Harrah's Resort Southern California

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Harrah's Resort Southern California
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Location Valley Center, California, U.S.
Address 777 Harrah's Resort Southern California Way
Opening date December 20, 2004; 12 years ago (December 20, 2004)[1]
No. of rooms 1,065
Total gaming space 55,000 sq ft (5,100 m2)
Notable restaurants Earl of Sandwich
Fiore
KJ Chinese Restaurant
Oyster Bar
Pink's Hot Dogs
'Rita Cantina
Robeks
SR76
Starbucks
The Buffet at Harrah's
The Café at Harrah's
Casino type Indian casino
Owner Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
Operating license holder Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Architect Paul Steelman Design Group[2]
Previous names Harrah's Rincon (2004–2014)
Renovated in 2014, 2015
Coordinates 33°16′03″N 116°57′20″W / 33.267416°N 116.955525°W / 33.267416; -116.955525Coordinates: 33°16′03″N 116°57′20″W / 33.267416°N 116.955525°W / 33.267416; -116.955525
Website caesars.com/harrahs-socal

Harrah's Resort Southern California (formerly Harrah's Rincon) is an Indian casino and hotel in Valley Center, California. It is owned by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

Hotel rooms[edit]

Harrah's Resort Southern California
Rincon Cabana Cove
The Spa at Harrah's

The hotel has 3 towers. Dive Inn (formerly Garden Tower, opened in 2002 and renovated in 2004), Resort Tower South (formerly Spa Tower opened in 2004, renovated in 2015) and Resort Tower North (opened in 2014). There are 662 rooms in the Resort Tower South and Dive Inn and there are 403 rooms in the Resort Tower North. The casino consists of 1600 slot machines and 51 tables, including eight poker tables. The architects for this casino were the Steelman Partners of Las Vegas, NV, providing interior and lighting design.[3] The resort also includes a spa and nearby Woods Valley Golf Club. The North and South Towers includes non-smoking and smoking rooms, as well as the La Jolla suite, Coronado suite which includes a balcony with a table and 2 lounge chairs facing east (South Tower) and north or south (North Tower) and Catalina suite which is exclusive to the renovated South Tower and features 1 king and 2 queen beds, extra space and 2 lounge chairs and a table on the private balcony facing west and 2 presidential suites. Dive Inn includes non-smoking and smoking rooms with a small balcony, Palomar Suite, Laguna and Malibu suites which include a private small heated pool outside the room. Rooms on the first floor are reserved for PetStay guests and Luxury rooms on the first floor are reserved for Diamond and Seven Stars guests which includes a private balcony with two lounge chairs

Expansion[edit]

On November 1, 2012, construction began on a $160-million expansion that included a new 403-room hotel tower and a 23,000 square foot convention center, which can be converted for meetings, concerts, etc. The project also consisted of many other expansions, including a renovation of the pool area featuring a lazy river and swim-up bar, a food court comprising Earl of Sandwich and the reopening of Pink's, a Starbucks location, Corked (featuring regional premium craft beers), Spiked, and Rita's (an indoor/outdoor Mexican restaurant). The lazy river, swim up bar and pool restaurant were completed during the summer of 2013, while the convention center and the bar Corked were completed by December. Starbucks opened in early 2014. The new hotel tower was partially opened in March and fully open by April 2014, bringing the resort's total room count to 1,065, making it the largest Indian casino resort by room count in the state of California. Spiked and the food court were also opened in April. The entire project was officially completed April 18, 2014.[4] Upon its grand reopening, the resort was renamed Harrah's Resort Southern California.[5] In 2015, after the expansion, the south tower was renovated to make it more modern and mimics the newer north tower.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Casinos". Indian Casinos of Southern California. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Hotel and restaurant design, Issue 2. Visual Reference Publications. 2005. p. 284. ISBN 1584711078. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Center for Gaming Research". University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Resort Tower North Opens at Harrah's Resort Southern California". Hotel News Resource. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Forgione, Mary (March 5, 2014). "San Diego: Harrah's casino-resort changes name, adds 403-room tower". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 

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