The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently held a ceremony to officially begin its major expansion project through Yaamava', a celebratory event and groundbreaking ceremony. The expansion is set to include San Manuel Casino's first onsite hotel, a world-class entertainment venue and an array of state-of-the-art amenities, including new dining experiences, retail and event spaces and more.
"We couldn't be more humbled and proud to start this new project, one that embodies the new growth and revitalization of Yaamava', meaning spring, a season that brings new life and boundless potential. This time of renewal is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to the words of our ancestors to 'never forget who we are or where we came from,'" said Lynn Valbuena, chairwoman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. "In keeping with our core value of unity, this project gains its success through the collaboration, dedication and commitment of all the San Manuel team members, patrons, community supporters and construction partners."
Yaamava', a groundbreaking ceremony, demonstrated how the casino plans to leverage its history of innovation and growth through the following:
- Modern Luxury – Casino patrons will now have the added option of staying at the destination itself at the casino's first onsite, luxury hotel.
- Regional Economic Growth – San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is among the top 10 private employers in San Bernardino County, currently supporting more than 4,900 employees and generating more than $1 billion in annual economic activity in the San Bernardino region; the San Manuel Casino expansion is set to add even more employment opportunities for the region.
- Elevated Entertainment – Visitors and guests will enjoy some of the world's best entertainment that rivals top destinations such as Las Vegas at San Manuel Casino's new world-class entertainment venue.
- Added Amenities – Upping the ante on its existing list of award-winning dining options and amenities, the expansion will provide enhanced experiences through its new dining venues, retail spaces and spa.