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."