DIEGO, CA - Barona
Valley Ranch Resort & Casino, San Diego's only luxury
casino and destination resort property, officially opened its
doors on New Year's Day and will welcome San Diegans and visitors
alike with a month-long grand opening celebration.
marks the completion of a two-year expansion featuring a new
casino, resort hotel, lakefront wedding chapel, events center
and championship golf course. "Throughout the planning
and building phases of the Barona
Valley Ranch Resort & Casino, we have strived to raise
the bar on the quality of gaming in California," said Clifford
LaChappa, chairman of the Barona Band of Mission Indians. "As
we welcome guests from around the world, our entire team takes
pride in our achievement in creating the premier gaming and
hospitality brand on the West Coast."
in the picturesque rolling hills of the Barona Indian Reservation
in San Diego, Barona
Valley Ranch Resort & Casino will offer guests world-class
luxury, seclusion, and gaming excitement ideal for a mid-week
or weekend getaway. The resort's California ranch influenced
design pays tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the Barona
Band of Mission Indians combining timeless natural beauty and
the history of the tribal land. Exciting gaming, 397 elegantly
appointed guest rooms and suites, golf on the award-winning
Barona Creek Golf Club, a lakefront wedding chapel, world-class
restaurants, and exceptional amenities and services promise
an incomparable vacation experience.
raising the bar on gaming in California, the centerpiece of
the resort is the new 300,000 square foot casino featuring 2,000
Las Vegas slots, video poker and keno machines and 52 exciting
table games - Blackjack, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean
Stud, Casino War and Three-Card Poker - an 11-table poker room,
and an off-track betting area. Founder's Hall, a 20,000 square-foot
multi-purpose room, will house bingo games and be available
for a wide array of functions including special events, concerts
and meeting space. The amazing selection of gaming options is
made more exciting with Barona's astounding average daily payout
of $10 million. From penny slots to an exclusive high limit
area, enthusiasts are sure to find their game of choice.
settle into their comfort zone in one of 364 deluxe guest rooms
or 33 luxury suites. Each room is dressed in the warm tones
and relaxed ambience that are the foundation of the elegantly
rustic resort. Golden yellow and rich brown hues accompany fresh
floral accents and ruggedly attractive iron light fixtures.
Each of the 33 expansive suites, ranging in size from 836 square
feet to 2,200 square feet, feature standard amenities plus numerous
Walls and Associates, acclaimed architects of the Paris
Hotel and Casino, Mirage
Palace in Las Vegas, envisioned the theme of the Barona
Valley Ranch Resort & Casino, which is centered on the
California Ranch style of the 1930s.
rich, earthy tones to the attractive stone walls and oversized
fireplace in the hotel lobby, evocative natural imagery and
elements reflect the Tribe's harmonious coexistence with and
reverence of nature. The dark wood and stone facades of the
aged, ranch-style buildings are designed to blend seamlessly
with the surrounding landscape and the existing structures
on the Barona
Indian Reservation. A functioning old mill waterwheel, several
magnificent lakes, and features such as a period footbridge
and a restored barn, decorate the resort. The entirety of the
site, from the golf course to new and existing buildings, is
lushly landscaped and waterscaped as an added enrichment to
the Barona Valley. Architectural accents from a variety of periods
enhance the notion of a sprawling rancheria evolving and expanding
through the decade.
of numerous awards including Audubon Signature Certification
and rated the #3 resort course in California by Golfweek
Magazine and one of Golf Magazine's Top 10 New
Courses in the Nation, the Barona Creek Golf Club offers one
of the most challenging golf experiences in Southern California.
Designed by the acclaimed Gary Roger Baird, the 18-hole course
is a par 72, and has 7,088 yards with nearly 100 multi-fingered
bunkers and a series of lakes and ponds that are connected to
the area's naturally fed streams.
of the Old West meets contemporary California cuisine in the
resort's eight stylish dining establishments. Several exciting
restaurants including the upscale Barona Oaks Steakhouse, the
Branding Iron Cafe, a 200-seat cafe overlooking the magnificent
landscaped lakes of the Barona Creek Golf Club, and the Ranch
House Buffet, an 850-seat all-you-can- eat buffet. Other options
include Feisty Kate's, a 1950s inspired Malt Shop, the Barona
Coffee Company, Reflections Poolside Delights, the Food Court,
and Jackpot Dining.
on the edge of a small, tranquil lake and set against the stunning
backdrop of rugged chaparral covered foothills, the charming
Wedding Chapel is the ideal location for memorable nuptials.
The Victorian-inspired, whitewashed structure seats 68 and a
custom-crafted picture window casts a beautiful glow on the
bride and groom by day and adds a traditional touch by night.
A selection of decor and floral options add the finishing touches
for the celebration. Nearby, the full-service Golf Events Center
offers a convenient and elegant setting for receptions complete
with flexible capacity, professional and courteous catering
staff, and delicious cuisine.
Band of Mission Indians has lived in Southern California for
over 5,000 years and the Barona Indian Reservation since 1932.
The Tribe was once a nomadic band that traveled across Southern
California in tune with the seasons and what nature provided.
It is now a sovereign government operating one of the most successful
casinos in California.
Casino Resort Announces Breakthrough
Bachelor Party Suites
VEGAS - The Palms
Casino Resort unveiled on Jan 7 the ultimate playrooms
for bad boys -- two luxury suites specifically designed
for private bachelor (or bachelorette) parties. These
bachelor suites are located on the 28th floor of the Palms
Casino Resort, adjacent to the Real World Suite, which
has quickly become one of the most coveted party spots
in Las Vegas and recent host to private events held for
celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Avril Lavigne and
"These suites provide the perfect atmosphere for
people who want to celebrate their last days of freedom
in the ultimate bachelor pad," explains George Maloof,
president and owner of the Palms
Casino Resort. "Aside from the incredible sound
system and flat screen TVs, the most attractive feature
in the room is its complete privacy -- the staff has been
sworn to secrecy!"
Outfitted in a retro 60s color pattern,
the bachelor suites offer provocative features such as
stripper poles, in-wall Murphy beds, and wooden dance
floors. A mirror wall made up of fragmented broken squares
of glass creates the great visual effect of a disco ball.
The same fragmented mirror treatment is also featured
above the bed, complemented by LED lighting that changes
colors based on desired effect. Plasma screens and superior
sound systems complement the dance floors in the suites,
which include all the necessary elements for these types
design goal was to create a space that is sexy and sophisticated,
hip and modern, which stays consistent with the overall
design of the Palms," said Susan Long, a senior designer
from Los Angeles-based Jerde Partnership who designed
the bachelor suites. Jerde Partnership is also responsible
for the entire design of the Palms
Casino Resort, including Ghostbar, N9NE Steakhouse,
Rain Nightclub and the $2 million Real World Suite.
Casino Resort is a $265 million boutique resort that
opened in November 2001. Owned by George Maloof, the 440-room
property offers a diverse mix of restaurants and bars
(including the famed Ghost Bar and Rain nightclub), 14-theatre
Cineplex, a 1,500-seat, multi-use entertainment venue
and a 95,000-square-foot casino. It is located just west
of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road, minutes
from the Forum Shops and Fashion Show Mall.