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San Manuel Casino reveals expanded gaming area, restaurant and shops opening in July
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The first phase of San Manuel Casino’s expansion will open in July with a larger gaming floor, a new high limit room, a new restaurant and three new shops.

The $550 million expansion, which began construction in 2018, is the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ largest since the current casino facility opened in Highland in 2005. Future phases include a 17-story hotel opening later this year and a 2,800-seat events center in early 2022.

Casino officials shared new details about the first phase of the expansion, including how the gaming floor will change, what the resort’s new high-limit room will look like and what kind of merchandise the casino’s new retail shops will offer.

The gaming

As part of the expansion, there will be two new floors of expanded gaming space, bringing the casino’s total to 270,000 square feet once complete. San Manuel will add 1,300 new slot machines — for a total of more than 6,500 — as well as an additional 40 table games.

Adjacent to the hotel elevators will be The Enclave, San Manuel’s fifth high limit room, following Lotus 8, The Vault and the High Limit Tables and High Limit Slots rooms.

The space will be smaller relative to the other high limit rooms and more exclusive, General Manager Peter Arceo said. It will have eight table games, 35 standalone slots and 11 bar top slots. There will be two private rooms for players who want more seclusion.

The food

Located on the former site of citrus orchards will be Serrano Vista Café, San Manuel’s 24-hour restaurant that will serve American comfort foods with a California twist. Dishes will incorporate common California ingredients such as avocado and citrus and much of the produce and meat will be locally sourced from area farms, Arceo said.

Citrus will not only play a role in the dishes, but also in the restaurant’s design.

“You’ll see hints of what an orchard would look like with the leaves and the trees and the color scheme really ties it up,” Arceo said.

The shops

Three new retail shops will open as part of the expansion: His, which will specialize in men’s fashion; Hers, which will specialize in women’s fashion; and Cache & Carry, which will specialize in luxury tech and travel accessories for VIP players and professionals.

Arceo said the inspiration for the three different store concepts came from guest feedback. He said that men who visited the property’s current 1891 Boutique wanted more men’s fashion items and women who visited the boutique wanted more women’s fashion items so casino officials decided to open separate shops.

Arceo said Cache & Carry was inspired by pop-up events San Manuel held where retailers were invited to sell their wares. He said certain categories of items were popular with shoppers.

“They responded really well in those categories of luxury tech and travel so much so that we said we’re going to dedicate an entire store to that,” he said.

This rendering shows what San Manuel’s new high limit room The Enclave will look like. The Enclave will be the property’s 5th high limit room after Lotus 8, The Vault, High Limit Slots and High Limit Tables. It will open in July. (Courtesy of San Manuel Casino)

This rendering shows what the planned Serrano Vista Café at San Manuel Casino in Highland will look like. The 24-hour restaurant will be one of several new amenities to come online at the casino in July in the first phase of a multiphase expansion. (Courtesy of San Manuel Casino)

This rendering shows what the entrance to San Manuel’s hotel will look like when it’s completed in late 2021. The casino’s multimillion dollar, multiphase expansion is currently underway. (Courtesy of San Manuel Casino)

This rendering shows what San Manuel Casino’s hotel lobby will look like when it’s completed in late 2021. The casino is currently in the midst of its multimillion dollar expansion. (Courtesy of San Manuel Casino)

This rendering shows what one of the hotel suites will look like when San Manuel Casino’s hotel tower is completed. (Courtesy of San Manuel Casino)

San Manuel Casino’s pool deck will be adjacent to its spa and both will open in late 2021. (Courtesy of San Manuel Casino)

The future

The gaming floor, 24-hour restaurant and shops make up the first phase of of San Manuel’s expansion, with a planned opening date of July.

Opening sometime later will be a fine dining concept on the second floor, but more specific details are still under wraps.

The casino is actively planning out details on the second and third phases and what those might look like, too.

For example, the pool area will have its own destination restaurant, Arceo said.

“You rarely go to a place and people go, ‘Well I want to go to the restaurant at the pool,’” he said. “I can tell you, when we’re done completing our food and beverage program design and menu, it’s going to be a destination. “

Before the expansion opens, San Manuel is working to hire more staff. The casino opened an off-site recruitment center at the Ontario Mills shopping center Friday, April 30, as part of an effort to hire thousands of employees for the expansion.

“Without people, it’s just a nice building,” Arceo said. “We don’t want to have just a nice building; we want to have a great experience and that’s where people come in.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of stories the hotel will have. It will have 17.

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