Pechanga Resort and Casino
Pechanga Resort and Casino is an Indian Casino on the Pechanga Indian
Reservation in Temecula, California. Pechanga Resort and Casino is the
largest casino in the state of California, with 3,400 slot machines and
approximately 188,000 sq ft (17,500 m2) of gaming space.
In June 2002, the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians opened the $262
million Pechanga Resort and Casino complex. The resort, which was
designed to highlight the tribe's Luiseño culture, included: an 85,000
sq ft (7,900 m2) casino, 1,200-seat showroom, 515,000 sq ft (47,800 m2),
14-story (522-room) hotel and 38,800 sq ft (3,600 m2) convention center,
200-seat cabaret lounge, Eagle's Nest Lounge and seven restaurants.
In November 2004, a 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m2) expansion was opened
adding additional gaming space, a high limit gaming area, a food court
area, a 54-table poker room and Kelsey's, a sports-themed restaurant.
Guests must be at least 21 to gamble on the property; the age limit
was raised from 18 in 2003.
Aerial view of the Pechanga Resort and Casino, gas station and RV
parkThe 188,000 sq ft (17,500 m2). casino floor is one of the largest in
the world and the largest in the Western United States. It features
3,400 Vegas-style slot machines, 12,700 sq ft (1,180 m2) non-smoking
casino floor area with 300+ slot machines, 130 table games, a
non-smoking poker room with 54 tables, and 14,700 sq ft (1,370 m2). High
Limit Gaming Area with High Limit Salon featuring a Private Dining
The Pechanga Hotel includes 517 guest rooms including 64 suites, as
well as sun deck with swimming pool and spa, poolside bar and food
service, three retail shops, and a newly redesigned Health club.
Journey at Pechanga
The golf course, Journey at Pechanga, opened in August 2008, and the
clubhouse opened following November. Its features are:
* 72 Par, 7,219 yard Arthur Hills designed Championship 18-Hole golf
course open to the public
* 7 miles (11 km) of cart paths
* Carts equipped with a GPS system with course tips and narration by
U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Corey Pavin
* Pavin is the official Touring Pro for the course
* 62,000-square-foot (5,800 m2) clubhouse
* 2,800-square-foot (260 m2) pro shop
* 150 locker rooms
* Journey’s End - the latest restaurant at Pechanga open for breakfast
* Journey a la Cart – snack bar located at the starter shack.
In November 2008, a 62,000 sq ft (5,800 m2) clubhouse was opened.
Journey was rated as the 4th "Best New Course You Can Play" by Golf
Magazine in the January 2009 issue. With the addition of Journey at
Pechanga, the resort’s 146-acre (0.59 km2) footprint (including the
facility, RV Park, parking lots, and structures) has more than tripled
to 445 acres (1.80 km2).
Spa Pechanga couple's roomIn November 2008, Spa Pechanga opened a
greatly expanded facility with ten therapy rooms, a steam sauna, a full
service hair and nail salon and a couple's massage room.
Eight restaurants and a food court, including:
* The Great Oak Steakhouse - Chef Chris O’Connell. Winner of Wine
Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” six years in a row, The Great Oak
features more than 900 selections on its wine list.
* Paisano ’s Italian Ristorante - Chef Shawn Thaden
* Blazing Noodles - Chef Simon Nakhapreecha. Featuring Pan-Asian
* Seafood Grotto - Chef Kevin Hendrickson
* Kelsey’s - Chef Javier Castro. Sports-themed restaurant
* Pechanga Café
* Journey’s End – Chef David Fune and Dan Saechang. Open for breakfast
* Temptations Food Walk – featuring Pronto (Italian), American
Classics, Agave (Mexican), Little Wok (Chinese), Parkway Deli (New
York-style sandwiches), Caffe Cocoa (coffee and desserts).
Pechanga also serves room service menu for people who order food in
The Pechanga Showroom Theater, a 1,200-seat venue, has hosted
Broadway musicals and headline musical acts, including Journey,
Backstreet Boys, Bob Dylan & Carrie Underwood, magician David
Copperfield and comedian Jerry Seinfeld, among others.
Other entertainment venues at Pechanga include the Comedy Club at
Pechanga; the Cabaret Lounge; and Eagle’s Nest Lounge, which is located
on the top floor of the hotel tower.
Pechanga RV Resort
Pechanga RV parkThe adjacent RV resort features 168 tree-shaded sites
with full electric (20, 30 and 50 amp), water, cable TV and sewer
service, 25 pull-through sites, a heated pool and two jacuzzis, two
large clubhouses, pet area, and the Pechanga Gas Station. New upgrades
have been added such as premium and luxury sites, horseshoe pit and
party pavilion. Upgraded sites feature a picnic area and shaded grass
Meeting and convention space
Pechanga Resort and Casino has the largest meeting space in the
Temecula Valley, hosting many large events in its Grand Ballroom.
Meeting space at the facility includes: 53,000 sq ft (4,900 m2). of
flexible meeting and convention space and 13 individual breakout rooms:
60,000 sq ft (5,600 m2). of outdoor meeting space; a 22,000 sq ft (2,000
m2). Grand Ballroom (divisible into 3 sections); and a 125-seat
teleconferencing lecture center.
Pechanga Resort and Casino is Temecula Valley's number one employer,
with about 4,100 employees and the second largest private employer in
Riverside County, behind grocery store chain, Stater Bros.