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Viejas Celebrates Second Hotel Tower with Topping off Ceremony

San Diego’s Newest Luxury Hotel Tower, Event and Meeting Space, and Expanded Gaming Area

(Business Wire On March 20, 2015 at noon, tribal, executive, and community leaders from throughout San Diego will be celebrating a topping off ceremony at Viejas Casino & Resort, denoting the final construction stages of their eagerly awaited second luxury hotel tower. Hundreds will be in attendance for the ceremony at the site of the new five-story hotel, featuring an address from San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer.

The new $50 million Viejas hotel with state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting facilities is scheduled to open by year-end. Guests of the new hotel will enjoy 104 deluxe rooms and five luxury suites, including a 2,000 square foot Entertainment Suite.

Also featured in the development will be an expansion of the casino floor, ushering in over 1,000 new slot machines to the property by December.

Acknowledging the Tribe’s partnerships, community support, and over 400 skilled workers involved in the construction, Viejas Tribal Chairman Robert “Cita” Welch stated, “The addition of the new hotel is vitally important toward promoting the economic self-sufficiency of the Tribe, and we are blessed to play a part in contributing to the growth and viability of the San Diego region that we all call home.”

Following the topping off ceremony, Viejas Casino & Resort will host a celebration for thousands of the Casino’s top guests.

Viejas Hotel – Construction Project partners:

General Contractor, Swinerton

Swinerton has completed over 60 gaming and hotel projects in the Native American space since 2000, totaling over $500 million, including Pala, Barona, Sycuan, and Valley View.

Architect, JCJ

JCJ is an award-winning firm that specializes in the design of gaming, hospitality, and entertainment venues, including Mohegan Sun, the US Grant, Desert Diamond, and Chumash.

About Viejas Casino & Resort

Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, the Four Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort features thousands of slot machines, exciting table games including Blackjack, Baccarat and Pai Gow, a high-stakes bingo room and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located right across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and during the winter, Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. For more information, visit or call 1-800-847-6537.