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Pechanga Resort & Casino

Now, the largest Four-Diamond Resort on the West Coast, Pechanga Resort and Casino’s expansion provides multiple experiences with an added 568 rooms and suites, five pools, a poolside dining area and swim-up bar, family pool with slide and beach entry, four whirlpool spas (one with a natural rock waterfall feature), a two-story standalone luxury spa, two new restaurants, and a green roof garden/ Zen space that features native plant species, private patios, and Native American art installations atop a new 40,000 square-foot ballroom.

The centerpiece of  the pool complex, The Cove, is the 7,600 sf zero-edge main pool surrounded by well-appointed cabanas, and features a swim-up bar and relaxing lounges on a Baja ledge.

Overall, the expansion involves more than 1,200 trees (such as Southern Magnolia, Holly Oak, Japanese Blueberry, Camphore Tree and White Striped Agave) and 9,000 lush and colorful regional shrubs and plants (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag, Variegated Dwarf Lily of the Nile, Blue Flax Lily, Dwarf Variegated Mirror Plant, Gold Lantana, Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum, Red Apple, Barrel Cactus, Coppertone Stonecrop, and Huntington Carpet Rosemary).

Respectful of the culture and history of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, we used native materials and relocated four large oak trees to the new expansion (the indigenous oak trees are sacred to the Indians because of their history providing shelter and food to the Pechanga people). There’s even a Cultural Garden off the ballroom showcasing works of local, native artists; with fire pits, a water feature, indigenous rockwork, and decomposed granite strolling paths.

By embracing the natural views and incorporating current, modern trends, we enhanced the existing surroundings while increasing the diverse offerings for guests.