Pechanga Resort & Casino to become largest property on West Coast with $285M expansion

Involved in the renovation are Lifescapes International for the pool complex, Tutor Perini as expansion builder, and CLEO Design as lead for interior.

In California, the Pechanga Resort & Casino has topped out its $285 million expansion that will make the property the largest on the West Coast. The entire expansion project is expected to be completed in December.

The building was designed by Delawie architects, the original designers of Pechanga Resort & Casino when it was built in 2002. Lifescapes International is building the four-acre pool complex. Tutor Perini was selected as the expansion builder. CLEO Design is the lead for the interior design.

When the resort expansion is done in December, the property will have 13 restaurants, 1,100 rooms and suites, a 4.5-acre pool complex, a spa, additional event spaces, a golf course and a bigger casino floor. The new hotel tower alone will have 568 rooms and suites.


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Pechanga will also increase the casino area to 200,000 square feet, and the event/meeting/convention areas, 13 pools and spas to 100,000 square feet (indoor) and 174,500 square feet (outdoor) . Other amenities at the property include a fitness center, concert theater, nightlife venues and a green roof.

Materials used in construction were largely sourced from Southern California.

Builders have poured 81,000 tons of concrete to construct the Pechanga resort expansion’s new hotel wing, which has more than 2,174 tons of reinforcing steel. The base of the intersecting hotel towers is 70 feet wide and 13 feet deep, with a tunnel system that will allow the staff to move through the property. The hotel structure is 13 stories high on the south and nine stories on the north.