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Pala Casino to break ground on expansion project

11 October 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Pala Casino Spa and Resort will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m., Tuesday, 17 October to honor the commencement of the resort's $170 million expansion project.

Pala Band of Mission Indians Chairman Robert Smith will provide a keynote address at the groundbreaking ceremony. Bill Bembenek, Pala’s Chief Executive Officer will also provide remarks along with California 71st District Assemblyman Randy Voepel, California 80th District Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher and California 75th District Assemblymember Marie Waldron.

The official groundbreaking will take place by the outdoor pool area. Pala Band of Mission Indians Chairman Robert Smith will drive a bulldozer through a 15'x17' brick kiosk building to officially break ground. The groundbreaking will be followed by food and refreshments indoors at CAVE Lounge.

The renovation and expansion project will include: the addition of a new 349 room hotel tower; the conversion of the existing resort pool into a multi-pool and entertainment resort complex; the construction of an inventory of unique hotel suites that will overlook the Starlight Theater event lawn and the new pool and entertainment complex; expanded gaming and casino bar space; a parking garage expansion; a completely remodeled restaurant promenade; a complete refresh of the entire casino interior; and a complete refresh of the entire existing hotel tower.

The expansion project will be completed in phases. The first phase will be completed in spring of 2018 and the final phase in late 2019.

Pala's renovation and expansion project will create 400 construction jobs and, once complete, add over 200 new employment opportunities to Pala's current team of 2,000 team members.

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