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Pechanga Ranks No. 2 Best Casino Outside of Vegas

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From: USA Today Travel

 TEMECULA, Calif. – (March 16, 2015) – Pechanga Resort & Casino represents Southern California proudly as the No. 2 best casino outside of Las Vegas as ranked by USA Today Travel. In an online visual slide show  presentation called “Leaving Las Vegas: The best casinos outside of Las Vegas,” Pechanga Resort & Casino is described as “modern and inviting.”

The article continues by highlighting the massiveness of the casino floor (about a quarter mile end to end), the luxurious amenities of the 517-rooms and suites, the ability to get some rest and relaxation in the on-site spa or on the golf course, and dining at the resort’s 11 restaurants. Atlantis Resort Casino in Reno, Nev. Came in at No. 1.

Top Ten Casinos Outside of Las Vegas – As named by USA Today Travel:
1. Atlantis Casino Resort – Reno, Nev.
2. Pechanga Resort & Casino – Temecula, Calif.
3. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, Fla.
4. Casino Arizona – Scottsdale, Ariz.
5. L’Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles, La.
6. Viejas Resort & Casino – San Diego, Calif.
7. Little Creek Casino Resort – Shelton, Wash.
8. Seneca Niagra Resort & Casino – Niagra Falls, N.Y.
9. Four Winds Casino  – Harbor County region, Mich.
10. The Silverado-Franklin – Deadwood, S.D.

DIAMONDS CAN BE A GUEST’S BEST FRIEND

4c_aaa_4DTEMECULA, Calif . – (February 2, 2015) –  Pechanga Resort & Casino is pleased to announce it has been honored with two AAA Four Diamond Awards for 2015. The 517-room luxury resort has now been awarded with the AAA Four Diamond Award for the 14th time. The resort has won it consecutively since opening in 2002. Only 12 other resorts in Riverside County also carry the AAA Four Diamond distinction. The Great Oak Steakhouse earned the honor alongside only six other restaurants in Riverside County and 34 other restaurants in all of Southern California. The Great Oak Steakhouse has won the award for the fourth time in a row since 2012. Diamonds can be a guest’s best friend when traveling. Using the AAA Diamond Award rating system, those staying at a hotel or eating at a restaurant for the first time can instantly know the level of service and quality to expect.  Read More

Pechanga Announces $285 Million Hotel Addition

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Pechanga Unveils Plans for New Hotel, Spa, Pools

Pechanga Indian Reservation, Calif, November 10, 2014 – The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians today unveiled plans to add a new luxury four-diamond hotel wing, a luxury spa, new ballroom and meeting space, a resort-style pool complex, two restaurants, and related improvements to the award-winning Pechanga Resort & Casino.

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Pechanga New Hotel Conceptual View

“Almost 20 years ago we started our journey toward self-sufficiency,” said Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro. “It’s a journey that has allowed us to provide for our people and the community, improving the quality of life along the way. To continue our viability and enable our competitiveness, we announce the next leg of our journey. As our region grows and matures, we must do so as well to position ourselves for the next 20 years. We believe this project will take us there.”
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Kick Off Holiday Fun with Big Prizes, Giveaways & More

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Stuff YOU Can Win at Pechanga!

TEMECULA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2014) – This holiday season, club card members at Pechanga Resort & Casino will get some help with their holiday shopping. With Black Friday Giveaways, Veteran’s Day prizes, $100 in EasyPlay money every week and increased member points for everyday play, it pays to be a member! Anyone can become a Pechanga Club Card Member to be eligible for all the holiday prizes just by inserting the club card into a slot machine or by presenting it at any table game prior to play. With headlining entertainment, gaming promotions, holiday giveaways and resort specials, Pechanga is the place to be this November.  Read More

Pechanga Wins Big with Eight Top Honors in Industry “Best of” Awards

Casino AwardsTEMECULA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2014) – Voted on by readers of Casino Player Magazine in their annual “Best of Gaming: 2014 Native Southwest” poll and by readers of the Southern California Gaming Guide in its Best Casinos AwardsPechanga Resort & Casino was recognized with many top accolades, placing first in a remarkable eight categories. Winning the classifications of “Best Golf Course,” “Best Hosts,” “Best Table Game Tournaments,” “Best Video Poker” and “Casino with the Best Facebook Page” in Casino Player, Pechanga lives up to its Four Diamond property designation. Readers gave top nods to Pechanga for “Best Casino Resort,” “Best Resort Rooms” and “Best Poker” in the Southern California Gaming Guide.

“At Pechanga we strive to provide a truly exceptional experience to all of our guests – on the casino floor, at the hotel, in the spa and on the golf course, so to be recognized by those guests for our efforts is an honor,” said Rudy Prieto, Pechanga Resort & Casino General Manager. Read More

No Vampires, But A Blood Bank Draws Red Just in Time for Halloween at Pechanga RV Resort

2012_0204 RV Park_IMG_0106_HDR DK Photoshop v1TEMECULA, Calif. — (Oct. 6, 2014) – It can be a scary sight when not enough people who need blood have it available. Just before Halloween, the Pechanga RV Resort hosts a blood drive from 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The San Diego Blood Bank will have their rolling bloodmobile on site at the Pechanga RV Clubhouse, and clinicians will be on hand to collect pints of blood from as many donors as possible. Everyone who signs up to donate will be given a raffle ticket to win free nights at the Pechanga RV Resort, gift cards for the Pechanga Buffet, hats and more. Raffle winners will be chosen at random and notified on Wednesday, October 29. Donors will also receive a free t-shirt courtesy of the San Diego Blood Bank. Read More

Treat Mom to a Day of Dining and Relaxation

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Mother’s Day Specials at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 30, 2014) – Sunday, May 11 marks the day mothers everywhere like to be pampered, spend time with loved ones, or take some time for themselves. Seven of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s 11 restaurants help make the occasion memorable with dining specials to please many tastes. Guests will find Mother’s Day dining specials at the Pechanga Café, Paisano’s Italian, Journey’s End, the AAA Four Diamond Great Oak Steakhouse, Kelsey’s Sports Bar & Grill, Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar and The Pechanga Café. Hours of each restaurant vary and reservations are recommended at the Great Oak Steakhouse and at Paisano’s Italian. For reservations or more information, call (877) 711-2946 or visit www.Pechanga.com. Read More

LPGA Players Hit Journey to Raise Money for Foundation

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LPGA Players at Journey at Pechanga

 TEMECULA, Calif. – (April 8, 2014) – Coming off a nearly week-long majors stint in the Palm Springs area, many of the LPGA’s top players headed west on Monday, April 7 to play amid the Temecula Valley wine country and support a worthy cause. Nineteen pro players, along with 101 other golfers, participated in the 2nd Annual KoreAm Pro-Am, an event that hosts LPGA invited players and raises awareness for the LPGA Foundation whose mission is to empower and inspire girls and women through the game, on the links at Journey at Pechanga. LPGA pros including Chella Choi, Vicky Hurst and Birdie Kim joined together with invited guests to take on the challenging, championship Journey at Pechanga. Read More

Get Romantic at Pechanga for Valentine’s Day

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TEMECULA, Calif. – (Jan. 30, 2014) – From casual and fine dining to spa specials to concerts by self-admitted romantic Englebert Humperdinck and more, if you have not made Valentine’s Day plans yet, Pechanga Resort & Casino offers plenty of solutions for the special day. California’s largest resort/casino offers dining specials at six of its 11 restaurants, as well as four seductive drink specials. Spa Pechanga features Valentine’s couples’ massages and other pampering body, hair and nail services. The February entertainment lineup beckons couples who enjoy many types of shows. The AAA Four Diamond Award hotel makes a perfect spot for a romantic getaway, and if you are not sure what your valentine likes, Pechanga Gift Cards are always available in any denomination from the casino retail stores, the Journey’s End Pro Shop or from Spa Pechanga. For more information or to make reservations, call (877) 711-2WIN or click hereRead More

Blends Coffee & Wine Bar Now Open

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Cappuccino & Dessert at Blends at Pechanga

TEMECULA, Calif. – (Jan. 30, 2014) – Pechanga Resort & Casino, the state’s largest resort and casino, has just opened the final piece of its grand entry and restaurant renovation and construction. Blends Coffee & Wine Bar melds the appeal of fresh-roasted, gourmet coffees and teas with the knowledge that products have been responsibly sourced and produced. On opening day, hundreds of people made their way into the new dining outlet eager to see what had been going on behind the glass doors for months. Once inside the earth-toned coffee house, guests are treated to a thoughtfully planned menu that features a Brew Bar (individually brewed cups of gourmet coffee to order), espresso beverages including Cappuccino, Lattes, Mochas, and Frozen Blended coffee drinks. The spacious restaurant with floor to ceiling windows (unusual in a casino setting) also offers guests an array of specialty sandwiches, Italian piattatas, paninis, salads, as well as breakfast pastries and desserts, freshly baked by the in-house Pechanga pastry team. Wines by the glass and by the bottle are also served. WiFi and device charging come complimentary. Blends is open every day from 7:00a.m. to 11:00p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 7:00a.m. to 2:00a.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, click here or call (877) 711-2WIN. Read More