VALLEY CENTER, CA—Harrah’s Resort Southern California has begun construction on its latest expansion to include the addition of an in-house brewery, SR76; 22 new guestrooms with wellness amenities; four new meeting rooms; fresh juice and smoothie chain, Robek’s; a new dining option, KJ Chinese Kitchen; fitness center rebuild; renovations to the spa; and a pedestrian-friendly nature trail.
The $14-million project is part of Harrah’s newest resort offerings, which first debuted in spring 2014 when the property unveiled a $160-million renovation that included a new hotel tower, Spiked cocktail bar, Corked wine and beer bar, convention and entertainment center, and a new indoor/outdoor restaurant ‘ritas Cantina.
“Our team is constantly developing new ideas and resort amenities that will further enhance the guest experience here on property,” said Janet Beronio, regional president and general manager of Harrah’s Resort Southern California. “The newest additions to our resort will continue to give our guests an unparalleled experience expected when visiting a first-class resort.”
SR76 will be the first casino and Native American-owned craft brewery in Southern California, featuring a variety of styles of beer to showcase the history and agriculture of the surrounding area. The brewery is named after State Road 76, the original trail that ran alongside the San Luis River that the tribe used to migrate back and forth from the coast during the seasons. SR76 will offer at least four different styles of beer year round, rotating them seasonally, and producing 15-20 diverse brews throughout the course of a year.
The 22 new and on-trend guestrooms added to the resort will be wellness-inspired featuring amenities such as vitamin C-infused showers; customizable in-room add-ons; yoga mats; aromatherapy; built-in ceiling speakers in the bedrooms and bathrooms; robes and slippers; and fitness equipment such as dumbbells and jump ropes.
Totaling 2,633 sq. ft., the four new meeting rooms will be located on the second floor of the South Tower.
Originating in Las Vegas, KJ Chinese Kitchen will open its second location at Harrah’s, serving a selection of seafood prepared by chefs trained in the tradition of authentic Chinese cuisine.
Robek’s will open its first location within a casino at Harrah’s this fall, offering a variety of handcrafted fruit and vegetable drinks, smoothies and juices using natural ingredients.
The fitness center will move to a brand new, nearly 3,000-sq.-ft. home and receive a total transformation. Complete with state-of-the-art LifeFitness cardio, cross training, strength, TRX and stability equipment.
Additionally, a mile-long nature trail will open behind the property along the San Luis Rey River. This dog-friendly trail features benches for resting and taking in the views.
The spa will also undergo a complete overhaul and will feature a barbershop, salon, and new treatments such as salt baths.
The additions of the wellness rooms, KJ Chinese Kitchen, Robek’s, the fitness center and the nature trail are expected to be complete in the fall. Brewery SR76 will open before the end of the year and the completion of the spa is planned for summer of 2017.