Pechanga Cafe

Pechanga Cafe

The Pechanga Resort & Casino opened in 2002 and shortly thereafter received the AAA Four Diamond award, becoming the first Indian gaming facility in California to receive the prestigious distinction. The largest resort/casino in the Western United States, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation that will change the look, feel and overall ambience of its 25,000-square foot hotel lobby, three restaurants and will be adding an additional dining outlet in the process. Work on the project started one day after Labor Day and is slated to be complete by the end of the year. The resort’s hotel lobby, guest check-in, VIP check-in lounge, three restaurants and retail gift store have closed to the public so construction work can continue every day until completion.

“The property is now a little over 10 years old and it is time for a renovation of our grand entry and some of the restaurants,” says Pechanga Development Corporation President, Patrick Murphy“Quality has always been a cornerstone of our success and we are always looking at giving our guests the very best experience possible. The new look will be elegant, timeless and will still convey the importance and use of natural elements for the Pechanga people.”

When unveiled near the end of the year, interior designer Ann Fleming of Cleo Designs of Las Vegas says the new look “will amaze guests because of the scale of the ceilings, that are so high even currently, but it’s hard to tell since there are décor items that made it appear lower than it was.” She also points to flowing water features when the project is complete, one being a “rain curtain” that looks as if it is emanating from an imaginary place about 25-feet high. “When it’s all done, we hope visitors will come in and stop and say, ‘Gosh, did you see this?’” referring to the featured finishes such as the 20,000 square feet of marble flooring or the live wood edges of the reception tables.

Renovations will be gradually completed in December. Experience the new and fresh look at Pechanga Resort & Casino soon.


With awards season getting into full swing, Pechanga Resort & Casino joined the lineup of award winners with several of their own shiny trophies handed out by several Southern California publications and voted on by their readers, Pechanga was recently honored by the readers of The Orange County Register, The Southern California Gaming Guide and The Press-Enterprise in categories including Best Southern California Casino, Best Entertainment and Best Poker. Pechanga Resort & Casino has earned the AAA Four Diamond Award every year since opening in 2002 and its team members strive to exceed guests’ expectations.

Here is a breakdown of the awards in which Pechanga Resort & Casino recently placed:

Orange County Register –
Best Southern California Casino
Southern California Gaming Guide –
First Place for Best Entertainment & Best Poker
Second Place for Best Casino Golf Course
Third Place for Best Casino Resort, Best Resort Rooms & Best Dealers
Press-Enterprise –
Best Poker Room

We really appreciate your continued business and support. Pechanga Resort & Casino will continue to strive in providing you with the best service and amenities that our property has to offer.

About Pechanga Resort & Casino
Pechanga Resort & Casino offers the largest and most expansive resort/casino experience anywhere in the western United States. Rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2003, Pechanga Resort & Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering more than 3,000 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 517 hotel rooms, dining, spa and championship golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort & Casino features a destination that meets and exceeds the needs of its guests and the community. Pechanga Resort & Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. For more information, call toll free 1-888-PECHANGA or visit Follow Pechanga Resort & Casino on Facebook and on Twitter @PechangaCasino. Pechanga Resort & Casino is open 24-hours. Guests must be 21 and older to enter the casino.