an Manuel Casino, as part of the expansion, will add two new floors of expanded gaming space, bringing the casino’s total to 270,000 square feet once complete, and will include 1,300 new slot machines, for a total of more than 6,500, as well as an additional 40 table games.
The $550 million expansion is the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ largest since the current casino facility opened in Highland in 2005.
The Enclave, San Manuel’s fifth high limit room, will be adjacent to the hotel elevators and following Lotus 8, The Vault, and the High Limit Tables and High Limit Slots rooms.
General Manager Peter Arceo said that space will be smaller relative to the other high limit rooms and more exclusive, GIt will have eight table games, 35 standalone slots, and 11 bar top slots. There will be two private rooms for players who want more seclusion.
Serrano Vista Café, San Manuel’s 24-hour restaurant will serve American comfort foods with a California twist, will be located on the former site of citrus orchards. Dishes will incorporate common California ingredients such as avocado and citrus and much of the produce and meat will be locally sourced from area farms, Arceo stated.
“You’ll see hints of what an orchard would look like with the leaves and the trees and the color scheme really ties it up,” Arceo added.
As part of the expansion, three new retail shops will open: His, which will specialize in men’s fashion; Hers, which will specialize in women’s fashion; and Cache & Carry, which will specialize in luxury tech and travel accessories for VIP players and professionals.
Arceo underlined that the inspiration for the three different store concepts came from guests' feedback. He said that men who visited the property’s current 1891 Boutique wanted more men’s fashion items and women who visited the boutique wanted more women’s fashion items so casino officials decided to open separate shops. Cache & Carry was inspired by pop-up events San Manuel held where retailers were invited to sell their wares. He said certain categories of items were popular with shoppers.
“They responded really well in those categories of luxury tech and travel so much so that we said we’re going to dedicate an entire store to that,” stated Arceo.