California Resort Casino to Unveil Renovation
Jan 17, 2014
Major upgrade to resort facilities intended to wow visitors, should boost employment as well.
The Pechanga Resort and Casino in Southern California has announced the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation of its massive entertainment complex. Pechanga executive Patrick Murphy expressed that the new development was intended to dazzle visitors: “We set out to transform the lobby and restaurants into focal points for guests to come into our grand entrance and say, ‘wow.”
The project was finished at the end of last year using the labor of about 350 construction workers. The project centered on the resort, not the casino, which offers standard casino strategy games like blackjack and poker. The Pechanga lies in the town of Temecula, which is located inland from the Pacific coast.
Voices in favor say casino boosts economy
Economist Mannfred Kiel estimated that the project will result in a positive economic impact of $20 million for the community. Aside from the construction employment, the expanded complex will hire 90 more permanent employees. It looks like the renovation was smart strategy for the operators and the public.
Ken Vestmyr, a Temecula business representative, had this to say about the renovation: “When a company as committed as Pechanga to giving visitors an experience they come back for again and again does something as big as a multi-million dollar remodel, it has a nearly immediate effect on other visitor-based businesses – wineries, hotels, restaurants and shops.”