By Miriam Raftery
March 31, 2017 (El Cajon) –“This is truly our day. We’re here to celebrate,” Sycuan Tribal Chairman Cody Martinez told a packed house during a groundbreaking on the Sycuan reservation for the tribe’s casino expansion.
The ambitious project will include a 12-story hotel resort with 300 rooms, adult pool with swim-up bar, kids pool, gardens including a 420-foot-long “lazy river,” new restaurants , spa, 60,000 in additional gaming space, and a spacious 11,401 square foot ballroom that can double as concert hall seating 1,200 or banquet room with capacity for 700. The $226 million, 500,000 square foot project is slated to open in 2019.