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June 4, 2013 (Alpine) – Viejas Casino & Resort has been awarded the prestigious Four Diamond status from the American Automobile Association (AAA), officially designating the property as one of the nation’s premier resort destinations.

Fewer than 5% of the nearly 31,000 properties approved by AAA achieve the highly-coveted Four Diamond distinction.

“We are extremely proud to be acknowledged as one of the finest resort destinations in the country,” said Viejas Casino & Resort General Manager Chris Kelley. “This honor is a testament to the dedication, hard work and professionalism of our Team Members and reflects our absolute dedication to the highest standards of guest service, accommodations and amenities.”

The Four Diamond rating followed a thorough on-site, property-wide evaluation by a professional inspector. AAA defines a Four Diamond property as “upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. Physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout, including an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”

The achievement comes only eight weeks after the Grand Opening of Viejas Hotel, San Diego County’s newest luxury hotel. The new five-story hotel has 99 deluxe rooms and 29 luxurious suites; a pool and hot tub, with an expansive patio area and cabanas; a business center; fitness room and room service. The property also includes a lobby area that connects to Viejas Casino and an expansion of the popular buffet, which is now one of the largest buffets in San Diego County.

Located off of I-8 east of San Diego, Viejas Casino & Resort is owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, who have inhabited the areas of Southern California and northern Mexico for over 10,000 years. Viejas Casino features thousands of slot machines, exciting table games including Blackjack; Baccarat and Pai Gow; a poker room; a new high-stakes bingo room and an off-track betting facility. Guests can choose from a variety of restaurants including the award-winning Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries and Viejas Bowl. And the newest addition, Viejas Hotel, features 128 luxurious rooms and an expansive pool area with a hot tub and cabanas for lounging or entertaining. For more information, visit or call 1-800-847-6537.


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