Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel was celebrated in a grand opening ceremony on Monday evening in Highland, California.
The event was hosted by citizens of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribe and their invited guests.
The ceremony opened with a performance by the San Manuel Bird Singers and featured special remarks by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman Ken Ramirez, members of the business committee, and Yaamava’ Resort and Casino General Manager Peter Arceo.
Following the ceremony, the festivities featured a special 3D light show projected onto the new, 17-floor hotel tower.
The celebration wrapped up with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Miguel.
The $760m expansion of Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is the latest addition to the tribe’s casino, and Monday marked the opening of its first onsite hotel.
The 432-room resort features a 17-floor hotel tower with views of the San Bernardino Mountains, elevated pool deck experience with private cabanas, a full-service spa and salon, more than 6,500 slots, five high-limit gaming rooms, entertainment, an array of dining options, multiple bars and lounges, luxe retail shops and a player’s reward program.
In spring 2022, a 2,800-seat theatre is scheduled to join the list of amenities on the property.
To mark the grand opening, Yamaava’ Resort will host a public promotion with prizes amounting to more than $120,000. The event will begin at 1 pm with the drawing of one lucky winner of the grand prize of $18,910 and, starting at 2 pm, every hour, five more winners will be selected to receive $1,891 in free play.
The number 1891 represents the year in which the San Manuel Band of Missions Indians was recognized as a sovereign nation.