by Michael J. Shapiro | March 31, 2017
San Diego's Sycuan Casino has embarked on a $226 million expansion, the centerpiece of which will be a 300-room hotel. The 12-story tower will offer 50 suites as part of that total, as well as a spa and fitness area, a resort-style pool with cabanas and deck, a poolside bar, and a lazy river and dedicated family pool. 
 
The new hotel also will have an 11,401-square-foot ballroom with a concert-seating capacity of 1,200. A junior ballroom will have views of the pool and gardens, with the surrounding hills as a backdrop. 
 
New food and beverage options will include a fast casual market, a raw bar and exterior lounge, a three-meal restaurant and a signature fine-dining establishment. Renovations to current F&B outlets will include a rebranding of the GameDay Sports Bar & Grill to a craft-beer brewhouse.
 
Sycuan also will expand its gaming space, adding enough square footage to accommodate a total of 2,500 slots and 80 table games.
 
"We are very excited to offer our clientele a number of new amenities," said John Dinius, general manager at Sycuan Casino. "All of these nongaming amenities have become important to not only offer a full-service resort experience for our guests, but also to stay competitive in this environment."