Harrah's Resort Southern California Completes $160-Million Renovation

The Newport Suite, one of many suite options in the resort's new hotel tower // © Harrah's Resort Southern California
Today, Harrah's Resort Southern California has finished a major $160-million, mutli-phase renovation project that also included the addition of a brand-new 403-room Resort Tower North. The 1,065-room property, now the fourth largest hotel property in the U.S., is located in Valley Center, CA in San Diego County, a 50-minute drive from Downtown San Diego. 

Expansion and renovations at the property begain in October 2012, with the first phase of renovations unveiled in July 2013 with the opening of 'ritas Cantina and Dive, a pool complex with a swim-up bar and a 400-foot-long Lazy River. In January 2014, the property added a 53,221-square-foot convention and entertainment venue, The Events Center, which seats up to 2,200 for concerts of up to 1,200 for banquests. Other new additions include a Starbucks and Corked, a wine and craft beer bar with a 15,260-square-foot patio for events.

The property, which first opened in 2002, recently changed its name from Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort in March to emphasize its location in Southern California, as well as its new gaming and resort experiences. The AAA Four-Diamond resort is owned by the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians and is managed by HCAL, LLC, a Caesars License Company.