JIVDC to expand Jamul Casino with new upscale hotel

The Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC) has announced plans to build a lifestyle hotel at Jamul Casino in San Diego, California.

Currently under construction, this upscale hotel will add to the leisure offering of a destination already known for its food and entertainment.

Adding value

The announcement from Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC), which is a subsidiary of the Jamul Indian Village (JIV) Tribe, included news that the 2016-opened casino would soon be offering a new curated collection of leisure experiences for its guests and explained how this new hotel development would benefit the area.

President and General Manager of Jamul Casino, Mary Cheeks, said: “The hotel will allow Jamul Casino to build on its success in Southern California’s highly competitive gaming market. Our guests have overwhelmingly cited a hotel as their most-desired new development. The hotel, rooftop pool deck and lounge, and other new amenities will offer our guests a new set of experiences as a luxurious retreat in the beautiful Jamul landscape.”

Erica M. Pinto, Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village and Chairwoman of the JIVDC Board, commented: “In only a few short years since opening, I’m proud that we can capitalize on our success in operating the Jamul Casino with the development of a luxury hotel.”

“The hotel will allow us to effectively expand our footprint in the market while increasing funding for fire protection to serve all of San Diego County as well as provide 125 new permanent jobs and 1,000 construction jobs. The economic impact of the hotel will have far-reaching and long-term positive effects on our Tribal nation, state, and local economy.”

A lifestyle destination

Jamul Casino’s new 16-storey hotel will house 200 rooms, including 52 suites, with a climate-controlled, enclosed pedestrian sky bridge providing direct access to the casino. The hotel lobby will feature a 4,800-sq-ft restaurant with sweeping views.

Other amenities within the hotel are to include retail space, meeting and banquet facilities, a spa and salon with an outdoor deck, a fitness centre and an 11,000-sq-ft rooftop pool deck home to a jetted hot tub, cabanas and a rooftop bar. The hotel will be accompanied by a new six-storey parking structure.

Now being built with the aim of achieving AAA’s Four Diamond designation, the hotel has been designed according to the Tribe’s desire to provide a right-sized, customised, luxury experience to its guests. JCJ Architecture is leading the design of the new building imagined as a crystalline jewel box floating against the Jamul mountains.

Robert J. Gdowski, AIA, Principal at JCJ Architecture, explained: “Envisioned as a retreat from the dynamic energy of the casino floor, the guest is guided through a curated collection of experiences. This journey is designed to inspire the senses and arouse one’s relationship with nature.”