In Palm Springs, California, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians are planning on constructing a new hotel as well as expanding their existing casino in the area. The hotel would house as many as 350 guest rooms with 510,000 square feet of space. This new hotel would replace the one that the tribe demolished in 2014. The site is now the area in which the new hotel will be constructed.
The existing casino, the Spa Resort Casino, could be expanded as much as 68,000 square feet. A draft plan is in the works for the expansion and should be revealed by early next year. Jeff L. Grubbe, the Chairman of the tribe, stated that over the past year, the tribe has been working to develop a master plan for the site. An environmental study is the next step to help determine what will be possible for the downtown location. The master plan for the casino also includes an 850 space parking garage that will be located north of the casino.