In the United States and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has announced the re-opening of the iconic Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas following the 703-room property’s closure at the hands of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March of 2022.
The federally-recognized tribe used an official press release to detail that the Las Vegas venue officially recommenced operations yesterday evening under the auspices of its San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority enterprise with guests now able to book reservations via the domain at Palms.com. The tribal operator also disclosed that this revival was marked via a poolside reception and fireworks show that had been preceded by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Headquartered in the California city of San Bernardino, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has been responsible for its home state’s San Manuel Casino venue since 1986 and rebranded this property as the Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel in September while simultaneously unveiling an adjacent 432-room hotel. This was followed by the closure of a $650 million deal with Red Rock Resorts Incorporated that saw the tribe purchase the Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas and begin preparations to re-open the Nevada venue in time to take advantage of an expected busy summer period.
Cynthia Kiser Murphey was hired by the San Manual Band of Mission Indians in September to serve as the new general manager for the Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas and she proclaimed that the Las Vegas Strip property now comes complete with a ‘reimagined’ 95,000 sq ft casino alongside ‘a diverse mix of bars and restaurants’ and over 190,000 sq ft of meeting, convention and event space. The experienced professional disclosed that the Clark County venue benefitted from a $600 million makeover in 2019 and moreover features a 73,000 sq ft multi-level pool area, a 14-screen cinema, a 2,500-seat theater and a spa as well as a wedding chapel and almost 600 nearby condominiums.
Read a statement from Kiser Murphey…
“Our team has worked incredibly hard to get to this day and it’s a great accomplishment to introduce the Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas once again to Las Vegas. This is truly a special property and we all consider it a privilege to be trusted with its return to the city. Our goal is to deliver a distinctive experience that makes everyone feel at home while they are in Las Vegas.”
The re-opening of the Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas means that the San Manual Band of Mission Indians is now the second aboriginal group to have taken over the running of a Las Vegas casino. Connecticut’s federally-recognized Mohegan Tribe became the first when it inaugurated the nearby Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas development a year ago while the Seminole Tribe of Florida is soon expected to take over the running of the 3,000-room Mirage Las Vegas venue before re-branding the property under its Hard Rock moniker.