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Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

  • Cabazon, California 2005
  • Site Area: 44 acres | Total Building Area: 57,500 sqm

Indian gaming goes hand-in-hand with economic opportunity. But the Morongo Band of Mission Indians have taken it a step further, expanding their casino into a resort destination offering something for everyone - vacationers and residents, single adults and families, gamblers and non-gamblers. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa expands gaming with a spa; luxury pool with cabanas and water slides; entertainment from elegant restaurants and nightclubs to an arcade for kids; and an upscale hotel. Inspired by its location among picturesque mountain ranges, wind- and water- carved canyons and intense sunshine, Jerdes design for the resort features nature as a primary component to provide visitors with an experience of refreshment and rejuvenation. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa also reinforces the tribe's history of diversified operations, which include the nation's largest Shell gas station, a water-bottling facility, a government complex, and restaurants, and together establish the tribe as one of Riverside County's largest employers. The design will also serve as a benchmark for future development on the reservation. When the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa opened in late 2004, it was anticipated to add $2.8 billion to the economy in five years, including 4,000 new jobs.

Client: Morongo Band of Mission Indians
Design Architect: JERDE
Architect of Record: Thalden Boyd Architects

Project Uses:
  • Entertainment
  • Dining
  • Hospitality
  • Gaming

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

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Morongo Casino Resort & Spa


  • 2005Engineering Awards of Excellence: National WinnerModern Steel Construction Magazine
  • 2004Best of California 2004 AwardsCalifornia Construction magazine