The Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in San Manuel has been renamed to symbolise a “new era” in Southern California gaming and hospitality.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the San Manuel Entertainment Authority announced the name change, with the latter continuing to own the casino and resort as the tribe pursues “additional growth opportunities.”
The Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel has a new graphic identity and logo inspired by the Serrano people’s ancient lands. Yaamava’s logo is made up of yucca plant fronds weaved into a basket pattern.
Rebirth and boundless potential
Ken Ramirez, chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians said: “Today marks a new chapter of rebirth and boundless potential, so we have given our property a new name—Yaamava’—the Serrano word for ‘spring.
“We are immensely grateful to our Tribal citizens, the thousands of San Manuel team members, and millions of valued guests over the years, all of whom helped make this moment possible.”
The casino added more than 6,500 slot machines earlier this year as part of a three-phase expansion project that also included an additional high-limit gaming area, three retail shops, and new bars and restaurants around the property.
Yaamava’ Resort & Casino will debut its new 17-story hotel in December, with 432 guest rooms, including 127 spacious suites, a pool deck with seven private cabanas, a full-service spa, and extra dining options. A 2,800-seat entertainment venue will open next year.
Peter Arceo, general manager of Yaamava’ Resort & Casino said: “Today is an important milestone in our continued journey to debut a best-in-class destination.
“Yaamava’ Resort & Casino will redefine the thrilling experiences our guests have come accustomed to and provide the highest level of service excellence in the casino and hospitality industry.”
The Tribe will employ more than 6,000 team members by the end of 2021 as a result of its expansion as an enterprise, making it a top-10 private employer in San Bernardino County, California.