Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Begins Study on Rancho Mirage Casino Expansion

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Begins Study on Rancho Mirage Casino Expansion

Martín Di Felice

Rancho Mirage, CA

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Wednesday that it is taking public comments through March 2 on the planned expansion of its Rancho Mirage casino resort.

An environmental impact report is being prepared on the tribe’s plan to add 310 new hotel rooms at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa and expand other areas of the property.

The proposal includes expanding the resort’s gaming area by as much as 58,000 square feet, its meeting space by up to 41,000 square feet, food, beverage and retail space by up to 25,000 square feet and its hotel space by 364,000 square feet. About 120,000 square feet of new commercial space is also proposed south of the resort.

"People travel from around the globe to visit the Coachella Valley," Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said. "We offer the finest in casino-resort style entertainment right here in Rancho Mirage, and we are exploring several opportunities on how to expand this luxury destination experience. We have a lot of decisions to make, and we are at the beginning of that process."

Comments should be emailed to mpark@aguacaliente-nsn.gov or sent to:

Margaret Park, AICP
Director of Planning & Natural Resources
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
5401 Dinah Shore Drive
Palm Springs, CA, 92264