June 12, 2009
Pala Casino Resort & Spa opened its $100-million expansion project to the public on May 22nd, adding more square footage on the casino floor, more dining and seating and significantly more covered parking.
Bill Bembenek, CEO of Pala Casino Spa and Resort, said "One of the spotlights of this expansion is our new buffet. It's quaint, contemporary design with windows that overlook the mountains affords more ambiance than you would typically get at a buffet. Chefs prepare food made to order and the buffet seats 640 guests." For those with a different taste, however, Pala has opened Mexican eatery Amigos and Sushi Sake, its signature Japanese restaurant.
Bembenek continued, "We've led the market over the years in terms of the product we offer for high limit players. But in recent years, our competitors have realized that there may have been a deficit in what they were offering to that niche of the market, so they've really stepped up.
And it was our turn."
Pala has doubled the size and the stakes in their high limit area.
Bembenek says, "For our high limit players, this is an area where they can spend some time and don't have to leave the space. If they get hungry, they can relax in the lounge and have a nice meal. The food we offer in the lounge isn't just an after thought, but a focal point."
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