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An inside look at the renovation and expansion of Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa

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Some exciting developments are underway at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa. The property currently under construction in certain areas -- Morongo says they’re renovating and expanding. 

“It’s going to increase the size of our casino by about a third -- 800 new slot machines. It’s going to be a much more comfortable gaming experience for our guests,” said Simon Farmer, Executive Director of Marketing for Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa. 

The projects are all part of the hotel’s latest push to revamp their interior aesthetic: “We have new carpet going in, new seats coming in and new games coming in,” said Farmer. “We’ve opened up the line of sight it’s going to look a lot more open.”

The hotel is aiming for a much more modern and elegant yet warm and comfortable vibe as guests step inside. “We have rich mahogany woods, we have marble, you can see the illuminating really warm coloring...really soft coloring,” said Farmer, showing News Channel 3's Madison Weil some of the new changes. 

Guests can expect renovated hotel rooms too. “We’re updating the fixtures, the colors, the lighting,” said Farmer. 

The hotel has three new restaurants on site now open. “Mozen Asian Kitchen” offers a fine dining experience plus a quick service bar: “Chinese food, Korean food, Thai food, Japanese food plus a full boba bar,” said Farmer. 

There’s a new Parisian cafe called “Pink Coffee” offering gelato and pastries made fresh daily in addition to the all new “Good Times Cafe,” which Farmer describes as “Morongo’s take on the classic California gastropub vibe.” 

A new parking garage also going up to accommodate more guests. 

Morongo says the current casino renovations should be done by the new year and the expansion complete by next Spring. 

In the meantime, they say guests can still enjoy their favorite machines -- just in a different, temporary location on site. 

“It’s time. It’s time for us to grow and create a new more vibrant more comfortable experience for our guests, delivering in what they asked for,” said Farmer.

Watch News Channel 3 at 6 p.m. Thursday for Madison Weil's special report, featuring a tour of the property.

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Madison Weil joined the KESQ News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 News Team in June 2018. Learn more about Madison here.


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