Viejas Casino & Resort Opens a New Luxury Tower
Written By: Lauren Pettigrew
Photographed Provided By: Viejas Casino and Resort Willows Hotel & Spa
Chances are you’re probably daydreaming of your next getaway Monday through Friday. Maybe somewhere exclusive and luxurious, featuring top notch amenities like extravagant suites and an adult-only saltwater pool and sauna?
Don’t start searching for luxury resorts in the Maldives just yet—all of this is available to San Diegans right in their backyard. Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, Viejas Casino & Resort readies its new tower, Willows Hotel & Spa! The latest expansion at the Forbes Travel Guide 4-star rated, AAA Four-Diamond rated destination promises an unparallelled upscale gaming resort destination through a holistic approach.
While redefining the guest experience at Willows Hotel & Spa, Viejas has thought of everything. You’ll find a diverse assortment of intricate lighting and chandeliers at every turn, plush velvet fabric everywhere from the lobby to suites and hallways adorned with eclectic art by local artists.
Guests will experience a new level of hospitality immediately upon arrival. Don’t feel like waiting at registration to check in to your room? No problem. Willows offers a personalized check-in experience where guests can go straight from valet to their suite. There’s even a pillow preference program that allows guests to choose from a selection of plush bedding to almost guarantee a restful night’s sleep.
If you need more towels or maybe you’d like the curtains drawn, but don’t feel like getting out of bed—this is vacation after all—Willows has that covered, too. Each suite comes equipped with your very own personal assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, to take care of the guest’s needs.
Plus, a select number of suites feature a Wellness Experience, where guests can enjoy rejuvenating perks such as Vitamin C-infused showers. With 159 suites offering six different experiences, there’s truly something for everyone.
Those looking to take advantage of Willows’ mission to “foster an unparalleled sense of well-being and tranquility” need look no further than the all-new saltwater pool. The adults-only pool will be complemented by a full service salon and spa. Enjoy a relaxing massage in a poolside cabana, or soothe your mind and body as the bubbling fountain trickles into the saltwater spa.
Speaking of indulgences, Willows boasts three brand new restaurant concepts to satiate the refined tastes of hotel guests. Start your day off right with a delicious pastry and coffee in a modern lounge atmosphere at Daily Roast. Nosh on Thai-style drunken noodles in Ginger Noodle Bar’s comfortable and contemporary setting. Liven things up at Locale Kitchen and Lounge, where you can enjoy farm-to-table cuisine and a game of bocce ball. Afterwards, leave it to the DJ to get the party started as this signature eatery transforms into a nighttime hotspot.
With all of these amenities combined with a world class casino, you certainly never need to leave the resort to make the most of your stay. However, if you’re looking to venture out, Viejas Outlet offers a premier shopping experience steps away from the resort. You can shop designer brands, enjoy 10 frames at Viejas Bowl, or take a few laps around Southern California’s largest outdoor skating rink. Planning your next staycation? Willows Hotel & Spa awaits you!