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‘Ultimate Getaway’ at Harrah’s Rincon

After 13 months of
construction and anticipation, Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort, located in
the Palomar mountains of San Diego County opens the doors of its new $168
million expansion December 20 at 10 a.m.—just in time for the holiday
season. “This is an important day for us here at Harrah’s Rincon,” stated Janet
Beronio, senior vice president and general manager. “After a little over a
year of planning and hard work we are ready to open the doors on what we
feel is truly the ultimate getaway here in Southern California. You can’t
imagine how excited we are to unveil all of the great additions to
Harrah’s Rincon and share them with our guests.”

The additions to the popular casino resort include a 21-story hotel tower,
bringing the total number of hotel rooms to 651. All of the rooms feature
one king or two queen beds, large luxury bathrooms with separate Roman
tubs and glass-enclosed showers, and other fine amenities. The entire 21st
floor consists of nothing but suites and there are other suites throughout
the hotel—a total of 104 including 36 end suites with private patios
and a spectacular mountain view, 47 two-bay suites, three 3-bay suites,
and a super-luxurious Presidential suite.

Another added feature is the highly anticipated 7,500 sq. ft. spa. The spa
contains 10 treatment rooms where guests will be pampered from head-to-toe
with latest in massage therapy, hydrotherapy, manicures, pedicures, and
facials. And for those who prefer to get a little more physical, there is
also a state-of-the-art fitness center complete with the latest equipment.

Harrah’s Rincon has also transformed their pool area into a true oasis of
relaxation. The two-tiered pool with its crystal clear fountain features
both a hot and cold pool and is surrounded by a lush tropical garden
complete with private Jacuzzis. There are 8 private cabanas filled with
all of the modern conveniences of home. The pool area is also the site of
the newest Harrah’s Rincon restaurant, Cabana Cove. This eatery has a
laid-back, California beachfront ambiance. Food and beverage offerings are
on the casual side and include items originating from Mexico, Asia,
Hawaii, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and California.

While Harrah’s Rincon plans to open these new additions for business on
December 20th “Harrah’s Rincon is planning a retro-Vegas celebration the
entire month of January,” explains Kathy Swank, public relations and
strategic alliances manager. “Throughout January we will have old-school
Vegas entertainment with headliners Gladys Knight, the Doobie Brothers and
Legends in Concert, as well as lounge entertainment featuring Elvis, Tom
Jones and Rat Pack tribute shows, plus free entertainment in the brand new
poolside restaurant and bar Cabana Cove (not to mention gorgeous Showgirls
strolling the casino floor every weekend!), you will be having too much
fun to give in to those post-holiday blues.


Owned by the Rincon San Luiseno Band of Mission Indians and managed by
HCAL, a subsidiary of Harrah’s Operating Company, Harrah’s Rincon Casino &
Resort is located at 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way (33750 Valley Center Road) in
Valley Center, CA, 20 minutes northeast of Escondido. With approximately
1,300 employees and an identity as a top resort-gaming destination, the
casino has generated an estimated $46 million in annual payroll including
benefits. It offers state-of-the-art amenities and the unparalleled
customer service that has made Harrah’s a nationally recognized brand.
Harrah’s Rincon has earned 25 awards in Casino Player Magazine’s “Best of
Gaming” Readers’ Poll and 41 awards in Strictly Slots Magazine’s “Best of
Slots” Readers’ Poll for 2004.

To schedule an interview or photo, please contact Kathy Swank at (760)
751-3272 or Sheryl Sebastian at (760) 751-3211.