Alpine, California

Willows Hotel & Spa at Viejas

The centerpiece of the Viejas Casino & Resort expansion is Willows Hotel & Spa, a luxurious 159-room, five-story, all-suites hotel. The beauty of the southern California valley provided design inspiration, and the new hotel evokes the surrounding landscape through rich wood finishes, soft neutral tones and bursts of gold.

New food and beverage concepts are also part of the expansion. Included in the hotel is a 7,000-square-foot spa and a 3,000-square-foot exterior pool with beach entry and pool bar. A 250-seat signature restaurant, Locale Kitchen + Lounge, features an eclectic mix of patterns and materials, along with exposed structural elements, to create a fine dining concept. Other dining facilities include Ginger Noodle Bar and the Daily Roast, a 24/7 café.

Additional changes at the property include a 22,580-square-foot gaming floor expansion with space for more than 300 slot machines, a 12,650-square-foot renovation to the existing gaming floor, and a new five-stall bus depot.

Completed in collaboration with iGroup Design.



NEWH, HOSPY Award, Best Hotel

Client: Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

Market: Hospitality

Size: 175,000 Square Feet

Scope: Addition

Services: Architecture

Delivery Method: Design-Build

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