San Manuel Casino announced a key talent acquisition, naming Afsi Bird as the Vice President of Hotel Operations for the resort expansion project. With over 30 years in the hotel industry, which includes luxury hotels and five-diamond resorts, Bird will be responsible for creating an elevated experience for hotel guests. One that exceeds expectations and upholds service excellence standards.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Afsi’s caliber leading our hotel operations team,” said San Manuel Casino General Manager Peter Arceo. “As we move towards the opening of our resort, we will need Afsi’s vast expertise to ensure we have the right team in place to offer that best-in-class service our guests have come to expect from San Manuel.”
The San Manuel Casino resort expansion project will open in three phases. Key features include 429 luxury hotel rooms and exclusive suites, premium dining venues, a full-service spa with exquisite amenities, a premier event venue that seats 3,000, a casino floor expansion, a rooftop lounge and much more.
“I am beyond grateful to be part of the San Manuel team as we embark on this huge endeavor, expanding the property,” said Bird. “It’s truly amazing to see how much this organization has grown over the years, and I am excited to be part of such an important milestone for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.”
Bird will be instrumental at acquiring new talent from the Inland Empire and around the globe. The expectation is that more than 2,000 new team members will join the current headcount of 4,500 through the San Manuel Casino Resort expansion.