HIGHLAND, CA – Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) recently announced its 2023 Star Awards in which Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel earned ratings for three areas. The Serrano Spa earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, and The Pines Modern Steakhouse and Yaamava’ Resort each earned a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award, with all three being the first in the Inland Empire to receive such designation.
“As we continuously strive to provide a best-in-class and unique experience for our valued guests, we are truly honored to receive this prestigious recognition from Forbes,” said Peter Arceo, General Manager of Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel. “It is through the vision and support of the tribe, along with the dedication from all team members, that we were able to achieve this monumental milestone. We know this is just the beginning, and we are excited to see what we can accomplish in 2023 and beyond.”
“We take great pleasure in announcing that Yaamava’ Resort & Casino has earned the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating for 2023,” said Afsi Bird, Vice President of Hotel Operations at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino. “This award signifies that Yaamava’ Resort & Casino offers an excellent hospitality experience, and we are proud of our team’s accomplishment in the first year of operations. Yaamava’ Resort & Casino is one of only three Four-Star tribally owned properties in the country, and one of only two that also holds a Five-Star spa and Four-Star restaurant.”
Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, owned and operated by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, is Southern California’s newest luxury resort offering. Best-in-class service and unmatched amenities can be experienced in the 17-floor hotel tower, which opened its doors Dec. 13, 2021. Each of the 432 luxurious rooms and spacious suites are beautifully crafted with furniture and décor inspired by the native landscape. Influenced by the earth’s natural elements, Serrano Spa offers a transformative experience designed to boost the mind, body, and spirit. An elevated fine dining and an award-winning wine list featuring rare, unique, and one-of-a-kind vintages can be found at The Pines Modern Steakhouse; the Steakhouse is recognized with Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence.
“Travel is in an incredible position for continued growth, as people prioritize authentic, in-person experiences,” said Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “The hotels, ocean cruises, restaurants and spas on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest.”