San Manuel Casino announced they have hired Afsi Bird as the vice president of hotel operations for the resort expansion project.

With more than 30 years in the hotel industry, including luxury hotels and five-diamond resorts, Bird will be responsible for creating an elevated experience for hotel guests.

“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 toward 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 amenities, an event venue that seats 3,000, a casino floor expansion, and a rooftop lounge.

“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.”

Positions available

Some 2,000 employees are expected to be added to the staff of 4,500 during the resort expansion. Recruitment efforts are in full swing to fill positions across multiple departments by the end of this year. For more information on openings and the application process: Visit SanManuelCareers.com.