andia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, used the time it was closed due to the pandemic to build an entire wing that includes a extended play area with high limit; a new governor’s room, and an ultramodern sports bar.
The sports bar offers plenty of big screen TVs and has a wraparound outdoor deck with views of the Sandia Mountains and the city. The newly constructed entertainment space is approximately 50,000 square feet. Sandia is the last of the major casinos and resorts to open in the state.
The new features of Sandia’s sports bar a class II play area, which means customers can enjoy cocktails while playing their favorite slots. Customers can also order from an extensive menu.
Sandia Pueblo Governor Stuart Paisano said, “The plan was always to add extra play space. The second floor is not occupied at the moment. So part of this area we have upgraded our HVAC units to provide cleaner air to the south side of the casino so that our guests can enjoy a cooler environment, so to speak. And then our new sports bar is located on the third floor. So that was still the plan with the expansion that had been in development since 2019. We started construction, then COVID hit.
Paisano continued, “We don’t have any sports betting yet. It will be coming up. It was in the works, but COVID has hit. Our management team has done a great job of getting us to this point. add a few other gaming attractions across our property. And a sportsbook, our sportsbook will be one of them. “
In addition to the new wing, other construction work has taken place at other locations on the property including Bien Shur Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge and Hotel. The renovations have transformed neighborhoods. Darker color palettes have been replaced with lighter, brighter decor, carpet, paint, and tiles. Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the living and dining areas of Bien Shur. A newly erected rectangular bar has plenty of seating and features amenities like cell phone charging stations and handy hooks for purses and bags.
Paisano continued, “I would like to highlight the reinvestment of the pueblo in the local economy. This was also very crucial for us. During COVID, we did a lot of construction here at our property, which kept our main general contractor, Jaynes. Corp., and all of their subcontractors are also in paid employment, so we’ve tried to do our part in making sure that we are helping the local economy by keeping these various industries employed. So that’s something that is sometimes overlooked. , especially in tribal governments. ”
The property is keeping the buffet, Green Reed spa, convention center space, bingo hall and poker room closed. There is also a limited capacity for table games. Smoking is prohibited except in three designated smoking areas. Concerts and shows in the amphitheater will also not take place this year.