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Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage Becomes The Only Casino Property In California to be Awarded Forbes’ Four-Star Award, Three Times


Rancho Mirage, Calif. (February 14, 2020) – Agua Caliente Casinos is proud to announce that Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage has been awarded the Forbes Four-Star Award for its exclusive Sunstone Spa, the multi-award winning The Steakhouse, and its luxurious resort hotel making it the only casino property in California to win three Forbes Four-Star Awards at the same time.  

“I am extremely proud of our team members in achieving this goal.  Providing the ultimate guest experience is what we strive for at all Agua Caliente Casinos, and Forbes plays a big role in creating and delivering that experience,” stated Saverio R. Scheri III, COO for Agua Caliente Casinos.

Scheri added, “Receiving four-stars from Forbes in our restaurant, spa, and resort hotel makes us a unique triple winner and sets us apart from other casino resorts in California and throughout the U.S.”

The esteemed Sunstone Spa has been a Forbes Four-Star winner for several years running and consistently delivers a unique and serene experience for guests from all over the country. “At Sunstone Spa, you can enjoy a variety of unique services including traditional and specialty massages, scrubs, wraps, skin care and a full-service hair and nail salon. Services are crafted with detail and sustainable ingredients while heated gemstones and grounded treatment tables add a layer of health to treatments. A private outdoor pool, and luxury spa cabanas all add to your day while you reconnect with yourself and loved ones,” boasted Daniel Spencer, Spa Director for Agua Caliente Casinos.   

The Steakhouse, winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence consecutively since 2007, is now also a Forbes Four-Star Award winner. This stunning fine dining restaurant has also earned accolades such as the AAA Four Diamond Award, the Palm Springs Life Best of the Best, and the OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award.

“We take extreme pride in the presentation and tenderness of our Certified Angus Prime Beef, Australian Lobster, Colorado Lamb, our Slow Roasted “Prime” Prime Rib, and of course, our Filet Mignon, all of which are served with harmonious sides and finishes,” said Executive Chef Kenneth Williams.  “The experience, much like our menu, is rich, savory, and unforgettable, and we are very proud to have this significant Forbes Four-Star award bestowed upon us,” Williams added.

The 16-story 340 room resort hotel of Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is an extraordinary hotel with a cool desert vibe, and has also been the winner of theAAA Four Diamond Award for 11 consecutive years. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage offers the perfect blend of elegance and exhilaration. Luxurious room accommodations, 71,000 square feet of the most exciting gaming, a decadent cigar lounge, and an outdoor oasis with sparkling pools and deluxe cabanas await.


Forbes is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Forbes’ highly trained inspectors visit every property they rate, evaluating based on up to 900 objective criteria. Hotel stays span a minimum of two nights. Forbes pays their own way and no one can buy a rating; all ratings are earned through Forbes’ objective inspection process. Global inspectors are anonymous at all times to ensure they have the same experience as a typical guest. While Forbes inspects both service

and facility, the Star Rating system emphasizes service because your experience at a hotel, restaurant or spa goes beyond looks. It’s how the experience makes you feel that you will remember most.


The Agua Caliente Casinos are located in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA and are the Coachella Valley’s foremost resort gaming destinations. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the only property in California that has been awarded the Forbes Four Star Rating for three different locations within the resort. The Sunstone Spa, also ranked in the top spas in the U.S. and no. 1 in California by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas 2019; The Steakhouse winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence consecutively since 2007; and the 16-story 340 room resort hotel have all achieved Forbes Four Star status. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also a AAA Four Diamond property and was ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also home to Southern California’s premier entertainment venue, The Show, which features a legendary lineup of performers. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs offers the newest games, a variety of table action, and high-limit gaming, plus fine dining and shopping, all in a fabulous setting in historic downtown Palm Springs at the site of the area’s natural hot water springs. The Agua Caliente Casinos are owned and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, which also owns the world-renowned Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon hiking trails, and the Indian Canyons Golf Resort. A third casino property will come under the Agua Caliente Casinos fold when in it open this fall in Cathedral City, CA.