Gaming & Hospitality

Gaming and hospitality ventures require a refined combination of visual impact, electronics savvy and structural integrity. Neal Electric engineers and technicians are specially trained in the integration of the multiple layers of circuitry that are required for every aspect of the casino. As the frequent liaison between power companies and the Native American tribes who own and operate the gaming establishments, Neal Electric is well positioned as an ideal partner for any gaming or hospitality franchise.



Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa | Carlsbad, California

Size: 97,200 SF
Contractor: Soltek Pacific
Owner: Wave Crest Resorts II, LLC
Architect/Engineer: Joseph Wong Design Associates

The new three-story Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa touts 215 rooms, panoramic ocean views, a high-end restaurant and more than 25,000 square feet of event space. There is also a 5,600 square foot spa, a fitness center and a swimming pool with an ocean view. An adjacent 94,630 square foot three level parking structure with 261 parking spaces will also be constructed.

Quechan Casino & Resort | Winterhaven, California

Size: 265,000 SF
Contractor: Suffolk Construction (formerly Roel Construction)
Architect/Engineer: Friedmutter Group Electrical/MPE Engineering
Electrical Scope: Design Build, 12KV Switchgear & Distribution Emergency Generator/ATS, Theatrical Lighting, Sports Lighting, Roadway Lighting, Telecom/Data System, Sound & Video System

The Quechan Casino project was a Design-Build project that consisted of a 5 story 166 unit hotel, three buildings housing the pool, spa and lazy river equipment and operations, water and waste water treatment plants, 33,000 square foot gaming area, a 24 hour café, a sports bar and steak-house, a 2,400 seat event center, lazy river resort pool, large pool deck area, and a food court with outdoor dining, and surface parking for 1,650 cars. This 20 million dollar design build project was completed within budget and 4-months under the projected schedule.

US Grant Hotel Renovation | San Diego, California

Size: 11 Stories
Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Owner: US Grant Ventures
Architect/Engineer: WHPacific (formerly ASCG, Inc.)

Neal brought their extensive experience of working in casinos to a hospitality project, the renovation of San Diego’s U.S. Grant Hotel that was built in 1910 by the son of former United States President, Ulysses S. Grant, to honor his father. The hotel is deemed a historic site and was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 2003, the hotel was purchased by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, who closed the doors for 21 months to renovate the building. The project consisted of remodeling of 270 guest rooms and suites, ballrooms and meeting rooms. The main floor of the hotel underwent major remodeling to provide a new restaurant and lounge, retail spaces, front desk area and other guest services. Neal Electric’s responsibilities included replacing some of the electrical infrastructure, making modifications to the power and installing and modifying nearly all the lighting for the building—both interior and exterior.

Sycuan Casino & Resort | El Cajon, California

Size: 150,750 SF
Contractor: Various
Owner: Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Neal Electric has been working for the Sycuan Casino and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation since 1997 at various locations throughout their organization. From building the Sycuan Casino Expansion, remodeling the existing casino, adding a 2000 space parking structure, roadway improvements, housing, to complete gaming floor rearrangements, Neal Electric has been providing Sycuan with excellent professional service.

Harrah's Rincon Resort | Valley Center, California

Size: 150,750 SF
Contractor: W.E. O’Neil
Owner: Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians
Architect/Engineer: Paul Steelman Design Group

New construction of 4-story 200 room hotel and 155,000 sf gaming facility with restaurants.

Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel | San Diego, California

Size: 22 Stories
Contractor: Suffolk Construction (formerly Roel Construction)
Owner: Stanford Hotel Group
Architect: JG Johnson Architects

Formerly the Clarion Bay View Hotel, this project included a major interior & exterior renovation of 306 guest rooms, lobby & common areas, street-level bistro and a rooftop bar overlooking Petco Park, home stadium for the San Diego Padres baseball team. Project finished on time and under budget.


Brent Hughes

Group Manager | ROEL Construction Company

“The team that Neal Electric has assembled and assigned to this project has delivered on every commitment and then some to date. The level of professionalism, preconstruction and coordination services that have been provided from the 3D coordination drawings to the light fixture overlay coordinating five different lighting disciplines is setting the bar for others to be graded by.”

John Finn

Vice President | W.E. O’Neil Construction Company of California

“Neal Electric assumed a design/assist role in the Harrah’s Rincon Phase IV Expansion project at W.E. O’Neil Construction’s request. They were instrumental on the successful completion of this project. Their thorough review and coordination of the MEP’s (not just electrical) save the owner countless dollars on the project. Their dedication to the project and being a ‘team player’ made all involved better.”

Kevin Reynolds

President | Reynolds Project Management, Inc.

“Neal Electric was a successful part of the U.S. Grant Hotel renovation project. As a member of the design/build team, Neal Electric helped to push the design to its completion. Neal Electric’s hotel and electrical design experience helped the project design team to make informed and cost effective decisions.”