Travel & Leisure

Mohegan Sun Wins Gold Award At 2017 NTA Distinguished Dozen Service Convention

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 1, 2017) – Yesterday, Mohegan Sun was recognized by NTA (National Tour Association) and NTA associated, Courier Magazine, with the Gold Award as part of the Distinguished Dozen at this year’s NTA Convention from America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis.

Graciously accepting the award on Mohegan Sun’s behalf was Bus Sales Manager, Stephen Olender. Olender works closely with Director of Bus Marketing, Dennis Clark, who in acknowledgement of the recognition, said, “It’s an incredible honor to have Mohegan Sun once again named as one of Courier’s Distinguished Dozen and with that, awarded a Gold Award for outstanding service. It’s a true testament to Stephen Olender’s hands-on approach as well as the rest of our great team here at Mohegan Sun, who strive to create the most welcoming, courteous and helpful atmosphere for guests that we can.”

The NTA’s Gold Award recognizes quality of product, level of customer service and dedication to relationship building.

About NTA:

NTA is the leading business association for professionals serving customers traveling to, from and within North America. NTA’s 700 buyer members are tour operators and travel planners who package travel product domestically and around the world. Their seller members — 500 destinations and 1,100 tour suppliers — represent more travel product and more business-to-business networking than any other travel industry association. NTA members have customers and product in the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 40 other countries.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a two tower, 1,600 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us ontwitter.com/mohegansun, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Connecticut’s New Equation For Relaxation = MS2

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Mandara Spa and Mohegan Sun (MS2) inaugurate new luxury spa while expanding amenities to the recently opened Earth Tower; rooted in the Balinese tradition of healing Touches, the Mandara Spa Brand connects its Indonesian heritage to local influences at Mohegan Sun for an unparalleled spa experience

UNCASVILLE, CT (February 14, 2017) – Steiner Spa Resorts (Connecticut), Inc. today announced the opening of a new Mandara Spa, the global spa brand’s 51st location, at Mohegan Sun’s Earth Tower. The spa will serve as an outpost to the main Sky Tower spa scheduled to be renovated and rebranded as a Mandara Spa in 2017.

Mandara Spa Earth Tower is a 2,800-square foot boutique healing house, designed exclusively for massage and facial therapies. The seven-room refuge features a couple’s suite, six dual-use rooms, waiting lounge, and retail area. Spa therapies include signature treatments such as the Mandara Customized Massage, Mandara Signature Facial, and the Fire & Ice Massage. The spa is an introduction to the brand and a prelude to the highly-anticipated Sky Tower spa renovation.

“The opening of Mandara Spa Earth Tower represents our commitment to Mohegan Sun and its guests,” said Leonard Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Steiner Spa Resorts (Connecticut), Inc. “Since 2002, Steiner has delivered exceptional services and products to Mohegan’s hotel and casino patrons. We plan for the Mandara Spa brand to continue to transcend the luxury spa experience, offering multi-cultural elements with worldwide touches and local influences.”

As in architecture, in which square roots are part of the equation in the build, Mandara Spa and Mohegan Sun formulated a strategic plan intended to elevate the spa experience while meeting the ever-growing demand for spa services. The result: a timeless spa brand with two on-property locations; a relaxation hub for Earth Tower guests to unwind.

“We’re thrilled to offer guests a beautiful new spa treatment area, and especially pleased it’s the result of a tremendous collaboration with Mandara Spa. Guests will find this Spa to be an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable experience, as it goes right along with the overall vibe in our newly opened Earth Tower hotel. With Mandara also embarking on the remodel of our larger spa and salon in Sky Tower, set for an opening by the end of 2017, Mohegan Sun will soon be home to a truly luxurious, modern and all-encompassing spa experience,” said Ray Pineault, President and General Manager, Mohegan Sun.

Mandara Spa Earth Tower was modeled after the brand’s portfolio. Situated on the ground level, the spa exudes a fresh, rich and earthy vibe that is naturally luxe yet calmly collected. The spa reception makes a first impression with its modern feel, clean lines, and a curated range of Mandara Spa®, ELEMIS® and bliss® products. The reception serves as the gateway to the waiting lounge, which showcases art and literature as guests take a pause prior to their service. Materials and accessories, including brass, bronze, gold, polished chrome, silver and stone, form an energy zone that emanates tranquility and sets the tone for the in-room spa experience in which guests can select from any of 40 spa treatments and service enhancers.

Kenneth Park Architects, headquartered in New York City, is the interior design and architecture firm on record for Mandara Spa Earth Tower and the 16,300 square-foot Sky Tower spa, scheduled to be completed in Fall 2017. A/Z Corporation, with headquarters locally in North Stonington, Conn., was the general contractor for the project and has a long history of having completed various projects at Mohegan Sun.

Photos: Color renderings available.

Photo Credit: Kenneth Park Architects

ABOUT MANDARA SPA Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Mandara Spa is a global spa brand with locations on four continents, in 22 cities, and aboard 15 cruise ships. The spa brand also has a same-name, retail product range. Founded in Bali, Indonesia in 1995, Mandara Spa is a pioneer of multi-cultural spa experiences rooted in the Balinese tradition of healing touches. The first Mandara Spa opened May 16, 1996 at The Chedi (now Alila Ubud) in Ubud, Bali. In 1998, the brand opened its Asia headquarters in Malaysia and formed a U.S.-based division in Hawaii. The following year Mandara Spa expanded to the Maldives and Thailand. In 2001, Steiner Leisure Limited acquired all remaining shares and in 2002 became the sole proprietor of the Mandara Spa brand. To learn more about Mandara Spa, visit www.mandaraspa.com.

About Mohegan Sun: Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a two tower, 1,600 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us ontwitter.com/mohegansun, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Mohegan Sun Wins Multiple Telly Awards

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Mohegan Sun wins 8 awards at the 37th Annual Telly Awards, which honor the very best in film & video

UNCASVILLE, CT (August 1, 2016) – Mohegan Sun, one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining, shopping and convention destinations in the United States, is proud to announce they have been awarded eight 2016 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards are the premier awards honoring the finest in film and video productions, web commercials and local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs.

  • In Travel/Tourism, Mohegan Sun won a 2016 Silver Telly Award, the highest award possible, for its Full of Life Brand TV Campaign for “Regional Television”.  Outside of the Travel/Tourism category, Mohegan Sun also took home a Bronze award in the overall “How To/Instructional” category for Mohegan Sun’s Craps 101 online video.

“It’s great recognition for the employees here who work hard on developing effective marketing strategies as well as a credit to our long-standing partner’s, Primal-NY and Taxi NY, who our teams work closely with on a daily basis. To win awards in TV and video production in today’s constantly changing world of communications, is really an achievement we can all be proud of,” said SVP of Marketing Communications for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, George Galinsky.

Additional awards for Film/Video category include:

  • The Wolf Den, a Bronze award in the “Music/Concert” category
  • Corporate Human Resources, three Bronze awards in the “Recruitment & Employee Communications Advertising Corporate Images” categories.
  • The Full of Life Brand TV campaign also took home a Bronze award for “TV Campaign – Promotional/Branding”.

The Annual Telly Awards showcase the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. It is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 12,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun, Instagram @mohegansun, view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.