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Mohegan Sun Officially Unveils Second Hotel, The 400-Room Earth Tower

Friday, November 18th, 2016

The all-new Earth Tower is now open to the public. Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, Mohegan Sun President and GM, Ray Pineault, Mohegan Chief, Lynn Malerba, along with Governor, Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman, Senator, Richard Blumenthal and Congressman, Joe Courtney and many more, all took part in the special ceremony Friday morning to welcome the new expansion

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 18, 2016) –  Mohegan Sun’s 400-room, 242,000 square-foot $139 million Earth Tower, celebrated its grand opening this morning, with a special ribbon cutting event. Mohegan Sun President and General Manager, Ray Pineault and Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown “Red Eagle,” kicked the ceremony off by thanking all of the men and women who worked diligently over the last year and a half to design and construct a truly beautiful addition to Mohegan Sun’s property.

A second hotel at Mohegan Sun’s flagship destination was something that both the Mohegan Tribal Council and Mohegan Sun Senior Leadership have long anticipated, since putting original plans on hold back in 2008, due the economic downturn. Chairman Brown spoke to those hard decisions as well as the impact that this long awaited second hotel has already had, stating, “for us, this new hotel does represent the ability to have more room nights and stays, right here at the casino and that has already, just in these early days, proven itself out with the demand that has been placed on this new hotel. But it’s also important to the state, because it represents the 2,000 jobs as this went through the construction phase and represents 200 permanent jobs, as we extend our team members, into this facility, and keep it up and running.”

To help usher in the new hotel and speak to the importance of the strong relationship between Mohegan Sun and the State of Connecticut, additional special guests included Governor, Malloy, Lt. Governor, Nancy Wyman, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney. U.S. State Senator, Richard Blumenthal, in particular, concluded his remarks by stating, “In Washington, when I talk to colleague’s about what is happening to the Native American tribes in their state, they look, with reverence, and some envy, at what you have done here. It is a great American success story, not just in dollars and cents, not just in spectacular building, or in entertainment and enjoyment that you have brought to countless people, but in the triumph of hope, and vision over obstacles, that would have deterred others.”

Overcoming obstacles certainly was fitting, as over the course of the last couple of years, Mohegan Sun has turned away around 1 million hotel rooms in the iconic, 1,200-room Sky Tower. And with much excitement about the new expansion, and finally being able to provide guests with such a well-executed second hotel, Mohegan Sun President & GM, Ray Pineault, thanked all of the contributions and hard work as well as commenting that, “this new hotel gives us a better opportunity to serve the incredible demand we have witnessed in our twelve hundred room, SkyTower and really allows us to welcome in even more guests in and outside of the state, with many looking to make multi-night visits.” And Mohegan Sun’s President concluded the event with, “what started out in 1996 as a 170,000 square-foot Casino with just a smaller sized free music venue, and a few restaurants and shops, is now one of the largest, most impressive, all-encompassing gaming, entertainment and resort destinations in the world.”

Earth Tower’s design was modeled after the original Sky Tower, with the help of Architect group, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Sitting along the Thames River, featuring 400 luxurious rooms, including 39 suites, the new hotel brings about some unique new features for guests. The lobby is home to various lounging areas along with Bean and Vine Café & Wine Bar, where guests can grab breakfast and a coffee in the morning, and relax with friends over a glass of wine or beer in the evening, all with a beautiful view. Located on the ground level, in front of the Tower, the outdoor Earth Tower Terrace will feature gas fire pits and satellite bar & food service, when weather permits. The space can also be utilized for private functions, including wedding receptions, anniversaries and more. Each room and suite will also be home to advanced in-room technology, including ultra-fast Wi-Fi, intelligent thermostats, dual-line telephones. Other amenities in Earth Tower include an all-new spa, fitness center and pool.  All parking is free at Mohegan Sun as well, including hotel valet!

The access to Earth Tower is provided by way of two impressively designed connectors as well, allowing entry from the Winter entrance and from the original hotel lobby.

To learn more, visit Earth Tower!

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), out of New York, was the architectural firm of record. KPF was also the master architect for Mohegan Sun’s 1,200-room Sky Tower, which opened in 2002.  A/Z Corporation, with headquarters locally in North Stonington, Connecticut, was the general contractor for the project and has a long history of having completed various projects at Mohegan Sun.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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, two hotel towers including the 34-story, 1,200-room luxurious Sky Tower as well as the recently opened, 400-room Earth Tower, 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, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchap at username Mohegansun.

Mohegan Sun Announces a $50 Million Hotel Renovation and Adds More Retail, Dining and Gaming Options

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Renovated Room in Mohegan Sun’s Sky Tower Hotel in Uncasville, CT

Uncasville, Connecticut (June 16, 2016) – As construction progresses on Mohegan Sun’s 400-room, $130 million Earth Tower opening in fall 2016, Mohegan Sun announces a two year $50 million renovation project for the Sky Tower – the existing 1,200-room hotel that was introduced in 2002. Part of this initiative includes a multi-million dollar revamp and rebranding of the property’s existing spa, combined with a completely new Mandara Spa build out as part of the new Earth Tower. Continuously striving to offer guests the best amenities available, Mohegan Sun has announced the introduction of Victoria’s Secret to The Shops at Mohegan Sun, two new dining offerings and exclusive hybrid fusion games.

The Sky Renovation project, estimated at $50 million overall once completed, will encompass standard and junior suite room renovations including new carpeting, wall covers, casework furniture and fabrics. The rooms will also feature a brand new e-tray arrangement in lieu of a mini-bar, refrigerators, as well as an iPad, providing a multitude of services for guests including a compendium, thermostat adjustments, room service ordering and TV control. For guests’ convenience, a motion detecting light will be installed under the end tables, and will turn on automatically once guests step out of bed. The hotel corridors and lobby furniture will also be updated as part of the project.

“At Mohegan Sun, we are committed to continuously providing fresh and appealing offerings,” says Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “These enhancements are a few examples of our dedication to evolve and steadily exceed the expectations of our valued guests.”

Mohegan Sun is working with Steiner Leisure Limited to bring Mandara Spa to two separate locations on-property. This global spa brand was established in Bali, Indonesia and is a pioneer of tropical, multi-cultural spa experience rooted in the Balinese tradition of healing touches. The Sky Tower’s existing 22,000 square foot Elemis Spa will undergo a complete renovation and rebranding to become a Mandara Spa, which is projected to be complete in 2017. Set to open this fall, the new Mandara Spa location is in development within the Earth Tower and will feature seven total treatment rooms. Featuring world-renowned, premium spa offerings, the addition of having two Mandara Spas on property will significantly elevate the brand’s guest experience in a way that truly defines modern indulgence.

“We are privileged to embark on this journey with Mohegan Sun Hotel, presenting a new spa brand and expanded spa facilities that will afford hotel and casino guests with another luxury experience on property,” said Leonard Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Steiner Leisure Limited. “The Mandara Spa brand has a global footprint, and its debut at Mohegan Sun will not only introduce innovative treatment and product offerings, but will also fuse time-honored Balinese traditions with regional influences for an unparalleled spa experience.”

Adding to the retail offerings, Mohegan Sun has partnered with Victoria’s Secret to open a new location in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, coming this fall, and earlier this month, welcomed The Art of Shaving, a premium barber spa and shop.  Later this summer, Tom’s Urban, will open with an innovative travel inspired menu and over 40 beers on tap. More restaurant offerings will include a sit down waiter serviced Asian restaurant, Jumbo Oriental, is set to open featuring Chinese, Vietnamese, and Southern Asian offerings, infused with authentic flavors that melt deep into each dish.

In addition to the Sky Tower renovations, Hybrid Fusion games have launched inside Sunrise Square, with more to be installed in Casino of the Sky by the end of June 2016. A Hybrid Fusion game involves live blackjack, roulette and baccarat dealers’ hands to be broadcasted onto a monitor sitting in front of the player as well as a 50” screen above the stadium. This technology will allow players to play designated games of blackjack, roulette, or baccarat at the same time.

“Mohegan Sun Connecticut will be the first in the United States to offer the blackjack Hybrid Fusion game, which truly sets us apart in the industry,” says Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “Guests will now be able to participate in four of their favorite games at once, which enhances their experience at our world-class casinos.” Casino of the Sky will have a total of 41 seats for guests, while Sunrise Square will have 20 seats.

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 and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

Mohegan Sun Adds Final Piece Of Glass To The New Earth Tower

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The second hotel currently in construction and on schedule for its fall opening, adds the final exterior piece

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 27, 2016) – During a special ceremony today, leaders of the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the $130 million Earth Hotel. Taking place on the construction site, in attendance were Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, Mohegan Sun President & General Manager, Ray Pineault as well as the Mohegan Tribal Council and Council of Elders.

On schedule for a fall 2016 opening, the new hotel will recapture many of the nearly 1 million room nights turned away since 2014 at the existing hotel. Allowing for more guests to experience the truly one-of-a-kind Mohegan Sun, in addition to the positive effects it will have on tourism as a whole in southeastern Connecticut. Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, eluded to this very thing when stating, “This second hotel will increase the business, the excitement, the length per stay and all of those things that matter in our measurable, when it comes to improving tourism in the state of Connecticut. So we’re glad to have this day, have this project and were particularly pleased with our partners with this venture that helped us get to this point, A/Z Construction. We have a ways to go but as you can see, we’re still on time and on schedule!”

Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun added that, “Once this final piece of glass is placed on the tower today, we will only be 6 short months away from opening the much needed and much anticipated, 400 additional guest rooms here at Mohegan Sun.  I can say on behalf of our Executive’s, Tribal Council, Mohegan Sun Team Members and so many others that have made this all possible, that it really is one of the more exciting project’s we’ve undertaken here at the property and will really allow for Mohegan Sun to plan further expansions in the future.”

The final piece of glass to be placed on Earth Tower being signed by Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown.

Modeled after the existing Sky Hotel design, the Earth Hotel reflects the Tribe’s sensitivity to the natural landscape and it pays homage to the geological and natural forms present on the property’s riverfront site. The hotel will be connected to the existing property along a scenic walkway connector. A 2,800 square foot outdoor terrace, with canopy coverage of 1,130 square feet, featuring fire pits, a grill station and bar service is planned for the ground level of the tower as well.

The Earth Tower is projected to have created 1,000 construction and permanent jobs, as well as 1,200 indirect jobs.

Beginning July 1st, reservations for late fall will be available! For more information, please visit: Earth Tower

Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) out of New York is the architectural firm of record. KPF was also the master architect for Mohegan Sun’s existing 1,200-room Sky Hotel which opened in 2002.  A/Z Corporation, with headquarters locally in North Stonington, Connecticut, is the general contractor leading the project and has a long history of having completed various projects at Mohegan Sun.

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 75 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 and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.