The second entertainment venue by Mohegan Sun was opened last Friday.
US.- Mohegan Sun inaugurated its second investment, Earth Tower to complement the Sky Tower resort and casino in Connecticut. The second hotel of the Native tribe will provide an extended experience in the international renowned Mohegan Sun centre. The new hotel demanded US$139 million for the construction.
“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,” commented Mohegan tribal chairman, Kevin Brown “Red Eagle.”
Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney were present at the opening celebration to reinforce the relationships between Connecticut State and members of the tribe. The complete gaming and tourism venue will directly complete with further MGM project, the new US$950 million casino and resort in Springfield.
“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. 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,” added Mohegan Sun president and general manager Ray Pineault.