Renovated room in Mohegan Sun’s Sky Tower Hotel
Mohegan Sun, the 34-story casino, hotel and entertainment complex in Uncasville, Connecticut, is getting bigger and better with the announcement of a new $50 million renovation project. The hotel has been constructing the 400-room, $130 million Earth Tower which is slated to open in fall 2016, and will now begin renovating Sky Tower, the existing 1,200-room hotel that opened 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 as part of the new Earth Tower. The hotel will also introduce Victoria’s Secret to The Shops at Mohegan Sun, add three new dining options and offer exclusive hybrid fusion games.
The Sky Tower renovation project will encompass standard and junior suite room redesign, 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, as well as an iPad to provide a multitude of services such as 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 the property. 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.
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 an Asian restaurant, Jumbo Oriental, which features Chinese, Vietnamese, and South Asian offerings.
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. 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 Pineault. “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.