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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Appoints Ernest Charles as Vice President of Information Technology

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is pleased to announce the appointment of Ernest Charles as the new Vice President of Information Technology. In his role, Charles will oversee all aspects of the design, application, implementation, support and management of Information Systems at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Charles has over twenty years of experience in IT development, strategy and integration, having previously worked as Chief Information Officer for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs from 2007 – 2009. Since then, he has worked as CIO for Seneca Gaming Corporation and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Western New York. Most recently Charles was the Regional Head of Technology for Pinnacle Entertainment.

Charles holds a Master of Science degree from Michigan State University and previously served as a Commissioned Officer and Captain in the U.S. Air Force.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Begins Accepting Reservations For New Hotel

Monday, September 16th, 2013

November 30th set as the first occupancy date for new seven-story hotel

WILKES-BARRE, PA  – Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs, one of the largest and most distinctive entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania, has started taking reservations today for their new seven-story, 238-room hotel.

Guests are now able to make hotel reservations and plan their trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs beginning November 30, 2013 and beyond. Reservations can be made online at mohegansunpocono.com or by phone by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA.

“We’re really excited to be able to invite our guests, who have long made Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs their daytrip destination, to enjoy the property in a whole new light,” said Mike Bean, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

“The addition of the new hotel positions Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs to become the region’s premier overnight destination,” added Bean.

The new, seven story, 238-room hotel includes 126 king and 92 double queen standard guest rooms as well as 20 suites. The hotel features rooms with exclusive views of the Race Track, as well as a fitness center, in-room iPad directories, free Wi-Fi, room service, indoor heated swimming pool, the full service Spa Sapphire, a Bistro serving breakfast and light fare and more.

The hotel is a part of Project Sunlight, an expansion project that also includes an adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center which will cater to business travelers for any number of special events, meetings, concerts and more. With dividable space, the new Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be able to accommodate a number of different sized groups up to 800 for seated banquets. The space can even be converted into a concert venue, holding up 1,500 seats.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.

 

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Appoints Director of Hotel Operations and Director of Sales & Catering

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Timothy Athey, Director of Hotel Operations

Ahead of the opening of their new 238-room hotel and Convention Center this fall, Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Meeks as the new Director of Sales and Catering and name Timothy Athey as Director of Hotel Operations.  

In his role, Athey will direct all aspects of hotel operations for the property’s new, seven-story, 238-room hotel which is set to open later this fall.   

Athey has worked for Mohegan Sun for more than a decade having started at Mohegan Sun’s flagship property back in 1998 as a Barback. Most recently, Athey was the Guest Services Manager for Mohegan Sun’s 1,200-room hotel in Connecticut.

Charles Meeks, Director of Sales and Catering

Charles Meeks, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ new Director of Sales and Catering, will oversee all aspects of convention and meetings business, catering, banquets and special events for the new 17,000 square-foot Convention Center.

Meeks has been in the hospitality business for more than 30 years, beginning his career in El Paso, Texas where he held various positions including Director of the West Texas Film Commission and then Director of the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. After a more than 20 year career in El Paso, he moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico, where he worked in sales with the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino and then as General Manager for two area hotels.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS: 
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including more than 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Career Fair Set For Grand Opening Of Hotel And Convention Center

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Over 250 Positions to be created with Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Project Sunlight  

WHAT:  A Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, June 18th ahead of the opening of Project Sunlight, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ new Hotel and Convention Center. Several positions are being offered in the Housekeeping, Front Desk, Banquet, Call Center, Security, Food & Beverage departments and more.

WHEN/WHERE:  Tuesday, June 18th, 10:00am – 7:00pm in Seasons Ballroom at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

IN DETAIL:  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the largest employer in Luzerne County, is expanding not only their property, but their workforce. This fall, Pennsylvania’s first casino will be opening a seven-story hotel and adjacent Convention Center. To prepare, they are hosting a job fair on Tuesday, June 18th to fill up to 250 positions being created by the expansion, Project Sunlight.

“We are in the process of doing a number of things to prepare for the opening of our new hotel, which will have 238 rooms, an events and convention center, spa, bistro, pool and fitness center. We are excited to be holding a job fair on June 18th here at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs from 10:00am to 7:00pm to find

250 great local people to join and help us open and operate our new facility,” said Mike Bean, President and CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

All available positions/openings will be posted on the website in early June. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit mohegansunpocono.com to complete an application prior to the Career Fair for an opportunity to schedule an interview.  

Department Managers will be on-hand to speak with candidates and take resumes on the day of the event. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is looking to hire both Full Time and Part Time positions in various areas of the Property.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS:  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including over 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting mohegansunpocono.com.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

Friday, February 15th, 2013

WILKES-BARRE, PA (February 15, 2013) – Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is pleased to announce the promotion of Robyn Ryan to Vice President of Marketing, overseeing the advertising, public relations, marketing and revenue maximization for the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania gaming destination.

Ryan has been with Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs since March 2012 where she held the position of Director of Marketing Campaign Management. In her new role as Vice President of Marketing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Ryan will be responsible for developing specific marketing strategies and tactics as they relate to Database Marketing, Player Development, Player’s Club, Promotions /Special Events, Bus Sales,  and other miscellaneous marketing programs.  In addition, she will be tasked  with establishing guidelines for hiring, training, and coaching staff, developing policy and procedure manuals, and guidelines for daily operating procedures, and  interfacing with all operating departments to ensure that marketing programs are designed and implemented with ease of execution, profitability and customer service being the most important factors.

Prior to joining Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Ryan worked at Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel, Cherokee Nation Entertainment and at Harrah’s Metropolis Casino. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Economics from Hollins College in Virginia.

About Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 55,000 square feet of gaming space including over 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting mohegansunpocono.com. Connect with us on facebook.com/mohegansun,
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