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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Opens New Hotel and Convention Center

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Announces grand opening celebratory weekend headlined by Jay Leno

At a press conference today, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Mohegan Tribal leaders welcomed an excited crowd as they opened their new hotel and Convention Center. The construction project, coined Project Sunlight, broke ground last July and features a seven story hotel, spa and adjacent Convention Center.

“Today is a day of celebration – of the growth and strength of this organization – and of this community and region,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “We have come a long way since opening seven years ago and I am excited to see where the future will take us as we embark on this journey and evolution in our history.”

At the press conference, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs executives also revealed plans for a grand opening celebratory weekend January 17 – 19, 2014 headlined with a private performance by stand-up comedian, actor and late-night personality Jay Leno. Additional entertainment confirmed for the weekend, to date, includes double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and Country star Josh Turner, the Bacon Brothers and David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars. More details about the weekend will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 238-room hotel includes a combination of standard guest rooms and suites, all incorporating comfort and convenience with new technologies including iPad Mini compendiums, iHome docking systems, Smart TV’s and single cup coffee brewers. The hotel also features an indoor pool, fitness center, business center and on-site Spa Sapphire salon and spa.

The adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center offers flexible meeting space to accommodate groups, meetings, banquets and functions ranging from 10 to 1,500. The space can also be converted into a live events center that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for concerts, live comedy and more.

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 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 Announces Earlier Reservation Dates For Hotel

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

WILKES-BARRE, PA  – Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is pleased to announce that reservations can now be made at their new seven-story, 238-room hotel starting Monday, November 18th, twelve days ahead of the previously announced date.

“This positive change ahead of schedule is a testament to the hard work, dedication and countless hours our team has put into this project,” says Mike Bean, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “We’re thrilled to have the chance to open our doors early and invite our guests to come and enjoy Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in a whole new light, as northeast Pennsylvania’s newest overnight destination.”

Guests can now make hotel reservations for overnight trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for dates starting Monday, November 18, 2013 and beyond. Reservations can be made online at mohegansunpocono.com or by phone by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA.

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, indoor heated swimming pool, the full service Spa Sapphire and more.

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.IN.PA (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.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Hits Major Construction Milestone & Names Spa Partner

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

WILKES- BARRE, PA (April 18, 2013) – During a press conference this morning, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ President Mike Bean marked a major milestone in the Project Sunlight construction plan as executives from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Mohegan Tribal officials and members of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) celebrated the topping off of the Hotel and Convention Center.  This topping off ceremony, as it is officially known, marks the end of the steel construction. Workers have already made progress on enclosing the complex which is slated to open this fall.

Bean also announced plans to add a Spa & Salon to the seven-story hotel. Spa Sapphire, which is privately owned and operated, will encompass more than 4,000 square feet of unsurpassed five-star services and endless luxury.

“I would like to thank all the men and women who have dedicated countless hours of hard work and commitment to this project and have made this all possible,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “Today’s announcement and topping off ceremony are just some of the many milestones Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will have this year including the opening of Project Sunlight this fall.”

Under clear skies, a crowd of eager guests watched as a spruce pine tree was hoisted more than 80 feet into the air before resting on the top of the new Hotel and Convention Center. This tradition, which is often done with an evergreen or a tree native to the local region, is a gesture of goodwill.

A Place to Unwind

The Hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be home to 238 guest rooms comprised of 218 standard rooms and 20 suites. The seven-story hotel will also be home to a bistro serving breakfast and light fare, a spa & salon, indoor pool, fitness center and a new porte-cochere.

A Time to Rest and Relax

Compromised of extraordinary ambience and legendary services, Spa Sapphire promises a luxury spa experience along with state-of-the-art salon services. Located on the first floor of the new hotel, Spa Sapphire will have a team of advanced technicians and specialists who will be available for a wide variety of sophisticated services including: massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, hair and makeup services, as well as a full service men’s salon, a couple’s suite, whirlpool, sauna and much more.

A Space to Meet

As part of Project Sunlight, a 20,000 square-foot Convention Center will also be added adjacent to the new hotel. The space, which can be subdivided for meetings of various sizes, can host meetings ranging from small intimate groups to larger ones of 1,600, as well as banquets up to 800. Additionally, the space is easily converted into an events center to host concerts of up to 1,500.

Not Just A Job, But A Career

As one of the larger employers in the Luzerne County with currently more than 1,700 employees, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Project Sunlight adds an additional 350 construction jobs.  More than 250 permanent positions are also estimated to be added ranging from hotel management to front desk staff, housekeeping, banquets, event staffing, security, food & beverage and more.  

It’s All in the Design

Similar to the other design elements found throughout Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the new hotel and convention center’s design is based off of indigenous materials of Luzerne County. Design inspiration draws directly from the landscape, the flora, wildlife, natural resources and the personality of the Susquehanna River Valley.

Who Knew?

Everyone knows Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the Hotel & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. To date, more than 54,000 man hours have already gone into the project. The construction team was hard at work erecting more than 1,000 tons of steel used to frame the new seven-story hotel and 20,000 square-foot adjacent Convention Center. When complete, more than 5,200 feet of concrete will have been poured and 14,575 yards of carpet installed.

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, 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