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NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award Presented To Mohegan Sun Pocono

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Honored for impact on the local economy and involvement in the community

Photo courtesy of NEPA Alliance. From left: Mary Beth Wood, NEPA Board Chairperson; Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono Raceway; Mike Bean accepting the Regional Leadership Award on behalf of Mohegan Sun Pocono and Jeffrey Box, President & CEO, NEPA Alliance.

WILKES-BARRE, PA (October 15, 2015) – On Thursday, October 1st, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) named Mohegan Sun Pocono the winner of the 2015 NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award at its annual dinner. Mohegan Sun Pocono President Mike Bean was on hand to accept the award with more than 325 local business and community leaders in attendance.

Jeffrey Box, President & CEO of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance stated, “The NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award is presented annually to an agency, group or individual demonstrating a significant contribution to regional growth, development or cooperation within the seven county NEPA region.” Mr. Box noted that the award began in 2003. Box added, “The 2015 NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award recipient was Mohegan Sun Pocono for their positive impact on the regional economy and dedicated involvement in the Northeastern Pennsylvania community.”

“Mohegan Sun Pocono is proud to be part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania region, and is honored to have been selected as winner of the 2015 NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award,” said Bean. He continued, “We believe the region has a bright future, as we continue to build on all of the hard work and success of so many people who have worked tirelessly to create positive economic impact and make the community a better place for all.”

The NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award is dedicated in memory of John J. Luciani, former NEPA Board Chairperson. It represents dedication to the people of the Northeastern Pennsylvania region, passion for economic growth and hard work that formed the foundation and advancement of NEPA. Past recipients include Anna Cervenak of NEPA Alliance; Robert G. Bee of WBRE-TV and Pahomepage.com; Colonel Gerhard P.R. Schröter, former commander of Tobyhanna Army Depot and United Neighborhood Centers of Scranton.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO:
Mohegan Sun Pocono, 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 Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 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 Pocono 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.

ABOUT NEPA ALLIANCE:

The NEPA Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency, serves the seven counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne. NEPA Alliance services include Business Financing, Government Contracting Assistance, Non Profit Assistance, Transportation Planning, Research and Information and Local Government Services. For more information about NEPA Alliance visit http://www.nepa-alliance.org or call 866-758-1929.

Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs Launches Customizable Rewards Program

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Momentum offers guests a more personalized experience with tailored rewards and faster earning power

WILKES-BARRE, PA  – Innovative; individualized. These are just some of the words guests are using to describe Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ new rewards program, Momentum. The four-tiered program, designed to propel players forward based on frequency of play, offers perks not found at competitor programs including generous discounts, the ability to earn rewards faster based on their gaming habits and access to unique events and experiences.

“With Momentum, we put the power of choice into the hands of our players,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “Momentum is designed to empower our guests, allowing them the freedom to choose their own Mohegan Sun experience. Our guests have control over endless choices, from complimentary hotel rooms, tickets to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ entertainment events, tailored leisure experiences and more. Each choice is completely theirs. The Momentum program offers unparalleled flexibility and versatility for its guests.”

The Momentum card can be used to enjoy more than 100 dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment options, hotels, spas and golf courses at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania; Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. One Momentum Dollar is equivalent to one dollar when shopping or dining in any of the property shops or restaurants.

Membership is free and open to all guests age 21 and over. To sign up, please visit a Player’s Club booth with valid identification.

To learn more about Momentum, visit https://mohegansunpocono.com/momentum.html.

 

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS:  Owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs 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 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 Partnership With Wise Crackers Comedy Club

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

UPDATE 10/29/13, 4:05pm: BRoll and interview footage from event for press use located here: http://vimeo.com/78090102 Please use password “mohegan”.

During a press conference this morning, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs announced a new partnership with Wise Crackers Comedy Club, which will make the property its new home. On-hand to make the announcement were Mohegan Sun President Mike Bean, Wise Crackers owner Scott Bruce and a special guest, Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond. Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will deliver the laughs with live comedians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night starting at 9:00pm in the Seasons Ballroom. Shows at Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs can seat up to 400 and are set to begin Saturday, November 30th.

“We are excited to welcome Wise Crackers and offer our guests a wonderful new live experience that will expand on our reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s most distinct entertainment destinations,” said Mike Bean, President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

Wise Crackers Comedy Club was started in 2001 as a “mom and pop” operation with one room at Genetti’s Best Western in Hazleton, PA. Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will make the fifth Pennsylvania location for Wise Crackers. A comedy club, Wise Crackers features comedians from all over the United States as well as a few from abroad. Many of Wise Crackers comedians have appeared on the various late-night talk shows as well as starring in their own HBO and Comedy Central specials. Wise Crackers is also well known for their off-site special events and fundraisers across the tri-state area, during which they have raised over $1M for local charities.

“It’s a thrill to partner with one of Pennsylvania’s biggest names in entertainment,” said Scott Bruce, owner of Wise Crackers. “We look forward to bringing some of the best acts in comedy to Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.”

Darrell Hammond, a comedian, actor and author, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live was on hand at the press conference to provide some laughter and announce that he will be playing a show in the new Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on February 8, 2014.

“It’s great to be here with you today for this announcement but I can’t wait to come back for a full show in February,” said Hammond.

Wise Crackers opens on Saturday, November 30th with headliner Jimmy Carroll. Other shows planned include comedians Kevin Meaney on December 5th-7th, Tina Giorgi December 12th-14th, John Knight December 19th-21st and a New Year’s Extravaganza featuring the Poconos’ Tonight Show with comedy and the PTS Band. Tickets for Wise Crackers will be $15.00 per ticket for regular shows every Friday and Saturday and $5.00 per ticket for Thursday Amateur Night. Special acts will be subject to individual pricing based on the show.

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 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