Mohegan Sun To Renovate Centerpiece Connecticut Hotel

The Mohegan Sun will be spending $50 million over the next 24 months to renovate its first hotel. At the same time its second hotel, the Earth Hotel is rising next to it.

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority announced last week that it will spend million over the next two years on renovations for the centerpiece hotel for its flagship Mohegan Sun.

The 1,200 hotel was built in the early 2000s. The resorts’ second hotel, the $130 million Earth Hotel, is under construction and expected to open in the autumn.

The Authority says that the $50 million investment should put to rest the notion that it is not committed to the region, although it is planning on opening a casino in South Korea. The tribe has also partnered with its erstwhile rivals the Mashantucket Pequots, owners of Foxwoods, to identify a site for a third tribal casino near Hartford that would be jointly operated.

The Sun also plans to renovate the spa in its Sky Hotel and rebrand it as the Mandara Spa and open it next year. This traditional Balinese healing touch therapy will be offered in seven total treatment rooms.

The casino also plans to offer “hybrid fusion games,” that allows players to engage in several games at once through broadcasting the games onto large 50 foot screens.

The renovation includes re-dos, including new carpets, wall covers, furniture and fabrics, new e-trays that provide many new in-room services. A motion detecting light will turn on illumination the moment a guest gets out of bed.

The resort will also add new retail offerings such as Victoria’s Secret, the Art of Shaving and several new restaurants, including Tom’s Urban and Jumbo Oriental.