Sun Celebrates Hotel Opening
The second part
Sun's one-billion-dollar expansion was unveiled on April 23,
adding unparalleled accommodations and meeting convention services.
its hotel opening, Mohegan
Sun introduced the second tallest structure in Connecticut,
a towering, thirty-four story grand hotel that features 1,200 luxurious
guest rooms, including 180 suites. Offering king or double queen
beds, each room includes three two-line telephones with data ports,
voice mail, a full-size working desk area with an ergonomic chair,
an in-room refreshment and entertainment center with a 27"
television offering movies and video games on demand, web and e-mail
access, bill review and check out accessibility and a state-of-the-art
electronic security system.
The 22,300 square-foot
world-class spa, salon and fitness center at Mohegan
Sun offers luxurious treatments and services with expert attention
from professional spa and fitness staff.
Sun also features over 100,000 square feet of meeting and function
space. The 40,000 square-foot Uncas Ballroom, the Northeast's largest,
is divisible into ten separate meeting rooms and is adjacent to
a full-service, fully staffed banquet kitchen and 14,000 square
feet of exquisite pre-function space - perfect for memorable receptions.
The first part
Sun's one-billion-dollar expansion was unveiled in September,
2001. Mohegan Sun now provides the ultimate in gaming, entertainment
and dining, from the 300,000 square feet of gaming excitement to
thirty-two different dining options to over thirty fine shops and
boutiques to major sporting events and performances by today's top
new Casino of the Sky complements its Casino of the Earth with an
additional 115,000 square feet of gaming entertainment, featuring
even more gaming tables, thousands of slots, high-limit games, and
special non-smoking gaming areas. The Casino of the Sky resides
under the Sky Dome - the world's largest, most spectacular planetarium
dome, which bathes the casino in an ever-changing display of sparkling
City Tropicana Launches
$225 Million Expansion
AZ - Aztar Corporation commenced construction of a major expansion
of its flagship Tropicana
Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April
22. The expansion, projected to open by March 1, 2004, will
bring a new and exciting dimension to the Atlantic City market.
components will include The Quarter, a 200,000-square-foot
indoor dining, entertainment and retail complex; A new hotel
tower with 502 rooms (a 30% increase), designed to cater to
convention and meeting customers midweek and available to
meet significant unfulfilled customer demand on weekends;
A 20,000-square-foot meeting and convention facility (a 40%
increase) with the entire top floor of the new tower dedicated
to boardrooms and hospitality suites with ocean vistas; and
2,400 parking spaces (a 65% increase) in a state-of-the-art
new facilities will link seamlessly to the Tropicana's existing
casino complex, where slot capacity will rise to more than
The cost of the expansion, excluding tenant improvements,
is targeted to be $225 million.
at the Tropicana
will benefit from the expansion in many ways.
The Quarter will provide "something really fun to do
other than gamble" in an imaginative and visually-stimulating
environment with high-quality dining and entertainment venues,
as well as substantial shopping. The increased capacity from
the Tropicana expansion will also alleviate the property's
recurring shortages of hotel rooms, parking, meeting space,
and restaurant seating, especially during peak periods.
is a publicly traded company that operates Tropicana
Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Tropicana
Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ramada
Express Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, Casino
Aztar in Caruthersville, Missouri, and Casino
Aztar in Evansville, Indiana.