Mohegan Sun Massachusetts Proposal Grows to Nearly $1 Billion
Friday June 7th, 2013 - 10:50AM BG
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PALMER, MA—Mohegan Sun Massachusetts has added new enhancements that will grow the project of the proposed resort to nearly $1 billion in total investment, including a family-oriented water entertainment park and a second resort-style hotel.
The adventure-themed park and resort hotel will be developed by Boston-based Finard Properties, which has also partnered with Mohegan Sun to develop the project's retail complex. It will consist of an indoor and outdoor water park that is connected to a 250-room hotel separate from the property's main casino hotel. Activities at the adventure park will also include kayaking and zip lining.
"We've always said Mohegan Sun Massachusetts will be designed to attract visitors from all over New England and the Northeast, and deliver economic benefit to Western and Central Massachusetts and the entire Commonwealth. These exciting new features will allow us to do just that," Mitchell Etess, chief executive of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, said in a statement.
In addition to the 70,000 sq.-ft. water park resort and hotel, the project will include a full-service resort casino with 3,000 slot machines and 80 table games; a resort casino hotel with 300 rooms and suites, a gifts/sundries shop, fitness center, business center, a hotel ballroom and meeting rooms; and valet parking service and adequate structured and surface parking. Other offerings include a casual dining restaurant with up to 200 seats and a fine dining restaurant with up to 150 seats; a quick-service multi-outlet food court; a center bar and lounge with entertainment stage; and a 300,000 sq.-ft. Finard Properties retail development featuring additional dining options, a cinema and other entertainment, fashion retail outlets.
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