The 1,200-room Sky Tower at the Mohegan Sun casino resort in Uncasville, Conn., will undergo a $50 million renovation over the next two years, to bring it to the standards of the $130 million, 400-room Earth Tower that will open this fall. The work also will upgrade the property's existing spa.
The guest-room renovations will bring in new wall coverings, furniture and fabrics. When finished, the rooms will feature iPads for adjusting the thermostats, ordering room service and controlling the TVs. The corridors and lobby furniture also will be updated.
"At Mohegan Sun, we are committed to continuously providing fresh and appealing offerings," said Ray Pineault, president and general manager of the resort. "These enhancements are a few examples of our dedication to evolve and steadily exceed the expectations of our valued guests."
The Sky Tower's existing 22,000-square-foot Elemis Spa will refurbished and then rebranded as a Mandara Spa, to be completed in 2017. When the Earth Tower opens this fall, its Mandara Spa, with seven treatment rooms, will be available for all guests.
The Shops at Mohegan Sun are undergoing some changes, as well. The Art of Shaving opened a storefront there, and Victoria's Secret will debut in the fall. This summer, Tom's Urban restaurant will open its doors, featuring a travel-inspired menu and more than 40 beers on tap. Also coming is Jumbo Oriental, serving Chinese, Vietnamese and Southern Asian dishes.
Mohegan Sun offers three casinos; a spa; a golf course; more than 75 shops, restaurants and bars; and 100,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 38,000-square-foot Uncas Ballroom and a 10,000-seat arena.