Known for its hospitality as much as its gaming areas, Mohegan Sun is an expansive resort destination. Located on the picturesque Thames River in Connecticut, its impressive crystalline towers reflect the Mohegan Tribe’s affinity for nature. As does its impressive 55-foot waterfall.
If you’ve been there for a quick escape or settled in for a weekend getaway, you might recall the design elements that reflect tribal stories. You might also recall some of New England’s finest restaurants, entertainment and luxury spas.
There’s always something new at Mohegan Sun, and here are the latest developments that await you.
Coming winter 2018, Mohegan Sun will open GAME ON!, an interactive bar, restaurant and arcade that spans more than 20,000 square feet inside the Earth Expo & Convention Center. Fenway Park visitors may already be familiar with the GAME ON! concept, and this location will feature similar attractions. That means you’ll find a luxury bowling alley, karaoke, ping pong tables, shuffle board, billiards, darts and other favorite arcade games plus an exciting schedule of live entertainment throughout the year. When you’re ready to watch a game, you’ll find plenty of screens, as the space will feature three 16-foot high-definition digital displays with 3,000 watts of sound plus many other high-definition screens.
Private bowling lanes and karaoke spaces can be booked for a group of 20 to 700, or you can plan to gather with other guests and enjoy craft beers and specialty cocktails at the 65-foot bar. Mohegan Sun has an impressive lineup of restaurants already, and GAME ON! will offer delicious dishes to go along with its planned drink menu. As part of the resort’s overall gaming experience, GAME ON! offers a new way to engage in some friendly competition and then sit back, grab a drink and enjoy some entertainment.
The new attraction caps off an exhilarating period of development at the resort. “To now be preparing to close out the year with the opening of GAME ON!, where our guests will get to enjoy top-notch service, great dining, fantastic drinks and a great deal of fun, is very exciting,” said Ray Pineault, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun.
Within 16,015 square feet of the Sky Tower, the new Mandara Spa, opened in May 2018, is a wellness destination that offers everything from ancient practices such as sound meditation and breath work to the latest in spa technology. Inspired by Balinese healing traditions, the sanctuary-like space feels like an island retreat. Singles and couples can indulge in massage and treatments focused around Elemis spa therapies that are based in science and sourced from nature. This East meets West philosophy extends throughout the spa, allowing guests to relax their muscles on an amber and quartz crystal bed or book a detoxifying body treatment.
“We’re very pleased to see it all come together, and we’re very excited for guests to experience the fully revamped spa and all of the world-class features and services Mandara Spa at Mohegan Sun will provide,” said Jeff Hamilton, Assistant General Manager of Mohegan Sun.
A Salt Inhalation Therapy wall is one of the new spa’s standout features. Also known as halotherapy, salt inhalation is intended to convey the health and mood benefits of breathing salty sea air. As part of Mandara’s calming lounge, it fits right in with the atmosphere of luxurious relaxation. Guests may be more familiar with the benefits of a hydropool or sauna, but the advantage of Mandara Spa is that you can explore new ways to unwind. Book a familiar treatment, try a new therapy and then linger in the tranquility of the spa’s peaceful lounge.
Aspire and Thirty Three
Mohegan Sun focuses heavily on the guest experience, so when it comes to its new VIP hotel, the resort has planned a full slate of perks including an exclusive food and beverage experience. Aspire will be the resort’s signature luxury offering, a hotel within a hotel set on floors thirty one through thirty six of the Sky Tower. Guests enjoying a getaway in one of Aspire’s 93 rooms will receive enhanced services from check-in to check-out, making every moment a lavish getaway. The most exclusive perk is a fully remodeled dining experience known as Thirty Three because of its location on the thirty-third floor.
By the end of the year, Aspire will begin welcoming guests and introducing them to the new dining area. According to Mr. Pineault, “Aspire and Thirty Three will become two of the most opulent experiences Mohegan Sun offers our hotel guests.” With the resort reflecting the Tribe’s overall affinity for nature, that opulence includes a prime location overlooking the Thames River. Guests will take in sky-high views of the New England landscape while they enjoy a meal or the complimentary bar.
Views of the gorgeous surroundings are sure to captivate guests, and the interior of Thirty Three has been fully remodeled with a modern design concept to continue the visual appeal. The space also features private table games and wide-screen TVs.
Upgraded furnishings can also be found in the Aspire rooms and suites, where guests have amenities including private butler service. Whether you need to make dinner reservations or plan a private party, someone is waiting to assist. A private arrival experience that includes a dedicated elevator bay sets the stage for the VIP experience.
With the picturesque Thames River and New England landscape as its backdrop, Mohegan Sun sets the stage for relaxation, excitement or a little bit of both. Whether the serenity of the Balinese-inspired Mandara Spa appeals to your senses or you’re seeking an interactive experience at GAME ON!, Mohegan Sun’s latest developments provide even more ways for guests to customize their experience. For the most opulent trip, plan to stay in Aspire and dine on the thirty-third floor.