Mohegan Sun Casino Phase II and Project Horizon
The Mohegan Sun was completed in 1996 and included approximately 250,000 sq. ft., and 3,000 structured parking spaces.
The Phase II Expansion included over 2 million sq. ft. of new construction including a 1,508 key hotel, casino (including 1,200 seats in restaurants), an arena facility for events; convention and exhibit space, and retail areas; as well as 9,500 structured and 5,000 surface parking spaces. For the various uses, VDA designed separate vertical transportation schemes including a total of thirty-three (33) passenger, service and freight elevators and twelve (12) escalators. The casino opened in November 2001; the remainder of the project was completed in June 2002.
Phase IIIA, called Project Horizon, is a $740 million, 1.4 million sq. ft. expansion which includes a new 43-story, 920-key hotel featuring 261 House of Blues-themed rooms, a House of Blues Music Hall, additional restaurant and retail space, and a 64,000 sq. ft. Casino of the Wind. The Casino opened in mid-2008, and the remaining portions of the project were completed in 2010.