The Mohegan Sun was created in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford, and Providence and is located 15 minutes from the museums and waterfront of Mystic Country.
- The Mohegan Tribe owns two professional sports teams. In addition to the WNBA team Connecticut Suns, the tribe owns a lacrosse team, the New England Black Wolves.
- The Mohegan Tribe gained federal recognition as a sovereign nation on March 7, 1994. However, they have existed in southeastern Connecticut for hundreds of years and as part of the indigenous North American population for 10,000 years.
- The Mohegan Sun resort has more than 275,000 square feet of meeting space.
- Within the resort complex, there are five fine dining restaurants, 13 casual dining spots plus a buffet and food court, several coffee shops, and plenty of shopping.
The two-tower luxury hotel at Mohegan Sun include The Sky Tower and Earth Tower, which together offer 1,563 spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms and over 175 suites. Like the rest of Mohegan Sun, the 34-story Mohegan Sun hotel exterior and interior reflect Mohegan Tribal stories, traditions and designs as well as the Tribe’s affinity with nature.
The gleaming, crystalline Sky Tower pays homage to the natural materials the Mohegans used to fashion arrowheads and the ceremonial objects that acknowledged good spirits, such as rock and smoky quartz. Its glass curtain-wall system gently reflects the landscape, while the building’s geometric shape and large windows provide panoramic views of the Thames River and surrounding New England countryside. The building’s faceted form and exterior glass reflect the daily sun as well as its shifting light when the seasons change.
Modeled after the existing Sky Tower design, the Earth Tower reflects the Tribe’s sensitivity to the natural landscape and that it pays homage to the geological and natural forms present on the property’s riverfront site. The Earth Tower lobby is home to various lounging areas along with Bean and Vine Café & Wine Bar, where guests can grab breakfast and a coffee in the morning, and relax with friends over a glass of wine or beer in the evening, all with a beautiful view.