Four-hundred brand new hotel rooms opened at Mohegan Sun Friday as part of the $139 million new Earth Tower.
Mohegan Sun's president, the Mohegan Tribal Chairman, along with Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, participated in the ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Mohegan Sun's second hotel.
Not only will the new hotel attract more tourism, Mohegan employed 2,000 construction workers and created 200 permanent positions. The local A/Z Corporation managed the development of Earth Tower, which is adjacent to the Earth Casino.
"We have people, believe it or not, that commute here to work all the way from the Hartford County area and the New Haven County area," said Kevin Brown, Mohegan Tribal Chairman.
Brown said Earth Tower is already 100 percent booked for the weekend.
The hotel features lounging areas, a cafe and wine bar, spa and fitness center.