Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs to Add Hotel, Convention Center
By Kerry Medina
July 19, 2012 11:09 PM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., announced plans to add a seven-story, 238-room hotel and convention center. The project, dubbed Project Sunlight, is anticipated to be complete in 15 months. In addition, roughly 270 permanent positions will be added to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, increasing its total number of employees to nearly 2,000, and making them one of the larger employers in the region.
As part of Project Sunlight, the hotel will include a combination of standard guest rooms and suites, and feature rooms with exclusive views of the race track, as well as a fitness center, indoor pool and a bistro serving breakfast and light fare. A new porte-cochere is also being added for additional guest convenience.
The adjacent convention center being added will be roughly 20,000 square feet and be available for a number of special events, meetings, concerts and more. With divisible space, the new Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be able to accommodate a number of different sized groups up to 800 for seated banquets. The space can even be converted into a concert venue, holding up 1,500 seats. Project Sunlight is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2013.