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adds, "the Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, and Houston
Dynamo are also all within walking distance. Or groups can hop on
the MetroRail and head to the Theater District, Museum District,
Texas Medical Center and NRG Park."
John Washko VP of convention sales for Mohegan Sun in Mystic
Country, Connecticut, thinks planners and attendees will be
blown away by Mohegan Sun's value proposition, which "includes
complimentary self and valet parking, an open shop Expo facility,
and reasonably priced banquet menus." And that just speaks to the
economics of the program. "What truly sets Mohegan Sun apart is
the scope and variety of entertainment options all under one roof.
We offer more than 90 restaurants, lounges and shops, multiple
music venues, two nightclubs, a comedy club and cabaret."
Mohegan Sun is adding even more value to the mix with a new
131,000-sf Expo Center, set to open this summer.
The expansion to more than 200,000 sf of column-free exhibit space
that includes a 40,000-sf ballroom with color-changing LED walls,
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Louisville's center will add more
than 200,000 sf of contiguous,
column-free exhibit space and 25
percent more business to the city.
in combination with more than 5,000 hotel rooms in the downtown
core (not including the soon-to-be addition of a new 612-room Omni
Hotel adjacent to the center), will nudge the LEED Silver Louisville
center into "a sweet spot for up to 25 percent more business than
our downtown facility could accommodate before," explains Doug
Bennett, senior VP of convention development for the Louisville CVB.
"Attendees are going to love the experience-driven design which
is integrated with the downtown area. The glass exterior will make
them feel like they are a part of the vibrant downtown scene and not
secluded in a non-descript meeting space."
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