Mohegan INSPIRE Entertainment Resort, led by President Chen Si, is gearing up for the first stage of its much-anticipated opening on November 30. This initial phase introduces a slew of impressive features, including three hotel towers with 1,275 rooms, South Korea’s first multi-purpose arena, the largest ballroom in the country, a unique digital entertainment street named Aurora, and signature restaurants.
With the goal of setting a new benchmark in entertainment resorts, Mohegan INSPIRE, under the motto “Inspiring Worlds, Inspiring People,” aims to offer an unparalleled experience for visitors of all ages and nationalities. The resort plans to complete its phased opening by mid-next year, with a calculated rollout strategy.
James Gessner Jr., President of the Mohegan Management Board and the Mohegan Tribe, shared his enthusiasm for the venture: “This is a momentous occasion for Mohegan, marking both a historic partnership for our Tribe and a new echelon for our system of premier integrated entertainment resorts around the world. We have been honored to work closely with the Korean government to make this day possible, and we look forward to INSPIRE contributing to the local and regional economies by creating local jobs, bringing visitors to enjoy the Incheon region, and attracting new businesses both on and adjacent to the property. I am grateful to the Mohegan and Mohegan INSPIRE teams for their efforts and their leadership and look forward to many years of success and partnership in South Korea.”
The soft opening will showcase a luxury hotel with three towers, each with its own theme – Sun Tower, Forest Tower, and Ocean Tower. Additionally, the INSPIRE Arena, designed to host 15,000 visitors, and the 150-meter-long digital entertainment street Aurora will be on display. Guests can also anticipate Splash Bay, an indoor glass-domed water park, and over ten INSPIRE-owned restaurants, including the renowned Michael Jordan’s Steak House.
Ray Pineault, President and CEO of Mohegan, commented on the significance of INSPIRE: “INSPIRE is significant to us not only for our growth in the global market but also for the opportunity to share Mohegan’s legacy and spirit with the world. Together as a team, we look forward to bringing this incredible entertainment destination to Asia, offering the top-notch hospitality services and products that our guests expect from our brand.”
Following the soft opening, INSPIRE Mall, a fusion of dining, shopping, and entertainment, along with a foreigner-only casino, is set to open in the first quarter of the next year. The next phases include Discovery Park, a global food restaurant in partnership with Glow Seoul, Splash Bay water park, the largest exhibition center with digital content, and an indoor children’s playground, all slated for opening in the second quarter of 2024.
Chen Si expressed gratitude for the support and collaboration on the project: “We are delighted that project INSPIRE, aimed at creating a leading entertainment integrated resort in Northeast Asia in Incheon, South Korea, has reached a major milestone. I would like to express a sincere gratitude to the Korean government, municipalities, local communities and our team members for their support and collaboration on this project. As we grow with the community, we will establish ourselves as an ultimate entertainment destination that attracts visitors from around the world, filled with inspiration and innovation.”
To celebrate the soft opening and the holiday season, INSPIRE is offering festive food and beverage options and hotel accommodation packages, including a Christmas package. Bookings are available from November 28 via the INSPIRE website.
Moreover, INSPIRE’s social media channels have launched several online promotions, including a K-pop event at the INSPIRE Arena, ticket giveaways for MMA 2023, and free hotel stay promotions. A “Book Now” digital campaign will also launch on November 29 to coincide with the opening of hotel bookings.
A teaser video campaign titled “Invitation to INSPIRE” has been circulating on digital media channels like Instagram and YouTube since early this month. Further campaigns are set to debut next month, showcasing various entertainment aspects of the resort with cinematic visuals and soundtracks.
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