By Karina Alexander
Get ready, because great new things are happening at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The Tanger Outlets – set to open in 2015 – will feature famous brands at incredible values. For added convenience, the concourse is being redesigned to enhance your shopping and dining experiences. And there’s never been a better time to stay at Foxwoods. The Grand Pequot’s newly renovated rooms take luxury to a whole new level. So check out what’s going on and discover the wonder of it all. All over again.
Relax in one of the Grand Pequot Tower’s newly renovated rooms or deluxe suites. Founded on elegance and comfort, the premiere hotel’s accommodations are nothing less than exceptional. Each room comes furnished with plush comforters, full-size televisions, and a fully equipped marble bathroom.
If you’re feeling extra fancy for the weekend, book a Villa Bedroom at the Grand Pequot Tower. With its expansive 1,400 square feet, 24-hour butler service, Jacuzzi, and living room, you’ll be sure to feel like a member of the royal family.
For those travelers who would like something more central to the action of the resort, the spacious rooms of the Great Cedar Hotel or MGM Grand are just the place to stay. If you’re looking for somewhere that isn’t so fast-paced, the Two Trees Inn has got you covered. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the main resort, the Two Trees Inn is both private and cozy, while still being only a short walk away from the excitement.
EAT & DRINK
With exceptional culinary offerings for every palate, Foxwoods delights even the pickiest of diners with more than 30 changing restaurants, ranging from gourmet fine dining to more casual fare.
Modeled after its sister location in Boston, Red Lantern brings a sophisticated approach to Asian cuisine. This fusion lounge features a redesigned open kitchen, full sushi counter, and provides guests with new and interesting flavors. If you are in the mood for Italian, try Alta Strada or Al Dente restaurants. Both bring the bold and classic flavors of Italy in a gorgeous gourmet sitting.
Looking to indulge in a classic steak? David Burke Prime highlights a modern steakhouse menu with cuts hand-selected by Chef David Burke. The menu offers tantalizing selections including pretzel-crusted crab cakes and its signature dry-aged meat.
If you are looking to pull out all of the stops on your weekend (or weekday) getaway, make sure that you dine at the AAA Four Diamond Award of Excellence six years and running, Paragon. Paragon is the height of sophisticated dining and features a seasonal, French and Asian influenced menu. Besides the extraordinary food, enjoy breathtaking views of the Connecticut countryside that add to the romantic feel of the restaurant.
PLAY & PAMPER
Whether you’re in the mood to laugh out loud at a comedy show, watch the big game while bowling in style, or dance the night away to premiere DJs, Foxwoods provides something for everyone.
Nightlife takes on a new appearance at the luxury High Rollers Bowling Alley. Designed after the glamorous, retro-chic age of Las Vegas, High Rollers provides an atmosphere that you’ve never experienced. With 20 bowling lanes, four billiard tables, more than 60 big screen televisions, and expansive marble bar, High Rollers mixes the perfect amount of fun with luxury nightlife.
Ready to laugh until it hurts? Check out a show at Comix, Foxwoods’ in-house comedy venue, and kick back with world-class talent. Foxwoods also is home to the 4,000 capacity MGM Grand Theater and intimate Fox Theater, which feature premiere musical artists, up-and-coming talent, as well as adrenaline-producing boxing events.
When the sun sets, the Red Lantern restaurant morphs into Shrine Lounge, which combines maximum nightlife experiences with Red Lantern’s signature cuisine. Let loose and dance the night away with a state of the art sound system and DJ booth. Not ready for a night of dancing? No problem. Head over to Scorpion Bar, a Mexican-inspired tequila bar, lounge, and restaurant. There, you can find delicious drinks, rock and roll music, and a good time.
After a night of fun, enjoy the other side to the Foxwoods experience at either the G Spa & Salon at MGM or the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods. Slip in for the morning or day and indulge in an unparalleled spa experience that provides a retreat from the outside world. Take pleasure in a massage, facial, or simply sit in the Jacuzzi and unwind with a good book.
For avid golfers, Lake of Isles Country Club is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the main resort. The top-ranked golf facility enables guests to enjoy the ultimate golf experience, all while being flanked by gorgeous views, rolling terrain, and wooded beauty.
With more than 70 premium shops, treat yourself with an enjoyable afternoon of shopping. The resort features some of the most exclusive shopping experiences in the country and highlights boutiques such as Bulgari, Chopard, Hugo Boss, and Swarovski.
Prepare yourself for a more tantalizing retail experience at Foxwoods with the Tanger Outlets. The Outlets at Foxwoods is expected to be completed late next year, and will add more than 80 stores to its current offerings. With their choice of first-class stores, there may not even be a need to pack your suitcase!
Ultimately, Foxwoods is an inviting hotspot where you will find anything you could possibly want in one resort. From the nightlife and dining experiences, to entertainment and amenities, Foxwoods Resort and Casino is sure to satisfy even the pickiest Bostonians with an experience that is anything but ordinary.