Published on: January 25, 2024 at 12:49 pm.
Last updated on: January 24, 2024 at 04:35 pm.
Mohegan Inspire Entertainment Resort in Incheon, South Korea has received a top honor from the Korea Tourism Association – an exclusive five-star hotel rating.
Mohegan opened the first phase of Inspire in November at a cost of $1.6 billion. The initial resort features 1,275 hotel rooms, suites and villas, 10 restaurants, an immersive entertainment boulevard, a 15,000-capacity arena and an event centre. The resort also has an indoor pool and a water park called Splash Bay.
The Mohegan Tribe Gaming Authority announced this week that the Inspire Hotel has been designated a five-star hotel by the Korea Tourism Association. The government agency uses a strict evaluation called the Korean Hotel Rating System in evaluating hotels across the country.
A five-star hotel should have impeccable cleanliness, exceptional design and amenities, and exceptional service standards.
“I am delighted that Inspire’s hotel property has officially achieved a five-star rating, and I would like to thank our team for their hard work in all areas, including facilities, hospitality and operations management,” said Chen Si, President of Mohegan Inspire. .
Mohegan CEO Ray Pinault was in Incheon for the five-star award ceremony. Pinault said the ranking “is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence and our commitment to providing world-class experiences.”
Casino is coming soon
Mohegan Inspire is a planned $5 billion destination development that will be completed through several additional construction phases. The resort is located at Incheon International Airport.
For Mohegan’s big bet to make a return, the tribe-owned, Connecticut-based company says a casino is needed. Mohegan executives expect to soon obtain the resort’s gaming license and open the casino in the first quarter of 2024.
Inspire Casino has an area of approximately 200,000 square meters and has 1,500 slot machines and 250 table games. The casino is intended for foreigners, as South Koreans are only allowed to gamble in casinos in Gangwon Land, a remote resort owned and operated by the Korean government.
Incheon Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. The main commercial airport serving the capital, Seoul, Incheon Airport, handled more than 71.2 million passengers pre-pandemic in 2019. It ranked 14th in the world.
Korean hotel reviews
Since 1971, the Korea Tourism Association has been rating hotels as part of the government’s commitment to promoting the nation as an ideal tourist destination for foreign travelers.
In 2015, the Korea Tourism Association revamped its hotel ratings from using five hibiscus (mujunghwa) flowers to stars. The goal of changing the code was to make the classification categories more familiar to foreigners.
“It may have been confusing for consumers to decide where to stay in Korea just by checking the ratings before, because there have been inconsistencies in the debate over whether five mujonhwa flowers are equivalent to the widely known five stars,” said Steve Young, CEO of the company. “. agency at that time.