Published January 8, 2018
Addition makes Mystic Lake one of the largest hotels in Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro areaP
PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA – Hundreds of business and community leaders from across the metro area came together yesterday evening to celebrate the grand opening of Mystic Lake Center – the newest hotel rooms and event space in the Twin Cities. Owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), and located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the addition makes Mystic Lake Casino Hotel one of the largest hotels in the metro area, with 766 total rooms.
Showcasing a modern, natural design, Mystic Lake Center can accommodate groups of all sizes for a range of meetings and events – from business meetings to conferences and expos to weddings. The 70,000-square-foot meeting and event space features three large ballrooms with flexible layouts, several smaller meeting rooms, and an executive conference room, all with state-of-the art technology and access to Mystic Lake’s award-winning culinary team. The nine-story hotel tower, called “The Promenade,” features 180 rooms, all with a spectacular view of the Meadows Golf Course.
“From the opening of Mystic Lake Center to hosting four nights of entertainment at Club NOMADIC during Super Week in February, it’s an exciting time for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel,” said Angela Heikes, president and CEO of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Gaming Enterprise. “Mystic Lake Center is now one of the most sought-after places for events in the region, and it’s a reflection of the SMSC’s commitment to creating an outstanding, memorable experience for everyone who visits its enterprises.”
As the Community celebrates its grand opening, Mystic Lake Center is already becoming a popular destination with a number of large-scale events booked at the center through 2023.
The design of Mystic Lake Center is inspired by Minnesota’s natural scenery. The center features wall décor and lighting that reflects the colors of the seasons, textured carpet in blue and gray tones depicting the movement of a flowing river, custom chandeliers with a water drop design, and abundant natural light. The center’s western façade features more than 11,000 square feet of dynamic SageGlass with state-of-the-art electrochromic technology that reacts to sunlight, preventing glare and heat gain without the need for blinds or solar controls.
The SMSC’s government, Gaming Enterprise, and various other enterprises are collectively the largest employer in Scott County. Mystic Lake Center created hundreds of construction jobs, and now adds 120 new permanent jobs to the Gaming Enterprise. Native American employees accounted for more than 25 percent of the total construction hours for Mystic Lake Center. The project was led by PCL Construction Services, Inc. and designed by Worth Group Architects & Designers.
To learn more about Mystic Lake Center, visit mysticlakecenter.com.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on Native News Online.