Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is nestled amongst the majestic Smoky Mountains about 45 minutes west of Asheville North Carolina. It is a place of unparalleled beauty and sits at the entrance to the most heavily visited national park in the United States with 11 million visitors annually passing through its gates.
Experientia Development Partners is proud to be the developer of record for one of the most exciting retail development projects in the state’s history, a 250,000 square foot retail, dining and entertainment pavilion that will integrate with a new hotel and convention center expansion that is being developed simultaneously.
The Outlets at Foxwoods was the creation of the Gordon Group and had its origins in 2010 when Gordon Group and Foxwoods began discussing the idea of the world’s first fully enclosed outlet center connected to two of the country’s largest casinos.
Leveraging the resort’s 10 million annual visitors and robust loyalty rewards points system, the Outlets at Foxwoods is a 350,000 square foot enclosed outlet center with over 70 shops. A sample of the world class roster of tenants include Coach, Michael Kors, Nike, Brooks Brothers, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade to name just a few.
The mall connects the Fox Tower casino to the Grand Pequot casino in a bright and airy indoor mall with ample natural light. There is ample parking at both covered parking garages at each end of the mall. Shoppers can use their Foxwoods reward points as currency in the mall further amplifying the value effect of the retail outlet mall.
In February 2010, Foxwoods signed an agreement with Gordon Group Holdings to develop a retail outlet mall on their resort property in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The agreement required the approval of the BIA and was the first of its kind allowing a long-term ground lease on sovereign tribal land.
In February of 2012, after 2 years of successful pre-leasing and pre-development, Gordon Group Holdings partnered with Tanger Outlets, a publicly traded REIT, to provide additional equity and debt financing.
The project broke ground in September of 2013 and opened for business in May 2015.
Opening in 2001, this 150,000 square-foot retail destination was an addition to the highly successful Mohegan Sun Casino featuring retail and dining experiences designed in a breathtaking two-story atrium. GGH was the rst to bring celebrity owned restaurants to Southeastern Connecticut, including Jasper White, Todd English and Michael Jordan. The Shops at Mohegan Sun average sales for square foot of $1,700.
Luxury outlet shopping redefined. The Haven is a luxury retail outlet center with 60 stores, 7 restaurants, a public waterfront promenade and beautiful outdoor public spaces for all to enjoy. It is the only luxury retail outlet center situated on a waterfront location in the United States and will have global branded retail tenants at discount prices that will draw visitors from Boston to New York and beyond.