Mohegan Sun, the giant hotel casino resort located in southeastern Connecticut, announced plans last week for a $740 million expansion, dubbed Project Horizon, which will include a new 1,000-room House of Blues hotel to be owned and operated by Mohegan Sun. It calls for 300 House of Blues-themed hotel rooms and an exclusive, members-only House of Blues Foundation Room, to be located on the upper floors of the new hotel. Other highlights would include a House of Blues Music Hall, restaurant, retail outlet, and poker room.

Project Horizon also calls for 115,000 square feet of additional retail and restaurant space and the new 64,000-square-foot "Casino of the Wind." In addition, Mohegan Sun will expand its Asian gaming in the Casino of the Earth.

With construction set to begin in the summer of 2007 on the new hotel and casino, Project Horizon is expected to add more than 1.4 million square feet to Mohegan Sun's existing structure.

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