There is an evident sign that Mount Airy Resort and Casino is making huge progress. It has become clear after the approval of its first phase of a $ 360 plan aimed at redevelopment of its site by the Paradise Township Board of Supervisors. The plan is said to deal with the construction of a 200-room luxury resort hotel housing 3,000 slot machines, 4 restaurants, 2 entertainment lounges, a golf course, an indoor swimming pool, spa, retail shops and covered parking space.
“This action keeps us moving ahead as we seek to secure a gaming license for the region,” said Louis A. DeNaples, the northeastern Pennsylvania businessman who owns Mount Airy. “We will continue to work with Paradise Township to ensure Mount Airy Resort & Casino meets the needs of the community and complements – not competes with – existing businesses and attractions in the Poconos”.
The whole project consists of two phases. The cost of phase one is expected to run as high as $ 300 million. Phase two will add to this sum. As a result the hotel in total will house 5,000 slot machines, extra 200 hotel room, conference, entertainment and parking facilities. Moreover, approximately 550 acres of green space will be provided.
As soon as the first phase is over, Mount Airy will be opened. The event is believed to take place in 2007. Besides the exclusive room service, entertainment, various facilities, the resort will be run by an exclusive team of gaming industry executives with Paul Henderson at the head.