Foxwoods Resort Courts Luxury Shoppers
When the Foxwoods Resort in Southern Connecticut opened in the early 1990s it was a fairly modest affair, with slots and games aimed at a mid-range clientele. Now the massive resort is working on a $55 million renovation that will include the addition of four luxury shops, the type likely to be found in the luxury casinos in Las Vegas. Foxwoods has announced Rolex, Bvlgari, Chopard and Judith Ripka storefronts.
It's part of a larger project turning Foxwoods into a draw for guests from around the world. In May, the $700 million MGM Grand at Foxwoods will open up. The new hotel will have 825 rooms, meeting space, a theater, spa casino and restaurants by celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio and Michael Schlow. The MGM Grand at Foxwoods will have its share of shops including Dunhill, Bally and an Apple store.