Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has unveiled Inspire Athens, a proposed integrated resort and casino development for Greece’s Hellinikon Project to be constructed should the firm triumph over Hard Rock International and secure the one gaming licence on offer.
Incorporating a luxury hotel, entertainment venues, convention centre, shopping, dining, casino and “a comprehensive mix of premium amenities,” MGE states that its proposal will launch “a new era of tourism growth and economic prosperity for all of Greece and the entire region”.
The Inspire Athens development is slated to create in excess of 7,000 jobs for the region during and after construction, including direct, indirect and induced.
Upon completion the firm expects an increase of at least of ten per cent in international tourism in the Attica region, as well as the contribution of millions of euros annually to both the government and the people of Greece in the form of taxes, infrastructure improvements and public services.
Mario Kontomerkos, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment’s chairman and CEO, explained: “We understood that Inspire Athens was meant to symbolise more than an integrated resort.
“It is our hope that Inspire Athens would be the catalyst that sparks the entire development of the Hellinikon area into the coveted Athenian Riviera, forever redefining the modern identity of Greece.”
Adding: “We hope we’ll have the opportunity to turn our vision into a reality and further elevate Greece as a must-visit travel destination with this landmark hospitality destination.”
The casino property is to form one part of Lamda Development‘s wider €8bn Hellinikon Project, being developed on the site of the old Ellinikon International Airport which has sat empty for 18 years after being replaced by the new Athens entity.
The wider multi-faceted construction is also slated to incorporate a metropolitan park, shops, offices, sports and conference facilities, luxury hotels, museums, malls, cultural venues, health centres, educational and research facilities and a marina.
To coincide with unveiling its details for the project, Mohegan also released the following promotional video.