Foxwoods Resort Casino Chooses Design Firm for Biloxi Pointe
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July 27, 2016
Foxwoods® Resort Casino today announced it has partnered with prominent
architectural firm Friedmutter Group to design and engineer the new Foxwoods
Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe in Mississippi.
Friedmutter Group has been exclusively immersed in the gaming and hospitality
industry since 1992, providing award-winning design services for regional casino
properties and Tribal Enterprises across the United States and China. Led by
world-acclaimed architect Brad Friedmutter, the firm develops authentic designs
that reflect the history of the surrounding communities in which their casinos
are built - a significant style strategy important to Foxwoods' deeply-rooted
regional ties. His team is comprised of the brightest designers in the industry,
many of which have been recognized around the world for their innovative
"On behalf of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino,
we couldn't be more thrilled to work with our new partner, Gulf Coast
businessman Chris Ferrara and his team, in developing and building the brand new
Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe in the vibrant and growing Biloxi,
Mississippi market," said Felix Rappaport, Chief Executive Officer of Foxwoods.
"We are particularly enthused to be working with Friedmutter Group of Las Vegas
as the architect of record for the project. Not only has Brad Friedmutter and
his team worked for the Tribe and Foxwoods on many past projects during our
nearly 25-year history in the casino gaming industry, but Friedmutter Group has
delivered preeminent design solutions to clients around the world. Brad's
involvement will ensure that the Foxwoods brand is fully integrated into the
facility design, creating an authentic and compelling hospitality experience
that captures the essence and ethos of the Gulf Coast."
Friedmutter Group has worked on several notable casino projects in the Biloxi
area including Island View Casino Resort, IP Casino Resort and Spa and The
Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and Studio City Macau in China.
"We look forward to partnering once again with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal
Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino as they expand their brand into the Biloxi,
Mississippi market," added Brad Friedmutter, architect and founder of
Friedmutter Group. "The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe is rich with indigenous
culture, and Foxwoods Resort Casino Biloxi Pointe will reflect that among many
of the elements that make it a premier resort destination."
"I am very excited to continue the planning process for the Foxwoods Resort
Casino at Biloxi Pointe with the addition of Friedmutter Group to our
development team. Friedmutter joins Foxwoods and The Hartmann Group as my
partners and participants on the project. I look forward to creating a dynamic,
regional casino destination that the honors the historic City of Biloxi," said
Chris Ferrara, Managing Director of Biloxi Boardwalk Ventures, LLC.
The new Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe will be a $265 million premier,
service-centric destination resort and casino located on a 23-acre site in the
Back Bay area of Biloxi Mississippi. Easily accessible from the metropolitan
regions of New Orleans, Birmingham, and Atlanta, the casino resort will deliver
an unparalleled gaming, leisure and meetings experience to the 9 million people
living within the 300-mile radius market spanning Mississippi, Louisiana,
Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
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