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Foxwoods Resort Casino partners with Friedmutter Group

27 July 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- 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 aesthetics.

"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.

Detailed programming and design plans are currently in development, with a grand opening tentatively planned for spring 2019. For more information and project development images, visit the Biloxi Casino website.

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