The Story of Mohegan Sun & The Spirit of Aquai

Mohegan Sun is owned and operated by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, which has long been committed to developing Mohegan Sun into one of the most respected and celebrated casino complexes in the United States while also living by a set of established values that celebrate and protect the tribe’s identity. The tribe is also heavily involved in charitable giving, supporting hundreds of community initiatives each year such as food drives, volunteer work, holiday toy distributions, and serving as a Platinum level United Way Corporate Benefactor among numerous additional efforts.

Living by the Mohegan Tribe’s principles and always striving to live up to the core values of the Spirit of Aquai, we have created a culture at Mohegan Sun that provides a strong and secure foundation for future endeavors. A culture that is built not just for today’s successes, but tomorrow’s growth.

This exclusive culture shines through to each and every event. Every planner knows the biggest compliment is a repeat booking and our Spirit of Aquai is what helps us achieve over 70% repeat bookings of large group events.

Spirit of Aquai

The Spirit of Aquai is a centuries-old guiding philosophy infuses our everyday lives with four key principles that truly define who we are and how we treat each other.

  • Create a Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere
  • Develop Passionate and Dedicated Employees Based on Mutual Respect
  • Provide Outstanding Service that Goes Above the Beyond
  • Build Productive Long-Term Relationships

Meet Our Tribal Chief

Chief Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba, is the current Lifetime Chief of the Mohegan Tribe, and the first female Chief in the Tribe’s modern history. As tribal leader, Lynn was chosen as a result of outstanding character, diplomacy, and ability to lead the Tribe in its cultural, community, and business efforts.

Lynn is a former registered nurse who earned a doctorate in Nursing Practice from Yale University. Her background and passion is healthcare on both a local and national level. She is an active member of the Tribal Advisory Committee for the National Institute of Health, Chairwoman of the Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee of the Federal Indian Health Service (IHS) and also a member of the board of directors for the Ms. Foundation for Women.

As part of her many duties as Tribal Chief, Lynn seeks to continue the tribe’s hands-on approach to hospitality within Mohegan Sun. Depending on the specifics of your event, we may be able to arrange a special welcoming ceremony featuring Chief Lynn Malerba herself.