In May, we launched the Sands Hotel and Emeril’s Italian Table. In November, we’ll preview The Shoppes at Sands, a luxury mall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Today, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem announced the start of construction for an Event Center—50,000 square feet of flexible multi-purpose space, allowing the resort to accommodate meetings, conventions and a variety of entertainment events.

It will add 100 full and part time jobs to the Sands Casino Resort Development Project. It will also offer artists a new option when booking their east coast tours. So expect to see new entertainment choices for the Lehigh Valley, surrounding area residents, and visitors of the Sands Casino Resort.

“We are so pleased to continue expanding our resort during this milestone year and provide new entertainment options for the region,” Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem President Robert DeSalvio said. “We are partnering with Vision Entertainment Group to ensure that the Sands Bethlehem Event Center will provide everything that our guests are seeking when visiting our property.  The Event Center will continue to position the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem as a premiere destination for leisure and business travelers.”

The Event Center is scheduled to open in May 2012.