The jewel of Mississippi, Beau Rivage originally opened its doors in March, 1999. But owing to an unfortunate display of Mother Nature’s fury, Hurricane Katrina wrought havoc and destruction on the entire Gulf Coast area—and Beau Rivage was not spared. Undaunted by the devastation, Beau Rivage regrouped and was reborn in 2006, perhaps an even better incarnation than its $800 million predecessor.
Rising 32 stories and measuring an impressive 3.2 million square feet, the new Beau Rivage is the tallest building in Mississippi, boasting 1,740 guest rooms and suites, a completely redesigned casino floor, 11 tempting restaurants, four lounges and bars, 12 retails stores, a spa, saloon, pool and convention center. The property’s enhanced architecture and interior design offers a contemporary ambiance infused with the resort’s signature Southern elegance. Visitors are greeted by nature’s beauty and refinement as they walk through the enhanced open atrium and lobby that features thousands of plants and flowers.
The guest rooms—which include 95 luxury suites—afford patrons everything one would expect from an AAA Four Diamond resort award winner. In keeping with the resort’s southern-contemporary attitude, rooms offer a modern interior design scheme warmly dressed in cherry-wood furniture, original artwork, and bathrooms with Grecian marble flooring and surfaces. Other amenities include 32-inch LCD flat-screen TVs, double pillow-top mattresses and triple sheeting, lighted closets with full-length mirrored doors, a writing desk, and high-speed Internet access. This is all topped-off by stunning views of the Mississippi Gulf or Back Bay.
What about the gaming? The resort’s 85,000-square-foot casino offers 93 table games, 2,100 slot machines, 230 video poker games, and a 16-table poker room. The resort also offers a luxurious high-roller salon that includes 10 blackjack tables and an interchangeable table for roulette or baccarat; a high-limit slot room with 100 slot machines; an exclusive buffet and bar lounge; dedicated cashier services; private restrooms and round-the-clock concierge service.
SIDEBAR: March Mania $100,000 Slot Tournaments
Score a slum dunk at the $100,000 March Mania Slot Tournament each Wednesday at Beau Rivage. Forty winners per day mean increased chances of winning big! Earn 250 slot base points on tournament days to enter then register to play. Participants play one five minute session for a chance to be one of 40 winners that will share the $25,000 Freeplay prize pool that day.
At Beau Rivage’s newly designed smoke-free poker room, match wits against beginners and professionals who share a common love for the thrill of the game. With high ceilings and an open floor plan it is one of the most spacious and comfortable in the South. The room offers 16 tables dealing a variety of popular games such as Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud and Omaha High Low Split. For bigger action, pull up a chair in the High Stakes area where No-Limit Texas Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha let you really go all in.
SIDEBAR: Spring Break Poker Classic
Poker action returns to MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage in Biloxi with the Spring Break Poker Classic March 21 – March 31. The tournament features 14 events with buy-ins ranging from $100 to $1,000. There will also be nightly No-Limit Hold’em tournaments with $80 + $20 entry and daily single table satellites with buy-ins from $80 to $360. Event #1, $300 + $40 No Limit Hold’em, kicks things off with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool March 22-24.
“The Spring Break Poker Classic is the first tournament in our series of six major poker events we host at our MGM Resort International’s Mississippi resorts each year. The series begins at Beau Rivage and tournaments alternate with Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica with three tournaments being held at each property,” said George P. Corchis, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International’s Regional Operations.
Spring Break Poker Classic registration begins at 6 p.m. on March 21 and will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM daily. “MGM Resorts Mississippi’s six high-stake poker tournaments provide an opportunity for poker enthusiasts of all levels to compete in a variety of events at both Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike in Tunica,” said Johnny Grooms, Beau Rivage Poker Room Manager. “The tournaments grow in buy-ins and the series will culminate with the third annual Million Dollar Heater main event held at Beau Rivage in January 2014.”
Dining, Bars, and Nightlife
Not only does Beau Rivage offer southern charm, unsurpassed creature comforts and exceptional gaming, they’re certainly no slouch when it comes to dining, dancing, and partying the night away. In fact, they offer some of the best eateries and nightlife in the entire region.
- BR Prime: Beau Rivage’s signature steak and seafood restaurant features prime grade steaks, fresh seafood and an extensive 3,500-bottle wine collection.
- Jia: Contemporary Asian cuisine including a variety of soups, salads, noodles and regional specialties from Thailand, Japan, China, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
- Memphis Q Smokehouse & Barbeque: Hot barbeque, house-smoked chicken, fried delta catfish and deliciously tempting Southern desserts.
- The Buffet: A wide variety of cuisines, specialty foods and Southern favorites.
- Breeze Bar: Exotic cocktails and specialty drinks at the heart of the casino.
- Coast: Energetic mix of cool people and some of the best live entertainment in town.
- EIGHT75: Ranked one of Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s top 100 establishments in the country, EIGHT75 features classic cocktails and signature martinis in a contemporary, plush environment.
SIDEBAR: March at Coast
Sham-ROCK Jameson party at Coast – Saturday, March 17th
Spend St. Patrick’s Day partying at Coast Nightclub. Sham-ROCK $5 specialty drink menu from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. includes Guinness on draft, Jameson, Irish Car Bombs and Luck Bombs.
Basketball Madness – Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – Monday, April 8, 2013
Prepare your bracket and watch how it all unfolds during Basketball Madness at Coast. $8.50 Bacardi Buckets, $12.50 buckets of five domestic beers (Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite and Coors Light) and $15 tailgate appetizer sampler including hot wings, fried mushrooms, cheese sticks, potato skins, chili cheese fries and nachos.
Ladies Always Free at Coast Nightclub
Ladies receive complimentary admission on Fridays and Saturdays. Ladies night continues Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m. with ladies receiving complimentary admission and free well cocktails, domestic beer and house wine between 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
If you’re in the mood for a bit of pampering, pay a visit to the 20,000-square-foot Beau Rivage Spa and Salon, where guests enjoy personalized treatments ranging from wraps and therapeutic massages to facials or even eyelash extensions. They offer an expanded treatment menu with innovative options such as the Caviar & Pearl Facial, Youthful Recovery Epidermabrasion and Xtreme Eyelashes.
Meanwhile, the Spa’s solarium, which is designed in a living room setting, delivers the comforts of home while inspiring the feelings of serenity and calm. All told, the spa boasts some 70 trained professionals including massage therapists, aestheticians, cosmetologists and hair stylists all on hand to cater to nearly every whim.
SIDEBAR: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak
The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic returns to Fallen Oak for the fourth straight year, March 18-24, 2013. The event is expected to attract 81 professional golfers who will compete for a $1.6 million prize purse, with $240,000 and 240 Charles Schwab Cup points going to the winner. Last year’s winner Fred Couples will be back to defend his title as will the 2011 MGRC champion Tom Lehman.
Designed by legendary course architect Tom Fazio and exclusively for guests of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Fallen Oak raises the bar for luxury resort golf in this region. The 18-hole, par-72 championship layout unfolds in a majestic, almost cinematic, invitation to all who love the game. Hailed by Golf Magazine as No. 26 of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” Fallen Oak has taken its place among the nation’s finest courses.