By kkeps @ 2010-08-01 10:25:44
Beau Rivage is a waterfront casino resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. It is owned and operated by MGM Mirage. Beau Rivage was rebuilt and re-opened in 2006, a year after Hurricane Katrina. The Beau Rivage hotel is the tallest building in Mississippi. The term 'Beau Rivage' is French for 'beautiful shore'.
Beau Rivage opened its 1,740-room hotel/casino in March 1999. At that time of its opening, it was the largest hotel/casino in the United States outside of Nevada. The resort is currently ranked at 49 on Wikipedia's List of largest hotels in the world. The casino was located on a series of floating barges as required by local law confining all casinos to mobile marine vessels at the time of the resort's construction. The hotel, restaurants, parking garage and associated facilities were constructed on land.
The Beau Rivage, as seen in April 2002
Beau Rivage has won every major local, regional and state award available for outstanding community service including the Governor's Cup Award for Outstanding Large Business on July 10, 2003.
The name of Beau Rivage was originally meant for the Bellagio casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip, however, developer Steve Wynn of Mirage Resorts changed Beau Rivage into Bellagio, and reserved this name for his new waterfront casino in Biloxi.
Beau Rivage restaurants include: BR Prime Steakhouse, Jia Pan-Asian Cuisine, Memphis Q Smokehouse & Barbecue, Coast (seafood and wood-fired pizzas), The Beau Rivage Buffet, Terrace Cafe (24-hour casual dining), Roasted Bean Coffee Bistro, Snacks (fast food), and Scoops Ice Cream. Both BR Prime and Jia have earned the 4 star rating from AAA and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.The AAA Four Diamond Beau Rivage is the number one casino resort visited in Mississippi.
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