The Golden Nugget is coming to Biloxi! Say bye to the Isle of Capri….
Tilman J. Fertitta, Chairman, CEO, and Owner of Landry’s, Inc. announced today the expansion of his Golden Nugget Casinos to include The Golden Nugget Biloxi. Mr. Fertitta’s gaming companies which include Golden Nugget Casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin and Atlantic City now will expand to the South with the acquisition of the Isle Casino Hotel in Biloxi, MS. Fertitta said, “I am not only excited to acquire this choice property but to grow in an area which for me has personal, family ties. We are excited to bring the Golden Nugget to Biloxi and have plans to transform the property to a luxurious and exciting hotel and casino with the highest level of service. All upgrades and improvements are expected to be completed by 2013.” After closing, The Golden Nugget Biloxi will honor all Isle Biloxi customer points and rewards not only in Biloxi, but also in Golden Nugget properties in Las Vegas, Laughlin and Atlantic City.
Pending regulatory approvals necessary to complete the purchase, exciting and dramatic changes to the property are planned to transform the hotel-casino into a Golden Nugget resort destination. The transaction is expected to be completed within four to six months.
Fertitta’s plans for the Golden Nugget Biloxi will enhance the look and reputation of the 720 room Biloxi property, with the third largest casino hotel in the Biloxi/Gulfport marketplace being transformed into one of the premier resort destinations in the South. Mr. Fertitta’s team is incorporating Landry’s award winning concepts to include the Chart House restaurant, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, nationally recognized Grotto Italian Ristorante, and a Morton’s Steakhouse.
In addition, Fertitta stated, “The entire property will be updated with a modern look to include new bars and lounges with live entertainment, stylish retail offerings and updated rooms. There will be a high energy Rush Lounge and a unique Live Bar to complement a new spa, poker room, and a state of the art showroom. Also, there will be an innovative H2O Resort Pool and Lounge which will introduce all season hot tubs and fire pits. Together these will deliver an exhilarating experience unlike anything available in Biloxi.”
I am trying to get some samples of how they will upgrade the property, they will be posted when I get them.