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August 18, 2005

Management Shakeup at Beau Rivage

Posted by Hunter

Looks like MGM MIRAGE is making some changes at their Biloxi, MI property.

Changes at Beau Rivage

This is a property I've never visited. Anyone been there? What is it like?

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August 18, 2005 5:05 PM Posted by Brian

I stayed at the Beau for a night the year it opened (1999. Many who visit describe the place as a mini-Bellagio and that's not far off the mark. Place was nicely decorated and the rooms were well-appointed. My only complaint was that they advertised that you could access the beach quite easily from the hotel, but that isn't the have to walk a little down the street and then you're on an unattractive patch of sand underneath an overpass.

Its a shame that this beautiful property turned out to be the one that led to Wynn's fall in 2000, but it was too much for the Biloxi market. If Steve had built this place in Atlantic City, it would've made a killing.

August 29, 2005 12:44 AM Posted by Mike C

Hope nobody was too attatched to the Beau Rivage. The word on the news currently is that Hurricane Katrina will destroy the casino and damage the hotel tower, ditto the other casinos in the Biloxi area.

August 30, 2005 1:20 PM Posted by G

I am very attached to the Beau Rivage and it's almost the only thing left standing in Biloxi. I bet you they will replace the carpets and be back open within a month. People of Biloxi, take heart and God speed.

August 30, 2005 7:28 PM Posted by rrose

Looks like the Beau may be the only casino to survive Katrina because of it's superior build.

August 31, 2005 6:07 PM Posted by Brad

Has anyone heard about the beau rivage and the marina? how did they do? i can't find any pictures.

August 31, 2005 8:19 PM Posted by detroit1051

Terry Lanni's press release Tuesday said Beau Rivage suffered "significant damage," but we probably won't get details for a day or two.

Statement From Terry Lanni, Chairman and CEO, MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM), Regarding the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "The significant damage sustained by Beau Rivage is part of a substantially larger story of devastation in Gulfport and Biloxi. We must allow local, state and federal authorities to do their work and ensure the safety of the overall area.

"Clearly, re-establishing basic services and a sense of normalcy throughout the region must take precedence over concerns for this interruption to our business. This process will, in all likelihood, take months.

"Robert Baldwin, President & CEO of Mirage Resorts, is in the process of establishing an assessment team that will evaluate damage at Beau Rivage. Under his direction, that team will begin its work as soon as authorities deem the area safe. It is likely this team's work will take several weeks to complete. Once our damage assessment process is complete, we can put in place an appropriate rebuilding plan.

"Our immediate focus is on the well-being of our employees and their families. First and foremost, we hope to soon establish a means of communicating with all Beau Rivage employees. We will issue updates through the media as progress allows.

"To our employees: Your family, your homes and your community are the priority right now. The best initial course of action for you to aid in the recovery of the area is to closely follow the advice of our local, state and federal authorities as they establish an orderly recovery process.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted by Hurricane Katrina."

September 1, 2005 1:17 PM Posted by Melissa

Yes I too want to see pictures and also to know did all of the employees of Beau Rivage get out in time. We left Sunday morning at 1:00 I'm praying for each of you.

September 2, 2005 7:10 AM Posted by Dwayne

I'm an employee of the beau. It suffered damage, but nowhere nere the damage the other casinos faced. Has any one heard or seen a statement on what they are doing for the employees! Harrahs is paying theirs!

September 2, 2005 8:25 AM Posted by Hunter

I asked this question specifically on Monday but at that point they didn't know.

Based on what I have read, Bobby Baldwin (head of Mirage, responsible for Beau) is talking about how to get checks out.

Call this number if you are an employee:

September 4, 2005 8:42 AM Posted by Candy

To Dwayne, the Beau Rivage employee:
My husband & I had reservations to be there on Sunday night. I called Sunday morning before we were to leave and found out you had in fact closed. We come from Atlanta usually twice a month. We have made friends with quite a few employees there. Do you know a BJ dealer named Lucy? She has long, curly blonde hair? Wanted to know if she was alright. Also a man named Scott, he was a pit boss up front usually on the morning shift. Thanks for any info you may have. Our prayers are with you & your families.
Candy & Jody Smith

September 7, 2005 11:08 AM Posted by george rittberg

Please post more info about the Beau, pictures and assessments as to the extent of its damage. I come to Biloxi 1-2 times a year and stay at the Beau

September 7, 2005 12:40 PM Posted by detroit1051

Here's the latest from the LV Sun. The companies are doing the right thing by their employees, at least for the time being.

September 9, 2005 11:00 PM Posted by Gary

I have a car on the third floor of the parking deck. I have gone to the property and saw that the first 2 floors are gone. I have no idea what is going on, on the third floor. How can I find out if my car made it. It is a new 350Z with out physical damage. It is all I will have left if it made it. I know there are so many more important things foing on. Just really like to know if it went under water.

September 10, 2005 2:44 PM Posted by detroit1051

Gary, are you a Beau employee? Have you called one of these numbers:
Employee Services & Guest Inquiries
Available 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week
Beau Rivage Information Line:

When you say the first two floors are gone, is that the garage or the hotel part? I've never been to Biloxi, that was on my agenda for October. I can't imagine what you're going through. Hope you get answers soon. Hang in there!

September 18, 2005 5:36 PM Posted by Connie Hanks

We went to the Beau Rivage often and it was by far the best casino in Biloxi and the employees were the greatest. We still haven't found out where Jay Jordan and Lynda Favret are -- they are our slot hosts and we love them dearly. We would also like to know if Chris from the Mephis Q is o.k., as well as fellow player and Biloxi reisdent, Dennis Parker. Please help us if you know of their whereabouts. Thank you. Fred and Connie Hanks.

October 13, 2005 12:21 PM Posted by Angelle

I am from the new orleans area which was greatly affected as everyone knows but we looked at beau rivage as a escape for the weekend. As a frequent traveler to vegas, the beau was the only hotel on the coast that made you feel like you were in vegas without being there. We want the people at the head of the ladder of rebuilding to know that we here in New Orleans, also suffering cannot wait for our weekend escape to come back. We are waiting patiently which is all everyone around here can do right now. WE MISS YOU BEAU RIVAGE