Beau Rivage announces June 1 opening date
MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday that Beau Rivage Resort & Casino will open June 1 in Biloxi.
MGM also owns Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, which will open May 25. Both properties will open with a limited capacity and will host invitation-only weekends ahead of the public opening on their respective dates.
“Our hearts are with everyone in our communities, and around the world, who has been personally impacted by this crisis,” said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ Acting CEO and President. “As we plan to reopen our resorts, the health and safety of our guests and employees guide all of our decision-making. Getting many of our employees back to work and welcoming guests through our doors once again will allow us to do what we do best – entertain. We can’t wait.”
With its June 1 opening, in addition to the hotel, Beau Rivage’s food and beverage offerings will include the Italian restaurant Stalla, Terrace Café and Snacks. For retail needs, Essentials and BR Etc. will be available for guests. Property amenities will be limited in this first phase of opening.
Last week, MGM Resorts released its comprehensive “Seven-Point Safety Plan,” a multi-layered set of protocols and procedures designed in conjunction with medical and scientific experts to deter the spread of the virus, protect customers and employees and rapidly respond to potential new cases. The full plan can be reviewed at www.mgmresorts.com. Key initiatives include:
- Employee screening, temperature checks and Covid-19 specific training.
- Employees will be required to wear masks; Guests are strongly encouraged, and in some settings where physical distancing is more difficult and/or barriers do not exist, will be required to do so. Examples of where masks will be required include salons, table games where physical barriers are not in place and elevators if riding with guests outside of their travel group. Masks will be provided, free of charge.
- A physical distancing policy will be enforced in public areas, with floor guides serving as reminders throughout the properties.
- For areas where physical distancing presents challenges, plexiglass barriers will be installed, or other measures will be used to reduce risks for employees and guests.
- MGM Resorts has fabricated handwashing stations that will be conveniently placed on casino floors.
- Digital menus will be available to view on personal mobile devices via QR codes in the company’s Food & Beverage outlets.
- To minimize groups congregating while they wait, restaurant guests will receive a text message notification when their tables are ready.
- Guestroom Attendants will wear masks and gloves while cleaning each room and will change gloves between guestrooms.
Per Mississippi Gaming Commission guidelines, a 50 percent capacity restriction will be enforced, table games and slot machines will be configured to allow for appropriate physical distancing, and valet parking will be temporarily discontinued. Complimentary self-parking will be available for guests.
Room reservations for dates beginning in June can be made at www.beaurivage.com.