Missisippi hotel gets $550 mn makeover

Missisippi’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino will complete its $550-million transformation with the opening of the Beau Rivage TheatreWidely regarded as the premier entertainment venue in the south, the Theatre will play host to today’s brightest stars in its 1,550-seat showroom and be home to Imaginaya, the Beau’s newest production by acclaimed Russian choreographer Alla Duhova.

The theatre features a $3-million, state-of-the-art sound and lighting system and is one of the best-equipped theaters in the country.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Beau Rivage underwent a dramatic renovation to restore its legendary southern charm while adding new amenities and experiences for guests to enjoy. It reopened for business on August 29, 2006. Now boasting enhanced architecture and interior design schemes; 1,740 luxurious guest rooms and suites; a redesigned casino; 11 world-class restaurants including Todd English’s OLiVES, four exciting lounges and bars; 12 retail venues; a lavish spa and salon; tropical pool; convention center; an unparalleled Fazio-designed golf course and the Beau Rivage Theatre; the Beau is back in every sense of the word.

“We are proud to be part of the resurgence of Gulf Coast tourism and to bring some of the biggest names in their respective fields to Beau Rivage,” said George Corchis, president of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. “Our newest partners are all innovators in their own right—from Todd English to Tom Fazio and Alla Duhova—and they deliver a new standard of excellence to the Gulf Coast.” Since Beau Rivage reopened in August 2006, nearly half a million guests have stayed at the property and thousands more have come to dine, shop and indulge.

Beau Rivage’s sizzling new production show Imaginaya, Russian for “imagine,” will run from February 2 through June 3, and was created by Russia’s top choreographer Alla Duhova. Imaginaya features performances by the Russian circus and Russian dance company, Todes. A counterpart of the Russian ballet, Todes exhibits the finest in Russian estrada, or stage dancing. Estrada mixes styles, bends conventions, and combines everything from folk and hip-hop to jazz and classical forms in a spectacular display of athleticism and grace.


The Beau Rivage Theatre also will usher in 2007 with a star-studded lineup of headline entertainers: Four Tops & The Temptations (Dec. 29), Little Richard (Dec. 31), Bryan Adams (Jan. 5), Willie Nelson (Feb. 8), Howie Mandel (Feb. 16), Blue Man Group (Feb. 17), Julio Iglesias (Feb. 22 and 23), Gladys Knight (March 2), Wayne Newton (March 9), Kenny Rogers (March 16), Paul Anka (March 23), Lord Of The Dance (April 13, 14, 15), Beach Boys (May 26 and 27) and Ron White (June 1).

Since its reopening, Beau Rivage has continued its efforts to revitalize Mississippi tourism and make a positive impact on the local economy with the addition of three new gourmet restaurants and its Tom Fazio-designed golf course, Fallen Oak.