Fertitta Entertainment, a division of Landry’s Inc., the parent company of the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Laughlin, has completed the acquisition of the Isle Casino in Biloxi.
“We’ve been looking to extend the Golden Nugget’s footprint to Biloxi for years and we’re excited to make major changes to the property and to the South, a personal interest of mine,” said Tilman J. Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO Landry’s. “The Golden Nugget transformation will rejuvenate Biloxi, much as we have helped rejuvenate Downtown Las Vegas and most recently the Marina District in Atlantic City.”
The Golden Nugget Biloxi will serve as a resort destination in the area, offering guests 720 rooms and suites. Plans for the property will enhance the appearance and reputation of the third-largest casino hotel in the Biloxi/ Gulfport marketplace. Extensive transformational renovations to the Golden Nugget Biloxi will include a brand new, expanded casino floor, new bars, restaurants, stylish retail offerings and updated rooms and suites. There will be a high-energy Rush Lounge to complement a remodeled spa and poker room. The H2O Resort Pool and Ultra Lounge will offer all season hot tubs and fire pits.
Building on The Golden Nugget’s tradition of dining excellence, three of Landry’s established signature, award-winning concepts will be included in the new building: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.; Lillie’s Asian Cuisine and Morton’s The Steakhouse.
The property will begin this $100 million transformation this month. All improvements are expected to be completed by March, 2014.