21015_GoldenMoonPearlRiver_300Pearl River Resort, the Southeast’s premier entertainment and gaming enterprise, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the $70 million renovation of Golden Moon Hotel & Casino Saturday, January 31.

“We are excited to mark the grand opening of the newly renovated Golden Moon Hotel & Casino today. The $70 million renovation utilizes design and technology to create an unparalleled entertainment, gaming, and lodging experience available around the clock and every day of the week for our guests,” stated Holly Gagnon, President and CEO of Pearl River Resort. “We invite you all to enjoy our new product offerings with this renovation as it will certainly benefit our guests, our employees, the community, and the tribe.”

The grand opening celebration started Friday, January 30 with a party for casino VIP guests being the first to explore and enjoy all that the $70 million renovation has to offer. Tribal Chief, Phyliss J. Anderson and President and CEO of Pearl River Resort, Holly Gagnon cut the official grand opening ribbon Saturday, January 31 at approximately 4:30 p.m. marking the opening of the renovated Golden Moon Hotel & Casino to the general public.

Guests enjoyed roaming entertainment including an interactive magician, a flair bartender, and flash mob performances throughout the casino floor as well the chance to win a pair of diamond earrings. Guests marveled at the center bar video arch playing Denim & Diamonds themed motion graphics and enjoyed receiving a complimentary grand opening polo shirt.

“Being proud of what we have here has got to go through all of our tribal members blood veins. This belongs to us, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and when I think about what this place is going to do for our people it fills me with so much pride,” said Phyliss J. Anderson, Tribal Chief.

The renovation plan designed by architecture group Marnell Companies of Las Vegas includes remodeled hotel rooms and a revitalized approximately 70,000 square feet gaming floor that creates a more exciting and welcoming space offering 1,150 slot machines, 25 table games, an elevated 14 table poker room, a stunning one-of-a-kind video wall, and a new center bar.

Marnell Companies utilized design features such as a dramatic architectural ceiling treatment to create a more intimate atmosphere, warm cove lighting, colorful decorative fixtures, and beautifully designed carpet that pays tribute to Choctaw culture with a contemporary spin. The center bar exudes energy and life to the gaming floor and creates a beacon that guests are drawn to. Whether they enjoy a delightful video experience or an array of beverage offerings, guests will be in the heart of the exciting casino action at the center bar.

The resort’s guest rooms and suites remodel and renovation includes new in-room amenities, 42 inch flat screen televisions, new furniture and custom made Choctaw inspired artwork. The new rooms feature clean lines with beautiful finishes that are timeless and comfortable making them fresh, stylish, and convenient.

Not only has the resort enhanced the makeup of the properties but technology upgrades are a large part of the renovation project. Both Silver Star and Golden Moon casinos now feature Konami Gaming, Inc.’s award-winning casino management system, SYNKROS allowing guests to enjoy new slots and an integrated gaming experience like never before. Additionally, guests can now receive text notification when their hotel room is available for check-in and when their table is ready at any of the resort’s restaurants. Kiosks will also be in place to handle various transactions such as reprinting cards and comps. The introduction of the new technology provides greater conveniences to our guests, giving them the freedom to enjoy themselves in the casino without waiting in lines.

As a result of comprehensive renovations, new gaming systems, and technology enhancements, Pearl River Resort has created a game-changing experience for the gamer, diner, or the guest that just wants to get away.