|The Beau as guests prefer to call it is described as a Resort Hotel for very good reason. It is simply excellent. For golf enthusiasts there's a newly finished golf
course, Fallen Oak, designed by Tom Fazio. The course, which hosts several prestigious charity events, flanks the edge of DeSoto National Forest and its
magnificent scenery and challenging greens have already placed it in the top ten of new clubs.
If you just need to kick back and relax then check out the pool. It is large, it sparkles and faces south, a big plus for sun worshippers but there are several
shady nooks in which to sip a refreshing drink. The hot tub can soothe away any traveling aches but for serious de-stressing try the Health Spa where you can
choose between the invigorating and the relaxing massages, body scrubs and body wraps. Too much sun? Try the 'After Sun Therapy'; soothing white water lily,
healing green tea and chamomile. The Beau also boasts a Salon for all your hair, skin and nail beauty needs.
Children too love the Beau for it's great pool, Scoops ice cream shop and a fantastic Arcade amusement center sporting hot new video games, including
Capture, NBA Hoops, Super Bikes and Fast & The Furious. Also a selection of games for ages 10 and under. My grandson loved it and as you play you earn
points towards some super prizes.
Now let’s talk food. The chefs at the Beau are world class and the restaurant choices exceptional. From absolutely mouth watering steaks at B.R.Prime to the
eclectic and piquant Asian flavors of Jia to the relaxed Buffet and the Roasted Bean (where incidentally they roast their own superior blend of coffee) the
gourmet dishes, pastries and sandwiches are beyond delicious. After dinner we made our way to the Beau Rivage Theater where we enjoyed a fast paced awe
inspiring show. Top line entertainment is actually the norm at the Beau and headliners this year include The Four Tops, Patti Labelle, the Smothers Brothers and
my particular favorite Sinbad.
We have not visited the night club but have heard that it is loud, brash and wonderful - maybe a little too much for this sedate couple so we sauntered into the
casino. The Beau's casino has everything from the new poker room to the traditional slots and there is something for everyone, as long as they are over 21. I
am not a casino aficionado but I have played in several and the single most important factor is comfort. If you feel comfortable then you feel lucky and from
the relaxed friendly staff to the open aesthetically beautiful decor the Beau has definitely accomplished that perfect balance. I would wholly recommend joining
the M.G.M. Mirage Players Club as your point play accumulates and you can earn some remarkable rewards.
Several hours later we retired to our climate controlled room and slept really well. The following morning we decided to indulge ourselves and ordered a, first
class, room service breakfast while enjoying the natural pleasure of watching a pod of dolphins frolicking and enjoying the warm Gulf waters.
The Gulf Coast was ravaged by Katrina and the recovery is slow. The magnificent stately homes which once impressively embellished the beach line are sadly
gone but the proud people of Mississippi and Louisiana are determined to rebuild and restore their states. We can offer some measure of support by bolstering
their economy and returning to their shores thus rejuvenating tourism. In conclusion the Beau Rivage has a certain indefinable quality that cannot be qualified
by its luxury, its superb amenities or even its first class staff. The Beau is a true example of La Crème de La Crème and the whole is certainly so much more
than just the sum of its parts. We were very sad to leave but extremely happy to say that we have already booked a return visit to 'our' Beau.
Oh and in case you are wondering. Yes we did win!
|Weekend at the Beau Rivage
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The destination for our weekend trip was the Beau Rivage a superb hotel which stands in a glorious position
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. We arrived mid afternoon at Gulfport Mississippi after an enjoyable, and
thankfully, turbulent free, Air Tran flight. We were met at the foot of the escalator by an impeccably dressed
chauffeur holding a Beau Rivage sign clearly displaying our names. Within minutes we had located our
suitcase and were being escorted by our cheerful and courteous driver to an immaculate limousine.
On arrival at the Beau Rivage the check-in was quick and the receptionist charming and polite. (I always
consider this to be important as nothing is more daunting than to be received by unhelpful and nonchalant
staff). The check-in desks are located in a spacious and magnificent atrium area and a step away from the
most luxurious shops. Beau Rivage collections feature a fine selection of the most desirable designers
including Kay Unger, Tadashi, and David Miester. Bellini presents designer clothing from Canali, Andrew Marc
and DKNY, Tommy Bahama and apparel from the Fallen Oak Pro Golf Shop. As you leave the Promenade
undulating curbs softly frame an abundance of fresh and fragrant flowers and you are colorfully led into the
main vestibule of the hotel. Sumptuous valances drape from the ceilings and painted silvered mirrors adorn
the walls. Incidentally before you reach the elevators you pass an exquisite shop where creations by Cartier,
David Yurman and Rolex languish under the domed ceiling of the beautifully designed Jewelry Box.
Our wonderfully appointed non-smoking room was located on the 25th floor overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
The furnishings are imposing and plush and serene regal colors decorate a sublimely spacious room. I loved
the 32 inch flat-screen LCD television which I could watch in bed without the necessity of my glasses.
High-speed Internet access is supplied so there isn't a problem keeping a finger on the pulse of your
business while staying at the Beau.
At night the 'turn down' service was a really nice touch along with the luxury chocolate. The bathrooms are
superb: marble floors, a roomy tub, a non-claustrophobic seamless shower stall and yet another telephone
(there's two in the main bedroom with voice mail). Additionally the complimentary custom bath and hair
products are a certain plus but it was something simple which was great for me - a lighted magnifying
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New York New York – What People Are Saying
New York New York "Fun and casual"
Had a great girls weekend away at this hotel and in Las Vegas! We were not
there to gamble, just have a good time. The casino had nice high ceilings and
was not overly crowded or noisy (very smoky though). The streets of NY
food court was perfect for a quick, cheap bite and desperately needed coffee
for breakfast. Definitely not an atmosphere of high-end glamour, more like a
friendly, boozy 24hr hang out. Standard rooms were just fine, not the cleanest
ever but a much nicer look than your average hotel chain. Location was great
for first-time visitors with easy walking to MGM and Excalibur and two
different monorail lines. Weather was hot and sunny and poolside was perfect
for those afternoon naps.
–(TripAdvisor/ Snurful/ Vancouver, BC/ March, 11 2008)
New York New York "Not a bad choice for staying in Vegas..."
Since we couldn't fit New York in our USA trip, we thought we'd compensate
by staying at the New York, New York hotel whilst in Las Vegas. It's not the
glitziest hotel on the block but in my opinion, you don't get as bored in this
hotel (that is, if you're not focused on gambling). There is shopping you can
do, walk around the streets of new york (take away food) or just hang out in
the bar in the middle of the casino - the one that has everyone singing-a-long
to every tune that 2 guys on a piano play (it's good to watch and has a great
atmosphere). Our room was fine - clean and comfortable. We did upgrade to a
suite, but the original was ok, jus a bit on the small side (King bed). I have to
admit, I was a little worried about the noise the rollercoaster would make, but
all you can here is the odd faint screams here and there. I think the
rollercoaster runs from 11am daily. As for customer service, checking in and
checking out was quite robotic, the lady at the tour desk could of been a little
bit more helpful, she was quite cold and abrupt...Location wise, it's on one end
of the strip so if you wanted to check out Wynn, Treasure Island,
Stratosphere etc.. then set aside a few hours of walking or catch the monorail
(starts from MGM which is across the road from NY NY). If you looking for a
very plush hotel, with lots of glitz and glamour, then New York New York is
not the hotel for you - it's a city within a city but very high on the fun factor :)
– (TripAdvisor/ Meli55a, Sydney, Mar 9, 2008)
Bellagio – What People Are Saying
Bellagio 'Best on the Strip!'
We had done a lot of research before booking our hotel for our first trip to Las Vegas.
This hotel didn't let us down! It oozes with class and style unlike all the other possible
locations that were on our list. The room was beautiful, the lobby had that airy open
feeling that was flooded with lots of available light. We visited most every hotel on the
strip and it wasn't really a contest. We've stayed at many first class hotels across the U.
S. and Europe and the Bellagio held its own. The fountains out front always amazed us
as we came and went each day! So many of the hotels on the strip are just plain tacky -
The Bellagio is at the other end of the spectrum. Service was professional, friendly and
always eager to please. The pool area was beautiful. It's location basically puts you
right in the center of the sweet spot on the strip. Let's say its close to everything
–(TripAdvisor/ JohnMStlMo/ STL MO/ Mar 4, 2008)
Bellagio 'Still The One!'
My family came to Bellagio the day after the Superbowl. We had no trouble checking
in, and were given adjoining rooms on the 28th floor of the West Wing. The rooms
were spotless, the beds were very comfortable, and the view was great. There's always
a feeling of true class here. The staff is wonderful. We ate breakfast every morning at
Palio. It's a great place to get terrific coffee and a pastry. The hotel is always
immaculate, despite the amount of traffic it gets. This is my sixth visit, and I will
certainly be back.
– (TripAdvisor/ hmorgan13/ Baltimore/ Feb 29, 2008).
Monte Carlo – What People Are Saying
We went to get married for the big 07-07-07 and we had an awesome time at
the Monte Carlo We even missed our flight and they were 95% booked but
yet were still able to get us in and even in on the VIP floor! Man I really can
not wait to go back! I still wish we were there!
-- July 20, 2007 amylynn1976
We loved the Monte Carlo and found it to be one of the more classy hotels in
Vegas. Every now and then I like to get away from the flash and glitz and the
Monte Carlo is more elegant and low-key than some of the other strip hotels.
Friendly staff were very accomodating! Rooms were beautiful!
-- Oct 30, 2007 BirminghamSightseer, Birmingham, Alabama
Excalibur – What People Are Saying
We were pleased with almost every aspect of this hotel and most particularly the
staff who were very helpful with tips to get around town and also helping with a
show ticket snafu we had (our mistake, they took care of it). The only drawback was
the smoke coming from the casino filtered into the general lobby areas and shops.”
– (Mytravelguide.com/ Jan 3, 2008 by Matthew from Marquette, MI)
"The hotel staff are friendly and helpful but they are very restrictive about the
check in time and do not like to extend the check out time. The gaming potion of the
hotel is great. Good variety of games and slot machines. The steak house was
absolutely wonderful, great atmosphere and service and delicious food!"
– (Mytravelguide.com/ Nov 15, 2007 by Schaeffer from Kotzebue, AK
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