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Beau Rivage Accepted as Associated Luxury Hotel International’s First Mississippi Member

From News Release     Filed 10/8/09 GCN

BILOXI, Miss. – October 7, 2009 – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi has been accepted for membership into the prestigious organization Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), becoming ALHI’s first member in Mississippi.  The 1,740-room resort will now receive national sales services by ALHI to the meetings, incentive/recognition travel, conventions and expositions marketplaces.

“Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is a remarkable option for any meeting professional and incentive specialist looking to conduct a program in the South,” said David Gabri, president and CEO of ALHI. “We’re so pleased to add this exceptional Southern ‘Gem’ to our diverse portfolio.”

ALHI’s national sales team helps planners with its diverse portfolio of more than 125 Four- and Five-Diamond/Star quality hotels and resorts worldwide, offering more than 90,000 rooms and suites and more than 9 million square feet of meeting space. ALHI serves as a dedicated dues-based National Sales Organization that enables planners to gain reliable one-call, experienced national sales professional access, as an extension to its outstanding membership. There is no cost to planners to utilize the services of ALHI, as its members’ dues fund the organization. For a glance at the ALHI portfolio, visit www.alhi.com.

ALHI members include extraordinary meeting and incentive resorts, incomparable city hotels, exclusive smaller hotels, golf resorts, historic and landmark properties, island destinations, resorts with spas, properties in international destinations and hotels with gaming and entertainment.

ALHI has 16 professionally-staffed national sales offices including locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, North Carolina, Orange County (CA), Orlando, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Diego, Toronto and Washington, DC.

Located in the heart of Biloxi, the AAA Four-Diamond Beau Rivage Resort & Casino recently completed a comprehensive $550 million renovation. The largest meeting resort and hotel in Mississippi, it is conveniently located directly along downtown Biloxi, where guests can stroll to many shops, museums and restaurants. Offerings at the resort include 50,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes the impressive 17,000-square-foot Magnolia Ballroom. In addition, the resort features a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship golf course, 11 restaurants, a 20,000-square-foot spa, a spacious 24-hour casino, a 1,550-seat theater, a fitness center, four nightclubs and bars, 12 retail venues, and a business center. The resort is just 20 minutes from Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport.

For more information about ALHI, or to inquire about a potential meeting at any of the ALHI member properties, contact the ALHI Group Desk at 866-303-ALHI (2544) or visit www.alhi.com.

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