BILOXI, Miss., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's always 5 o'clock somewhere and on May 22, somewhere is Margaritaville Biloxi.
The Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant Biloxi will open to the public on May 22 at 8pm, bringing a casino experience to the Gulf Coast unlike any other.
Inspired by the lyrics and philosophy of Jimmy Buffett, a native son of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant is a natural fit for Biloxi. Fans of the island lifestyle, devoted Parrotheads or anyone who likes to have a good time will enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. From palm trees and fishing boats to suspended airplanes and a margarita-erupting volcano, the authentic tropical surroundings set the scene for getting away and having fun, whether you're here for a few days or just a few hours. Another distinguishing feature of Margaritaville is a 30ft. wall of glass that makes a striking design statement and opens the interior to the spectacular view of the beautiful Biloxi Bay Bridge spanning the Back Bay.
"I am thrilled," Jimmy answered, when asked about the opening of Margaritaville Biloxi. "Biloxi has been on my songline for a long, long time. I made my professional singing debut here back in the late 60's, when I used to drive my Ford Falcon 'down around Biloxi' from the school in Hattiesburg, to play weekends at Trader Jons. Before that, I spent many a weekend, as a child of the Gulf Coast, with my family at the Sun 'n Sand. I have been fortunate to do many things in my career, but coming full circle to Biloxi with Margaritaville, surely is one of the highlights. It is not only fun, to be coming home and bringing our brand of fun to the Mississippi Gulf Coast," Buffett added, "It is also very gratifying to be able to provide nearly 1,000 new jobs for Mississippians these days. I would just like to personally thank everyone who has had a hand in this adventure, so, let's let the fin begin."
Margaritaville Biloxi is the Mississippi Gulf Coast's first casino to be constructed since the Mississippi Legislature approved land-based gaming in 2006 and the first casino to be built in the United States since 2010.
Located on the eastern tip of Biloxi's Back Bay, the dynamic casino complex is an open design with slots and table games in the center and the 5 o'clock Somewhere Bar. The Margaritaville Restaurant and the "Feeding Frenzy Buffet" both feature Gulf Coast cuisine. An adjacent entertainment venue will accommodate 700-900 guests for concerts and events. Outside are expansive multi-level dining decks and a marina with food and drinks situated at the water's edge. Music will be play an integral role as visitors will enjoy a variety of local, regional and national acts in the various performance areas.
"Margaritaville Biloxi is an exciting new casino concept that marries the authentic DNA of Jimmy Buffett with a festive casino environment," said Thomas Brosig, President of Margaritaville Biloxi. "We welcome guests to come by land or by sea for a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience."
About Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville:
The atmosphere is inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, whose evocative songs inspire a cross-generational yearning for an island adventure. Comprised of retail shops, restaurants, consumer products, hotels, casinos and even a national radio station on Sirius/XM, Margaritaville delivers a tropical experience where guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of their favorite destination regardless of their current latitude. Since launching its first location in Key West, Margaritaville has expanded to some of the most popular U.S. destinations, including: New Orleans, Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, Glendale, Mohegan Sun Casino, Nashville and Jimmy Buffett's at The Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii. Margaritaville Casinos can be found at the famed Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas; Biloxi, Mississippi opening in May 2012 and Bossier City, Louisiana scheduled to open in 2013. International locations can be found in the Caribbean, Mexico, the Republic of Panama and Canada with Australia coming soon. The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida opened in July 2010.
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