by Michael C. Lowe | May 07, 2014
The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast opened last week with 700 guest rooms in the former Isle of Capri. Amenities include a pool and swim-up bar, several restaurants, approximately 30,000 square feet of function space, and a gaming floor that offers more than 1,200 slot machines and 54 table games. Tilman Fertitta, the Houston billionaire and CEO of Landry's dining and hospitality company, purchased the property in August 2012 for $45 million and has spent $100 million on the renovation and rebranding.