IP Casino Resort & Spa
The IP Casino Resort & Spa originally started life as the Imperial palace hotel and Casino, situated in Bay View Avenue in Biloxi. The Ralph and Betty Engelstad trust announced the sale of the property to Harrah’s entertainment a day before Hurricane Katrina hit. After the destruction caused by hurricane Katrina, the future IP Casino Resort & Spa venue served as a make shift headquarter for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, amongst other relief organisations. The IP Casino was the first Casino to reopen after Hurricane Katrina, officially re opening its doors on December 22, 2005.
Between 2005 and 2008, the venue received a variety of renovations to increase its gaming space and its entertainment offerings to players and guests. The venue received the American Automobile Association’s Four Diamond award in 2008 and 2009. The venue’s signature fine dining restaurant, Thirty two, is the only restaurant in Biloxi to receive this prestigious award two years running. The IP Casino Resort & Spa was finally purchased by Boyd Gaming in 2011.
The IP Casino Resort & Spa also boasts the second tallest building in Mississippi with the IP Hotel tower rising up 225 feet. The IP Casino Resort & Spa feature 1088 rooms, eight restaurants, a spa, night clubs and the Casino floor. The Hotel also offers a 24 hour shuttle service and business centre. The venue also features a seasonal outdoor pool and air-conditioning in all rooms.
The Cultural High Points In The Area
The shuttle service can take you to a variety of local sights, including the Biloxi lighthouse on the coast, the historic Old Brick House, the scenic John Henry Beck Park and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The IP Casino Resort & Spa Rooms
The hotel’s 1088 rooms are spread across 32 floors. Check in time runs between 4pm and midnight, with checkout time being 11 AM. When guests check in they will be required to present a government issued photo ID as well as make a credit card deposit. Guests need to be at least 21 years of age to be able to check in alone. Children 17 years and younger may stay free as long as they use existing bedding in the rooms. Service dogs are allowed but no pets may be kept in the guests rooms. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all public areas and rooms. The hotel also offers free valet parking. Breakfast is available for a small fee; otherwise guests can make use of one of the 8 restaurants on the premises. There is also a coffee shop and room service available during select hours.
Facilitating A Working Holiday
IP Casino Resort & Spa offers a 24 hour business centre for clients who need to be on call or have work emergencies. There are also meeting rooms and conference centres for corporate events and wedding receptions. The front desk offers concierge services, a laundry service as well as free newspapers guests may collect. Rooms features a safe, plasma TV’s, refrigerators and free toiletries, including a hair dryer. Housekeeping can also provide guests with hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout curtains for the late sleepers. Guests also receive free coffee and tea as well as an ironing board, along with the above mentioned in room air conditioning.