Beau Rivage the only Mississippi hotel and restaurants recommended by Forbes; resort earns 18th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award

16 May 2019

BILOXI, Miss.  – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino has been selected for inclusion on three prestigious lists, earning Forbes Travel Guide Recommended distinction, AAA Four Diamond status for the 18th consecutive year, and the DiR?NA Achievement of Distinction in Dining for BR Prime.

“When travelers are considering a visit and see the Forbes recommendation or the AAA Four Diamond status, they have an expectation about their stay,” said President and COO Travis Lunn. “These awards let our guests know that when they visit Beau Rivage, they will have an exceptional stay in a resort that offers outstanding amenities, is clean and well-maintained and provides exemplary guest service.”

Beau Rivage holds the distinction of being the only hotel and housing the only two restaurants, BR Prime and Jia, in the state of Mississippi to be Forbes Travel Guide Recommended. The Travel Guide identifies the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and spas along with expert travel advice and is considered the gold standard for excellence in the hospitality industry.  The 2019 Travel Guide marks the 61st year of ranking, making it the oldest travel guide in the U.S. It is the world’s only independently rated global luxury hospitality collection. 

The Automobile Association of America (AAA) Four Diamond Award is attained by an exclusive group, just 4 percent of the more than 58,000 hotels and restaurants inspected and approved by AAA.

Hotels and restaurants must pass an unannounced, on-site evaluation by AAA inspectors.  According to AAA, the fundamental hallmarks at the Four Diamond Hotel level include a property “refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” Inspectors judge the exterior of the lodging, public areas, guest rooms, amenities and bathrooms scrutinizing such areas as cleanliness, ambiance and service.  Additional factors of a Four Diamond rating include an “exceptional degree of comfort” and “substantial, cohesive and impressive design.”

In addition to the hotel, Beau Rivage restaurants BR Prime and Jia received AAA top honors.  Restaurants at the Four Diamond level offer fine-dining and attentive service, have highly creative chefs who use top-quality ingredients and present an upscale ambience. Just 2 percent of the nearly 32,000 restaurants inspected by AAA make the Four Diamond list. 

For 11 consecutive years, BR Prime has been bestowed with the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiR?NA) Achievement of Distinction in Dining, one of the most respected awards in the dining and hospitality communities. A distinguished restaurant is one that stands apart from others characterized by consistent excellence with exceptional quality in all facets of the dining experience as identified by DiR?NA – menu, wine and spirits, service and ambiance.

Hotel and restaurant reservations may be made by visiting, or by calling 888.567.6667.

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