Photo Release -- L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge Awarded Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Hotel Rating

Hotel Lauded for Premier Accommodations and Exceptional Hospitality

BATON ROUGE, La., March 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge has been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond hotel rating, ranking it among the nation's elite lodging facilities with the highest standards of service and amenities. L'Auberge Baton Rouge's Four Diamond rating resulted from a complete hotel evaluation conducted by professional inspectors. Only five percent of the more than 29,000 properties approved by AAA achieve Four Diamond status.

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"We've built a high quality hotel with an environment that is elegant yet approachable, focused on extraordinary service and personalized amenities to make our guests' stay with us feel like home," said Mickey Parenton, L'Auberge Vice President and General Manager. "We're proud to welcome visitors from all over the country to Baton Rouge and honored to receive this prestigious award from AAA."

L'Auberge's 205 luxurious hotel rooms, including 30 expansive suites, opened in September 2012. All standard rooms feature LED televisions, iPod docking stations, robes, slippers and stunning artwork and prints by Louisiana's best artists combined with the very best in southern hospitality. Spacious upscale suites draw inspiration from the lush flora that punctuates the scenic Baton Rouge countryside, and are furnished with the finest appointments including oversized tubs, spa showers, large plasma televisions and full wet bars.

The hotel offers up breathtaking views of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge's only rooftop pool, featuring private cabanas available for reservation, attentive poolside service and a full service bar. Additional hotel amenities include a state of the art fitness center, full service in-room dining and valet parking.

Pinnacle Entertainment now operates four hotel properties that have earned the illustrious AAA Four Diamond distinction; L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Blackhawk, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles and Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs.

About L'Auberge Baton Rouge

L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is a $368-million premier southern facility located on 575 acres of land in Baton Rouge, La., off Nicholson Drive in East Baton Rouge Parish. L'Auberge captures the feel of a Southern river lodge and embraces Louisiana's rich cultural history, food, music and 'laissez les bon temps rouler' way of life. L'Auberge includes an expansive single-level, 74,000 square foot casino; nearly 1,500 slot machines; 50 table games, including a poker room; a 12-story hotel with 205 guest rooms, unique rooftop pool and state-of the-art fitness center overlooking the Mississippi River; four dining outlets; a unique casino nightclub with breathtaking views of the river; and 2,400 total parking spaces, including 800 in a covered parking garage.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 14 casinos, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Nevada. In addition, Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio, will open in May 2014. Pinnacle holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to responsible gaming.

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