The Mirage Hotel & Casino Closes on July 17th and Gears Up for Hard Rock Transformation

by Anthony Losanno
Mirage Las Vegas

Advertiser Disclosure: The Bulkhead Seat earns an affiliate commission for anyone approved through the links below. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. We work to provide the best publicly available offers to our readers. We frequently update them, but this site does not include all available offers.

The Mirage Hotel & Casino is getting ready to close. July 17th will be its last day of operation as it will be rebranded as a Hard Rock property complete with a giant guitar tower measuring 660 feet.

It’s sad to see yet another Las Vegas property reinventing itself with a new name, theme, and experience. The Mirage Hotel & Casino has been open for 34 years. The 80-acre property was home to Siegfried & Roy, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, and the iconic Mirage Volcano. It also housed dolphins, gardens, and lots of memories.

When construction is complete in 2027, a 66-foot-tall guitar shaped tower will be the property’s draw. Similar to the one in Fort Lauderdale, the tower will become a draw along the Las Vegas Strip. The property was purchased from MGM Resorts in 2022 and its rebranding to a Hard Rock hotel was announced shortly thereafter. This is the second longstanding resort to close this year as the Tropicana Las Vegas was shuttered after 67 years. A baseball stadium will be built in its place (a bad idea in my opinion).

I fondly remember playing BlackJack here late at night with a Japanese businessman who was completely wasted. He didn’t know how to play and I tried to help him. He didn’t listen and lost around $200,000 in short order. The dealer and I shook our heads as he did things like splitting a pair of kings with the dealer showing a seven and doubling down on a pair of threes with the dealer’s face card being a Queen.

Anthony’s Take: The one thing that remains the same in Las Vegas is change and construction. Sin City will always reinvent itself, but it’s sad to say goodbye to iconic resorts that have dotted the Strip for decades. Thanks for the memories, Mirage.

(Featured Image Credit: Hard Rock Casino.)

User Generated Content Disclosure: The Bulkhead Seat encourages constructive discussions, comments, and questions. Responses are not provided by or commissioned by any bank advertisers. These responses have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the responsibility of the bank advertiser to respond to comments.

Leave a Comment

Related Articles