Established In: 1989
Former Names: None
Owner: MGM Resorts International
Number of Rooms: 3,044
Location: Las Vegas Boulevard, across from Venetian
Some names are synonymous with Las Vegas. Bellagio, MGM Grand, Golden Nugget are among a few very recognizable names. Maybe the most known at least for the last three decades is Mirage, which has been a fixture on the Strip since the late 1980s. The iconic hotel and casino have always been a showcase for entertainment, and with a couple of renovations in the last decade, the hotel shines brighter than ever in the Las Vegas sky.
A brief history of Mirage
Mirage was the brainchild of Las Vegas development legend Steve Wynn, and when he set out to build the hotel in the late 1980s, he wanted this to be the megaresort that everyone would look to for entertainment. Before Mirage, there were some very nice properties, but it is highly regarded as the resort that changed the face of the Las Vegas Strip forever. The gold-tinted windows are viewable from miles away when the sun shines on them just right, and the iconic sign outside is one of the largest in Las Vegas.
The hotel was a huge success when it first opened in 1989, and in 1990 they took entertainment to the next level with the introduction of the Sigfried and Roy lion show, which would run continuously from 13 years until the injuries suffered by Roy Horn would close the show in 2003. Since then, the 1,500 seat theater has hosted some of the top acts in entertainment, keeping guests thrilled during their stay at the hotel.
Gaming at Mirage
While entertainment was definitely the main theme of Mirage, it is still a casino first and foremost. The casino floor at Mirage is a whopping 100,000 square feet, and the Polynesian themed casino gives people the feeling that they are gaming in the tropics!
The casino floor hosts over 2,300 slots along with 135 gaming tables, which makes it a gambler’s dream! There is always going to be a seat available for you somewhere in a casino that offers this much action. Mirage also has a large poker room where up to 20 tables can be running at any given time. Daily tournaments and cash games are on the docket here, with some major poker festivals also held throughout the year. Finally, there is a massive sportsbook with lots of seating and a great bar if you want to settle in to watch your favorite team cover the spread.
Top 3 Suites at Mirage
When the Mirage was built, the top five floors of the hotel were reserved for high-roller suites. Today, there are still some incredible suites that you can choose from if you want to get the feeling of being pampered at every turn.
Three Bedroom Vill
Aside from the towers themselves, baller guests can book one of the handful of villas on the property at Mirage. The largest of these has three bedrooms and over 8,500 square feet of space to entertain. This suite leaves nothing to spare, and you will see that from the separate entrances, these villas offer guests. You can get whatever you need from 24-hour concierges and chefs, and relax at your very own backyard pool that comes with your villa. This is truly a decadent way to enjoy your time at Mirage.
Two Bedroom Penthouse
If you want a place to stay, entertain, and take a look at the incredible Las Vegas skyline at night, then this suite is perfect for you. With a spacious living and dining area featuring a full wet bar, and two private bedrooms each with full bathrooms, this is a great sport to get ready for a night on the town or to have a nightcap after the evening is done.
If you need a suite for entertaining or for business meetings, this modern design is perfect for you. The 1,600 square foot suite comes complete with a living and dining area that can also be used as a conference table, as well as a wet bar. There is a partial bathroom in the living area, so the bedrooms can remain private.
Top 3 Dining Options at Mirage
Not only is Mirage the home to incredible entertainment, but if you are looking for a fantastic meal, then you have a lot of choices! Here are some highlights:
Asian sharing plates are the kind of food you are going to find at this award-winning restaurant. From the freshest sushi to a plate of rare Wagyu beef, your taste buds are going to be exploding with flavor when you are don’t your meal at Otoro.
There are two steakhouses in Mirage (of course there are!), and we are focused on Stack because it is the traditional American steakhouse. Grab a great bottle of wine, pick a piece of meat from an amazing selection, and wait for it to be served cooked to your liking with the traditional sides. This can be a heavy meal, so be prepared to have a rest after you eat!
The casual vibe of this Italian restaurant doesn’t mean you are skimping on the quality of the food! This spot is perfect for a light meal of pizza and pasta along with some seafood favorites that will have you dreaming of the Amalfi Coast. Make sure you take advantage of the freshly-made limoncello always available from the freezer.
The One Thing You Can’t Miss at Mirage
We are going to split this up into two parts – daytime and nighttime. During the day, you need to check out the Sigfried and Roy Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Even though their show is closed, the animals are still taken care of as though they are stars. At night, you cannot go wrong with Cirque du Soleil, and at Mirage, you get the added bonus of the music of The Beatles as the background for the show! “Love” is a spectacle of sight and sound and will have you singing along as you watch the incredible displays of artistry from the performers. This will make for a very busy but very enjoyable stay at the Mirage!