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The Mirage, the hotel that introduced the concept of a destination resort to the Las Vegas Strip in 1989, maintains its preeminent position in what has become an increasingly competitive tourism market. While introducing contemporary amenities designed to retain the resort’s leading-edge position, The Mirage has sustained the exceptional service standards and serene tropical atmosphere that have distinguished it as a AAA Four Diamond paradise.
Visitors are immersed in a tropical paradise as they follow the palm-tree-lined drive and walkways leading from Las Vegas Boulevard – "The Strip" – to the doors of The Mirage. Spanning the front of the resort is a tranquil lagoon, home to The Volcano, the renowned icon of The Mirage since its opening in 1989. Having undergone a complete overhaul in 2008, the redesigned Volcano offers an all-new audio/visual spectacle with never-before-seen fire effects. An exclusive percussive soundtrack written and performed by Grateful Dead drummer and Grammy-award winning artist Mickey Hart and his partner, international superstar Zakir Hussain, punctuates the fiery eruption. Audiences will be wowed by this exhilarating signature attraction which provides a wonderful prologue to all of the energy and excitement offered at The Mirage.
Once inside The Mirage, guests are instantly surrounded by the extraordinary visual experience of a lush and verdant indoor atrium. Palm trees tower above waterfalls and pools, which meander through a forest of rich tropical flora including banana trees, elephant ears and tropical orchids. Woven into the towering palms and waterscape of cascading falls is an artist's palette of beautifully colored, delicately arranged tropical flowers covered in natural sunlight and nourished by a computerized misting system.
Already one of the most elaborate and technically advanced in the world, The Mirage aquarium recently underwent a renovation. New, brighter artificial corals evoke the exotic beauty of such tropical locales as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, while the addition of hundreds of new sea creatures provides a rare glimpse into the aquatic wonders of our planet. Top aquarium design experts, noted for their work at such distinguished facilities as California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium and The National Aquarium in Baltimore, collaborated to enhance the display. The aquarium’s filtration and life support systems also were replaced improving visibility and monitoring. Nearly 1,000 marine life forms now comprise a thriving undersea community housed within the 20,000-gallon display behind the front desk.
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment experience. Drawn from the poetry of The Beatles’ lyrics, LOVE explores the content of the songs within a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people. The international cast of 60 channels a raw, youthful energy underscored by aerial performance, extreme sports and urban, freestyle dance. LOVE is presented in a custom-built theatre at The Mirage featuring 360˚ seating and advanced high-definition video projections with 100-foot digital, moving images. The Meyer Sound panoramic surround sound system envelops audiences and allows them to experience The Beatles music like never before.
Terry Fator: Ventriloquism in Concert – Celebrity impressionist, singer, comedian and ventriloquist Terry Fator performs in the 1,265-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage. Fator won America’s heart in 2007 when he was chosen as the $1 million winner on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Combining the art of ventriloquism with singing celebrity impressions, Fator and his puppets including Walter T. Airdale, Emma Taylor and Winston the Impersonating Turtle, effortlessly perform the singing styles of an eclectic group of stars including Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Elvis, Garth Brooks, James Blunt and Gnarls Barkley.
Specialty Restaurants at The Mirage
Other unique moments of The Mirage experience are provided in several of its fine-dining restaurants.
Japonais – The marriage of modern day Japan with old-style European elegance, this Chicago concept is the brainchild of designer Jeffrey Beers, restaurateurs Miae Lim and Rick Wahlstedt, and Chefs Jun Ichikawa and Gene Kato. The restaurant’s distinctive approach to progressive Japanese cuisine seamlessly fuses innovative presentations, flavors and ingredient pairings within each selection.
STACK Restaurant & Bar – A favorite of celebrities, The Light Group presents this return to fun, approachable American cuisine. Chef Brian Massie focuses on simply grilled top-quality fish, meat and poultry highlighted by menu items such as Adult Tater Tots and jelly-filled donut-holes. The space was conceived by Graft Lab to create a warm and welcoming environment within a vibrant design.
Fin – A high-end Chinese restaurant, Fin features authentic Chinese dishes with a contemporary flair. Creating an edgy yet elegant design, award-winning design firm Yabu Pushelberg weaved traditional Chinese themes into the innovative décor. The restaurant showcases a spectacular water feature gracing one end of the room while the main dining room is divided by floating translucent spheres hanging strategically in sheets from the ceiling. The spheres provide privacy amongst and between the tables in the open yet intimate dining room.
Onda Ristorante – Featuring the classic regional dishes of Italy as well as American cuisine, the menu promises a variety of flavors and colors from its featured homemade pasta, breads, fresh seafood and meats. The sophisticated ambiance is simple, yet elegant; the cuisine is unforgettable.
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse – A spirited atmosphere complements the Brazilian Rodizio cuisine of this steakhouse. Diners may choose from a variety of skewered, rotisserie meats carved tableside for a delicious and entertaining dining experience. Served with every meal are traditional side dishes including black beans, rice and plantains.
Casual Dining at The Mirage
The Mirage also provides guests with relaxed, informal dining.
BLT Burger (Bistro Laurent Tourondel) – BLT Burger’s hip and casual setting, designed by Rockwell Group, features a neutral color palette accented with red brick, golden upholstery and plenty of wood. Rock ‘n’ roll music pulses throughout the restaurant, creating an energetic environment for lunch, dinner or a late-night bite. Menu items include burgers of traditional 100 percent beef as well as lamb and Atlantic salmon, accompanied by five varieties of fries, classic shakes and ice cream floats.
Carnegie Deli – Deli fanatics can sample New York City’s finest home-cured pastrami and corned beef without wrestling the congestion of Times Square. Carnegie Deli, a New York City culinary institution since 1937, offers the energy and tradition of its flagship Manhattan branch but with a fresh look created by internationally acclaimed designer Adam Tihany. The menu includes the legendary towering sandwiches, delectable blintzes and mouth-watering cream pies.
Cravings – A contemporary and innovative interior by renowned designer Adam Tihany transforms the room into a culinary journey, taking guests through an array of dining experiences. Similar to an international bazaar or market, diners can meander through a street-like setting, making their selections and discovering compelling temptations. Eleven live-action stations represent a different culinary region or cooking style including Latin, sushi, Italian, rotisserie, Asian and pastry.
California Pizza Kitchen – Featuring CPK’s wood-fired gourmet pizza along with salads, sandwiches, pastas and more, California Pizza Kitchen is conveniently located adjacent to the Race & Sports Book.
Blizz Frozen Yogurt – When a sweet tooth beckons, Blizz Frozen Yogurt will satiate the craving. Guests can craft their own masterpiece starting with a variety of flavored yogurts and add any of a large selection of toppings. Fresh fruits and berries, nuts, hot fudge, warm pie fillings and brownie bites are just some of the tempting options. Calorie-conscious guests will appreciate that almost all the delicious flavors offered at Blizz are non-fat. In addition to frozen yogurt, Blizz offers smoothies, waffles, frappés, shakes and crêpes.
Paradise Café – This charming outdoor café, which provides a scenic view of the pool, offers full breakfast selections, lavish lunch options, alluring snacks and exotic drinks. The café’s soft rattan seating, custom glass-panel art and painted umbrellas in soothing shades of blue make it the perfect place to take a break from swimming or sunning. Paradise Café is open seasonally, exclusively for hotel guests.
The Roasted Bean – Indulge in a coffee delight or a scrumptious snack at The Roasted Bean. The coffee bistro features an assortment of coffee specialties and freshly baked cakes, French pastries, quiches and sandwiches.
Starbuck’s – The popular coffeehouse serves up gourmet coffee beverages and light snacks for those on the go.
Additionally, The Mirage offers 24-hour room service.
Nightclubs, Lounges and Bars (Ages 21 and older)
1 OAK Las Vegas – 1 OAK Las Vegas marks the first-ever partnership with The Light Group and New York’s preeminent lifestyle and hospitality company The Butter Group. 1 OAK is the embodiment of sophistication, world-class service and ultimate nightlife innovation. The 16,000-square-foot venue provides a visually stunning environment encompassing two separate rooms, each housing its own bar and DJ booth, with each room standing on its own as an independent venue through individual audio-visual capabilities. Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting by Avalon Sound and original works of art created by world-renowned artist Roy Nachum, 1 OAK Las Vegas offers a one-of-a-kind nightlife experience.
King Ink – Celebrity tattoo artist Mario Barth brings cutting-edge tattoo fashion and lifestyle to Las Vegas with King Ink. Guests can enjoy a high-tech interactive lounge and hot spot nightly as well as relax and sip champagne on the outdoor patio. King Ink is a unique venue capturing elegance and artistry with a rock ‘n’ roll flair through marble flooring, lavish fabrics and extravagant chandeliers – all of which are fit for a king. King Ink is located next to the North Valet doors.
RHUMBAR – A casual lounge with outdoor patio featuring views of the famed Las Vegas Strip, RHUMBAR brings the cool mood of the Caribbean to sizzling Sin City. Inspired by a minty mojito on a white beach overlooking a teal ocean, the design-centric concept encompasses 2,000 square feet and accommodates up to 100 guests. Like the sand on a Caribbean beach, white is the prevailing color at RHUMBAR, with touches of cool greens throughout. Abstract white mint leaves adorn the 20-foot-tall glass walls, luring the thousands of people walking by to take a peek inside. Stylish servers and bartenders offer up an array of specialty rum cocktails, along with daiquiris and other classic libations. RHUMBAR also features a humidor with an impressive cigar selection.
The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge – Inspired by the spirit of The Beatles and created by Cirque du Soleil, The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge is revolutionary in design and atmosphere. The lounge features cutting-edge, interactive experiences creating a psychedelic sensory environment and a contemporary interpretation of The Beatles’ era. Each night is an evolutionary journey, where both the music and interior transform, resulting in an eclectic nightlife adventure at The Mirage. The Abbey Road Bar, located just in front of the lounge, is a full-service bar that reflects the REVOLUTION experience.
Onda Wine Lounge – This Italian-inspired lounge features a large selection of wines available by the glass, bottle or individual flights. Guests also may choose from an assortment of artisan cheeses and meats to accompany their wine. Wines are available by the case and can be shipped anywhere.
Set amidst a lush, tropical décor, The Mirage casino is an elegant yet comfortable oasis. Offering a variety of slots, video poker, table games, a 30-table Poker Room and an ultra-comfortable Race & Sports Book, The Mirage casino has something for everyone.
The High Limit Lounge and Baccarat areas offer three separate semi-private gaming rooms, as well as buffet and dining rooms, featuring a design that brings together unique finishes and textures such as bronze, stainless steel, wood and glass.
Renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, whose works have been exhibited in every major museum in the world, was commissioned to enhance the contemporary look with his distinctive pieces.
Steps away guests find the High Limit Slot area. Designed with inviting, contemporary, earth tones, the area has a private buffet and lounge.
The Spa & Salon at The Mirage
Welcoming guests with a calming ambiance, The Spa at The Mirage offers a menu of indulgent services featuring botanical elements meant to revive and rejuvenate.
Treatments include the Signature Birch Detoxifying Wrap which hydrates skin while boosting the immune system, and the Pear and Apple Facial and Body Treatment which uses a pear and apple polish, rich in antioxidants, to soothe and nourish dull, dry skin.
A unique co-ed area offers comfortable seating under the canopy of a birch forest while a dramatic new entry invites guests to explore a world of beauty. The upscale boutique offers spa and salon products, specialty apparel and unusual accessories and gifts.
The Salon at The Mirage offers the latest in hair trends and treatments as well as manicures, pedicures, hair extensions and personalized makeup services.
The Pool and Cabanas
The Mirage’s lush tropical pool area includes two saltwater pools and two whirlpools surrounded by waterfalls, private cabanas and an outdoor café. Swirls of texture and color are found throughout the flourishing landscape via a variety of foliage in shades of fire – deep reds, yellows, hot pinks and oranges. From the enhanced sound and lighting systems to the beautiful stamped concrete pattern of natural stone and bronze-colored sailcloth mesh lounge chairs, guests of The Mirage can relax in this luxurious oasis.
Private cabanas around the pool feature flat-screen televisions, Bose Wave Radios, phones, safes and exquisitely designed teak lounge chairs. These cabanas offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the sun or the shade, to have privacy or to socialize. Guests in need of a quick bite can visit the Paradise Café or for a cool drink, the Dolphin Bar.
Bare Pool Lounge
Bare Pool Lounge offers an exclusive adult alternative to the typical Las Vegas pool experience. With its distinctive European-style ambiance and ultra VIP service, Bare is ideal for those wanting to relax, kick-back and socialize or turn up the music and heat up the day. Bare caters to adults 21 years of age and older. Hours are seasonal.
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
The Mirage is further distinguished from all other hotels in the world by its animal habitats, built both for educational programs and public enjoyment.
The Secret Garden is home to the White Lions of Timbavati, The Royal White Tigers of Nevada, both Black and Spotted Leopards, as well as heterozygous Golden Tigers that carry the gene for the white coloration.
The Secret Garden welcomed its newest residents, Mohan and Majestic, in August 2010. The sibling brothers are part of Siegfried and Roy’s breeding program and were brought to the Secret Garden in an effort to support their never-ending quest of conservation. Mohan and Majestic are carriers of the rare recessive gene that is necessary to produce white offspring. Through the Secret Garden, Siegfried and Roy seek to increase public awareness of the plight of all endangered animals and to foster dialogue about the world’s rarest breeds.
The Dolphin Habitat serves as home for a family of bottlenose dolphins. The youngest dolphins, males K2 and MiraMar, were born in 2011. These delightful dolphins charm visitors daily with their playful and adventurous antics. Although guests enjoy watching the mammals as they frolic in the water, the facility’s primary purpose is for educational programs. A complete curriculum has been prepared with the Clark County School District to educate elementary through university students on the wonder of marine mammals.
Additionally, The Mirage offers the experience of a lifetime for those who love dolphins. The Trainer for a Day program provides guests with the unforgettable experience of working alongside animal experts in the daily care and training of dolphins. Up to four people each day can experience this unique opportunity.
Guest Rooms, Suites, Lanais and Villas
The Mirage offers exquisite AAA Four Diamond accommodations that provide the utmost in comfort and convenience to leisure and business travelers alike.
Striking decor and dynamic designs welcome guests with a comfortable home away from home. From luxury amenities to modern furnishings, the resort’s 2,765 Deluxe and Tower Deluxe accommodations reflect an ambiance of contemporary upscale living. A multi-sensory design features a neutral color palette accented with vibrant pops of color, cool metals and warm woods. Attention to detail is apparent throughout with a special focus on comfort and ergonomic design. Each room features a pillow-top mattress, down comforter, feather pillows, cotton robes, 42-inch LCD television, iPod/MP3-compatible clock-radio, cordless phone and office chairs designed to provide maximum support and flexibility.
For the business traveler, all rooms feature a desk and desk lamp, two phones with dual phone lines and high-speed Internet access. Tucked away are irons, ironing boards, private in-room safes and hair dryers to provide added convenience. Rooms equipped for the handicapped and non-smoking floors are available upon request.
The resort’s indulgent suites – Petite, Hospitality, Tower and Penthouse – also reflect a modern residential feel with clean lines, vivid color palettes and upgraded amenities ranging from his and her baths and wet bars to separate living and dining areas.
In addition, The Mirage features six opulent Lanais, each with a private garden and pool, plus eight extraordinary two-and three-bedroom private Villas.
Shopping at The Mirage
The Mirage offers a wide array of items including unique gifts, logo apparel, men’s and women’s fashions, swimwear and a stunning collection of jewelry and fine watches. As guests stroll among the many boutiques at The Mirage they will discover endless shopping opportunities including the first-ever Kardashian Khaos, a celebrity lifestyle boutique featuring products the Kardashian family owns, represents and endorses coupled with exclusive Las Vegas souvenir items; Paradiso, featuring designer women’s fashions; OPTICA, with luxury eyewear from iconic designers including Gucci and Dior; the LOVE Boutique featuring fashion and souvenir apparel, accessories and gifts inspired by The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil; The Terry Fator Kiosk, offering exclusive branded merchandise and selection of keepsake items including Fator’s candid autobiography “Who’s the Dummy Now?”; The Watch Boutique with jewelry and accessories for him and her; The Art of Music with a wide variety of contemporary and vintage memorabilia from television, movies, music and sports; Sugar Factory, offering Signature Series Couture Lollipops and other specialty confections; and Impulse, offering Mirage logo items, resort wear and sundries.
Meeting and Convention Facilities
Conveniently located on the ground floor, The Mirage meeting and convention facilities offer exceptional comfort and flexibility, accommodating the most intimate of dinners or lavish banquets. The convention complex offers 27 meeting rooms including an executive boardroom featuring advanced communication technology.
The 90,000-square-foot Mirage Events Center offers the flexibility to create ballrooms of 10,000, 30,000 or 60,000 square feet. Multiple freight doors, loading docks and a 30-foot ceiling make the center ideal for trade shows, entertainment productions and elegant food and beverage occasions for groups up to 8,650 people.
The Mirage Events Center is located adjacent to the 40,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and creates a convention complex of more than 170,000 square feet.
Unique outdoor venues for special events at The Mirage include The Volcano, Bare Pool Lounge and Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat where guests may relax and socialize under the stars, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature while just steps away from some of the rarest animals on the planet.
Weddings at The Mirage
Couples in search of a dramatic setting in which to say “I do” are invited to wed amidst the lush tropical beauty of The Mirage. Three distinct wedding packages – “Simply Elegant,” “Exotic Delights” and “The Sophisticate” – offer romantic ceremonies in a stunning poolside location, in front of The Volcano, or within a private indoor venue. Priced at $2,300, $2,400 and $2,500 respectively, each package offers brides their choice of floral arrangements. An officiant, bouquet for the bride and boutonnière for the groom also are included. For the ideal reception bash to follow, the talented chefs of The Mirage are on hand to create delectable menus and divine wedding cakes.
M life, MGM Resorts International’s new premier lifestyle rewards program, has expanded beyond a players club and is available to all MGM Resorts guests, giving them the power to earn benefits for virtually every dollar spent at any of the 15 MGM Resorts’ world-renowned destinations in Las Vegas, Mississippi and Detroit. With preferred access, exclusive benefits, experiential rewards and personalized offers, M life leverages a collection of amenities no other resort group can provide. The 15 participating MGM Resorts destinations are ARIA, Bellagio, Vdara, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, and Excalibur in Las Vegas; Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi and MGM Grand Detroit.
M life's key features include Tier Levels (Sapphire, Pearl, Gold, Platinum and NOIR); Tier Benefits such as special hotel offers, pre-sale access to entertainment tickets, members-only events, priority reservations, and upgrades; and M life Moments, unique experiences with unprecedented access only available to M life members. M life offers other dynamic features such as mlife.com – a personalized website to track rewards, benefits and offers as well as plan and book itineraries across MGM Resorts’ portfolio of brands that can be shared with friends and family through social media networks. Preferred partnerships, such as Ameristar Casinos, Inc., the preeminent hospitality and lifestyle company – sbe, Avis Budget Group and Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, provide members additional value, access and offers throughout the country.
With just one card, M life members have access to all M life resorts, making it easy to stay, play and enjoy the M life. For more information, visit mlife.com or connect on Facebook or Twitter.
Located in the midst of the Nevada desert on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Shadow Creek has achieved national recognition and the kind of startling mystique reserved for only a select number of golf courses. The course, perennially ranked among Golf Digest’s Top 10 courses in the country, is known for its natural beauty, rolling terrain, glistening brooks and ponds, lush gardens and mature trees. Now it also is known as the home of the annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, one of celebrity golf’s most popular events, attracting such names as Roger Clemens, Wayne Gretzky, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hull, John Smoltz, Mario Lemieux, Julius Erving and Eddie Cibrian among many others.
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