Las Vegas Landmark Transforms: Mirage to Make Way for Hard Rock Hotel with a Guitar Twist

Las Vegas is waving goode to a beloved icon and welcoming a music-themed future. The Mirage Hotel & Casino, a cornerstone of the Strip for over three decades, will be shuttering its doors in mid-July 2024. But fret not, Vegas enthusiasts, this isn’t the end, it’s a dramatic transformation.

The new owner, Hard Rock International, plans a complete overhaul. The Mirage will be reborn as the “Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas.” The centerpiece? A nearly 700-foot-tall, guitar-shaped hotel tower, mirroring their Florida property’s design. This ambitious project is slated for completion in 2027

The Mirage’s closure marks the end of an era. Opened in 1989, it was one of the first megaresorts to redefine Las Vegas tourism. Its lush tropical atmosphere, erupting volcano, and popular Cirque du Soleil shows like “LOVE” The Beatles will be missed many.

However, the Hard Rock promises a dynamic future. Expect a rock and roll-infused entertainment experience alongside luxury amenities and, of course, the signature Hard Rock Cafe dining experience.

This isn’t the only recent Las Vegas transformation. Earlier this year, the Tropicana Las Vegas closed its doors to make way for a new ballpark for the Oakland Athletics baseball team.

Las Vegas remains a place where visitors can experience the nostalgia of classic casinos alongside the ever-evolving world of entertainment and hospitality. With the Hard Rock poised to become a new landmark, Vegas looks set to keep the music alive.