Actual gold dust was used in the production of the Mirage Las Vegas, and because of these enhancements the hotel was considered the most expensive hotel-casino in history. The 3,044 room hotel is located on “The Strip” in Paradise, Nevada. The Mirage hotel is known for stunning leisure and entertainment that tourists and gamblers should not miss in their stay in the subtropical, desert city. The opening of “The Mirage” in 1989 redeemed the troubled Vegas resorts. Steve Wynn set a new standard in the design of the hotel & casino, which breathed new life to the SinCity.
Even if the Mirage Las Vegas is considered the father of most of the other hotel and casinos in the Strip, it remains one of the area’s top attractions for gamblers and tourists alike. Its popular and fresh facilities are equally appealing to various visitors and some of them are:
- The 16 x 2.4 m aquarium which holds about 1000 species of aquatic life.
- Rainforest flowers, palm tress, and water features that give a refreshing look to the atrium.
- An artificial volcano that erupts every night emitting steam that smells like piña colada instead of the foul smell of burning gas.
- Theatrical production of Cirque du Soleil and performances fromAmerica’s Got Talent’s Terry Fator.
- Get rid of inhibitions and lounge near the pool where hotel guests can go about their business topless for $10-20 (although mainly being promoted for women).
- Room reservations on more than 3,000 units depending on one’s budget and preference.
There is also the Bell Desk assistance for half-day trips to famous landmarks in the surrounding area like the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, and Hoover Dam. Front desk reservations for excursions to other scenic spots can also be made, as well as seeing the sight above through the air tours within the city and other areas. Other scopes of the Bell Desk assistance are for dry cleaning, luggage, and car rental information.
The Mirage Las Vegas can satisfy not only those who love slot machines and gambling, but those who are looking for wholesome entertainment. For hotel guests who only want to drop by for a dinner and show, they can watch “Love”, which is a production by Cirque du Soleil that has won a number of Grammy awards. It promises to give a powerful and intimate entertainment experience. Bring the whole family when the stage is converted to Fator family’s living room. In here, Terry and his puppets will give hotel guests an unforgettable Christmas show.
Entrepreneurs and business executives on vacation have access to a 2-hour kiosk that has PC workstation and laptop ports. Hotel guests can check their e-mails, print documents, or just surf the web. There are also copying services for printing and courier services for inbound and outbound packages. At $60 every hour, private mini-suites can be rented which have broadband internet connection for laptops. There are also IBM-compatible computers and speaker phone for conference calls.
At the Mirage Dolphin Habitat, you can have the once in a lifetime experience of being a dolphin “Trainer for a Day”. You will have the chance to be with a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Enjoy the experience of training, caring, and swimming with them plus all other exciting part of the package like provision of gear, souvenir items, and certificate of program completion.
Professional gamers and people who only play for fun will enjoy playing their favorite games in the casino with a tropical paradise background setting. There semi-private gaming areas at the high limit lounge. Non-smoking and smoking table games are available for games like baccarat, roulette, blackjack, and a lot more. You can either play hundreds of options on the slot machines, or try the state-of-the-art Mirage Race and Sports Book.
People who have stayed in the Mirage Las Vegas were impressed with the professionalism of the hotel staff. On the contrary, there are previous hotel guests that were not pleased with the resort fee. They find them to be a bit expensive, especially for group reservations. There was a certain review which stated they were disappointed with the cleanliness of their room, as well as the noisy guests in the elevator and the hall. They also added that hotel rates are overpriced for the type of service and facilities.
Most travelers and tourists who checked in at the Mirage agreed that it is on of of the most awesome places to stay in Las Vegas. They keep coming back to the place because of the world class amenities and the respectful staff, as well. Some have commented that they have been to the Mirage for the 25th time and they always look forward to coming back.
It was clear that the Mirage had always been a trend-setter, especially when it revived the interest for Las Vegas in its opening, in the 1980s. More than two decades have passed, but it continued to compete with the more sophisticated and high class hotels in the area. Operators of the hotel did a great job of keeping the Mirage hotel at a par with the best in Sin City. They got the right formula by continuously reinventing the hotel.