Clark County Commissioners to vote on Mirage renovation plan on March 22, 2023
The fate of project about substituting The Mirage Casino Resort’s unique volcanic attraction with a guitar-shaped hotel tower will be determined later this month as Clark County Commissioners will hold a formal vote on March 22, 2023.
Hard Rock International (HRI) has proposed to build a 600-room high-rise tower at the already sprawling gambling-friendly property. HRI explained that it intends to restore the existing 3,044-room hotel-casino as well as build a guitar-shaped tower off Las Vegas Boulevard. The plan is part of the company’s intention to officially transform The Mirage into an HRI-branded property.
Project representative Jennifer Lazovich, an attorney from law firm Kaempfer Crowell, described the musical instrument-shaped project as a would-be masterpiece of engineering.
Speaking on the topic, Lazovich said, “The musical instrument-shaped project will be an engineering masterpiece. At 660 feet tall, the high-rise is designed to resemble back-to-back guitars with brightly lit strings and would feature floor-to-ceiling glass panes. It will forever change the skyline of the Strip.”
The plan to build a guitar-shaped tower at The Mirage Casino Resort was first announced in late 2021, when the acquisition of the property by HRI was first officially disclosed. HRI purchased The Mirage from MGM Resorts International in December 2021 for $1.08 billion in cash. The addition of the venue to the company’s portfolio is expected to strengthen its position in the highly competitive casino business on Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Mirage was founded and launched by casino developer Steve Wynn in 1989. It was the Las Vegas Strip’s first modern mega-resort, and it took no time to attract large crowds of gambling and hospitality enthusiasts from near and far.
The unique volcano at the site has been delighting visitors for a long time, which is why many people are opposing HRI’s plan of building a 600-room high-rise tower in place of the artificial volcano.
A campaign, titled “Save the Mirage’s volcano” had collected nearly 8,800 signatures by early this week. Opponents of the proposed change continue to argue that the Volcano has been a sight of delight from the day one. Thus, fate of the volcano remains unknown.
Florida-based HRI, which is owned and operated by the federally-recognized Seminole Indian tribe, is responsible for a number of casino resorts, including Biloxi Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento At Fire Mountain, Cincinnati Hard Rock Casino, and Sioux City Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.