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The Mirage in Las Vegas is closing, following an extended transition that began when Hard Rock International announced an agreement to purchase the hotel and casino in 2021. The property will will shutter its doors on July 17, 2024 to begin its transformation into the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas by 2027.
Mirage revealed the date on Wednesday, writing in a statement that “over the next two months we will bid farewell to this iconic and historic property and then we will commence an incredible transformation. We look forward to the beginning of an exciting journey into a new era as Hard Rock Las Vegas will ignite the Strip with entertainment, innovation, and world-class hospitality.”

Guests with room reservations or show tickets beyond July 14, 2024 will be automatically canceled and refunded. Guests booked through a third-party provider or online travel agency will automatically be canceled. The third-party provider should be contacted directly for rebooking availability or possible refunds.

As for casino workers, Hard Rock officials said the company will pay about $80 million in severance packages for eligible union and non-union employees remaining with the property through the end of operations.

The Mirage Welcomed Vegas Superstars

The Mirage was opened by Steve Wynn’s Golden Nugget Companies Inc. in 1989, Wynn’s first major casino on The Strip. Over the years, The Mirage played host to some iconic Vegas mainstays, including the Siegfried and Roy show in the 1990s, several Cirque du Soleil shows, the hotel’s iconic volcano and more.

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil is in its final weeks at the Mirage.

Cirque du Soleil has announced The Beatles LOVE show would end its run on July 6, 2024. At press time, no information was available about Shin Lim: LIMITLESSand Center Stage Comedy, two other resident shows.

According to previous announcements by Hard Rock executives, renovations including include adding 800 to 1,000 hotel rooms, renovating the existing rooms and suites, renovating the casino floor to include 1,800 slot machines and 200 table games, renovating and expanding event and meeting space, and adding nearly 3,000 theater seats.

Now, guests will only have a few weeks to say goodbye to the Mirage before the renovation starts. It is the second Vegas mainstay to shut its doors this year, following The Tropicana Las Vegas, which closed in April and is set for demolition by the end of 2024.

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