Hard Rock International Unveils their Vision for the Mirage
The Las Vegas strip scenery may be changing soon as Hard Rock International Unveils their Vision for the Mirage. Yesterday, Hard Rock International gave new rendering of the hotel to the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). The new hotel will be in the shape of a guitar and is set to begin in late 2023.
According to Sportsbook Pay Per Head insiders, if they get the NGCB approval construction will begin in late 2023. During their presentation, HRI representatives said the hotel would be 36-story high and add 800-1,000 new rooms to the property. Furthermore, it will add 80,000 square feet of casino gaming floor. Thus, the new casino will be able to hold 1,164 more slot machines and 161 more table games.
In addition, it will have 83,000 square feet of conventional meeting space and nearly 3,000 theater seats three food outlets. While the cost of the renovation will be high, it will pay dividends back into Clark County and Nevada.
Gambling News outlets says HRI will receive an answer about the plans for the new hotel on December 22, 2023. This is the date that the Nevada Gaming Commission will have their next meeting to weigh in on the matter.
Hard Rock International Unveils their Vision for the Mirage with a Guitar-Shaped Hotel
It was last year that Hard Rock International made an agreement to purchase the Mirage Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The cost of purchasing the hotel from MGM Resort International was for $1.075 billion in cash. During the purchase announcement, they said the new hotel would be guitar-shaped, similar the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida.
Under the terms of the purchase, MGM gets to retain The Mirage name and brand for a maximum of three years. This is because they are licensing it to Hard Rock royalty-free during the transition. Therefore, Hard Rock International intends to operate The Mirage, as is, for 18 months.
During the construction and renovation phase of the hotel, the operations of the property will be hold. However, HRI said Mirage employees that they will be welcome back once the property opens again.
According to PricePerPlayer.com, this will be the first time a tribal entity will operate a casino on the Vegas Strip.