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Mirage Lanai YouTube'd

By MikeE on Monday, 14th May 2012 2:14pm
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When I walked through The Villas at The Mirage a couple years ago before they began their excruciatingly slow renovation process, I was instantly taken aback when stepping into one of the smaller Lanais. Don't get me wrong - I'll take a proper Villa with that humungous yard any day, but if I were a comp conscious high roller on a solo bender, the Lanai would just be so... um... perfect.

It was nearly 1800 square feet but felt intimate, frilly but not like a museum where you'd be afraid to touch anything, and just ultra luxurious in the most casual way possible.

So after several months of sporadic checking, I at last came across a YouTube video worthy of the room itself.

First of all, props to the cameraman for showing us one of Vegas's top suites without being a total chode and telling us how baller he is. Also appreciated are the slow pans, smooth transitions, HD quality, and overall detail.

As for the room itself, besides the television, I don't think these things have received a refresh since they opened in '91, which is pretty remarkable. While outdated, they still look supremely clean and every bit as charming as the day Nick Papageorgio checked in.

But what really makes them awesome is that they aren't so much "themed" to be a tropical bungalow in the pre-MGM aesthetic of the resort, but that they ARE in almost every definition of the word outside thatched roofs and mosquito nets.

Here's hoping the inevitable renovation won't ruin a good thing.

Tagged: mirage   lanai   youtube   renovations   


Comments & Discussion:

I love these rooms, but I can't help but notice that they seem to be distantly related in layout to the top-level suites of the Bellagio Spa Tower. Hmm. Also, the Holiday Inn decor on steroids kinda makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

As of December when I toured the renovated Villa, the word on from the staff was that the only renovated unit would be that Villa for the time being, Lanais included.

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