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Sayonara Revolution at Mirage

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Oct 2015
We've heard from insiders that the Beatles-themed Revolution Lounge at Mirage will be closing to make way for an entirely new dining/lounge concept. The space will be taken over by CliQue Hospitality, who will reportedly bring...

Tagged: mirage   revolution   clicque hospitality   andy masi   brian massie   shane monaco   ultralounge   bars   clicque   

Peekaboo: The Mirage Center Bar

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Sep 2015
We've been tracking the changes in process on Mirage casino floor that have come to be revealed as a new center bar. Now, thanks to super sleuthing VT reader Hillbilly, we've got a teeny tiny little...

Tagged: mirage   renovations   casino   bars   

Murren: "Mirage is not on the market."

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Aug 2015
Moments ago, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said on the quarterly earnings call. Mirage is not on the market. We don't put a for sale sign out. The last thing we would do is...

Tagged: mirage   rumors   sale   murren   

Siegfried & Roy Get A Facelift

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jul 2015
Famed "Masters of the Impossible" Siegfried and Roy are at it again - getting matching facelifts with their lions. Roy gets a little nip. Sieg gets a little tuck. Don't overdo it on the bronzer guys! ...

Tagged: siegfried   roy   montecore   facelift   mirage   

What Is Up With Mirage's Casino?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jun 2015
Hot on the heels of the rest of the work MGM Resorts International has done on the Mirage comes a complete rejiggering of the casino layout. If you've walked through recently you've certainly noticed...

Tagged: mirage   casino   renovations   

It's Like Bellagio On Acid

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Apr 2015
I have seen a cache of photos documenting the room renovations coming to Mandalay Bay later this year. These renovations will replace the number room renovations from the mid/late-aughts that replaced Mandalay Bay's original room...

Tagged: mandalay bay   bellagio   mirage   delano   hotel room   renovations   design   acid   

Tales From Vegas Starring Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jan 2015
How many times has this happened to you? Stop reading watch the video. Let this meeting of the Casino Pants Poopers Anonymous come to order. Hi, name is Chuck and it has been 8 years since I last...

Tagged: george brett   bellagio   mirage   poopinex   bills doody   

Cardboard Check Watch: Mirage Gives Away $30k

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jan 2015
Long time readers of VT will tell you that I LOOOOOVE giant cardboard checks. One of my life's dreams is to one day hold one of these things and have it appear in the...

Tagged: cardboard check watch   mirage   gambling   slot tournaments   

VegasGang #109 : Live from VT10

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 May 2014
On Episode #109 of the Vegas Gang Podcast live from VT10 at the Golden Gate Casino, Hunter ambushes Chuck with questions about VegasTripping's 10th birthday in an attempt to make him (me) cry in public...

Tagged: vegas gang   podcast   vt10   mirage   cromwell   sls   rob oseland   hunter   pigs   

For Sale: Mirage Villas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 19 Feb 2014
Here's something interesting, VT staffer Blackjacker1979 called our attention to an email blast he received straight from Mirage wherein they are directly marketing the Mirage Villas as a "book now" item. Granted Blackjacker1979 throws a...

Tagged: mirage   villas   

Mirage Goes 6:5

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Feb 2014
Last week, we told you the good news... Mirage's casino redesign is strikingly gorgeous. And now, the bad news... they've decimated blackjack odds. At the Mirage, all casino blackjack tables now pay 6 to 5...

Tagged: mirage   blackjack   casino   

The Mirage Casino Is All Shiny And New

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jan 2014
Calling all casino design nerds, let us rejoice and behold the new casino floor at Mirage! Wow! Like rivers of chocolate with pink veins carrying the energy of life. Aperiodic, tangly, luxurious... if Flamingo had extended...

Tagged: mirage   casino design   casino carpet   brains   

Mirage: Who's Your Daddy?

Posted by JohnH on 16 Jan 2014
Nearly every major casino in Las Vegas has its time in the sun. That magical time when all eyes and the zeitgeist are fixed on a single property. At first and apocryphally, it...

Tagged: mirage   editorial   

VegasEats: Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak at The Mirage

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 25 Nov 2013
Steakhouses, more than gambling, drinking, and general debauchery, are my Vegas kryptonite. To me there is no other way to start night at the tables than a Caesar salad, a glass of wine or four,...

Tagged: vegas eats   tom colicchio   heritage steak   mirage   dining   reviews   

Dan Lee Is The Man With The Plams

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Oct 2013
Late last week, The Palms abruptly changed management, sending post-Maloof property president Joe Magliarditi to the cleaners and appointing deposed Pinnacle Entertainment CEO Dan Lee in his spot. Magliarditi was the man responsible...

Tagged: palms   dan lee   rio   gold coast   steve wynn   pinnacle entertainment   mirage   loveman   

Renovated Mirage Villa #10 YouTubed

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Sep 2013
VT reader Rick got bumped up to one of the freshly renovated jobbies and my oh my... you gotta see it to believe it. My 2 brothers and I had a 3BR Villa booked at the...

Tagged: mirage   villas   youtube   

The Mirage Bellagio Switcheroo

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 17 Jul 2013
Expect to see some new sights and action on both the Bellagio and Mirage casino floors thanks to an internal transfer between properties. Banking on what the Mirage's continued high rankings amongst its players, their...

Tagged: mirage   bellagio   blackjack   renovations   

Mirage Opens Up The Villas

Posted by MikeE on 10 Apr 2013
I mean, *really* opens up. One of the last bastions of Roger Thomas-ness left under the canopy of MGM resorts - an area once sacred to all but those with six-figure credit lines - is now...

Tagged: mirage   villa   splooge   

Exclusive: Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak Interior Details

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Mar 2013
Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak at The Mirage is 2013's most anticipated restaurant opening in Las Vegas and we've got some exclusive details on what to expect from the interior of the restaurant. The word heritage implies...

Tagged: mirage   tom colicchio   heritage steak   interiors   dining   top chef   

Yahtzee: Mirage Launching New Brand Campaign

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Well, whattathink of that. After a few posts worth of conjecture on our part, The Mirage has outed the information that they are renovating their brand in addition to their casino floor. I wonder if...

Tagged: mirage   branding      

Plot Thickening Dept: Mirage Fires Ad Agency

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Feb 2013
When Felix Rappaport - a long time MGM Resorts executive with multiple tours of duty at the helm of myriad Strip properties under his belt - abruptly resigned from his post as president of Mirage,...

Tagged: mirage   renovations   spitballin   

Mirage To Completely Renovate Casino Floor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Feb 2013
Buried at the bottom of a press release announcing the appointment of a new property president, Trevor Scherrer, the Mirage let it squeak out that they are planning a full renovation of the casino floor...

Tagged: mirage   renovations   

Mirage Testing New Casino Carpet

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jan 2013
Not to be outdone by... everyone... The Mirage is getting into the new year / new carpet swing by testing out a small section of new pile on their casino floor. Check it. From afar,...

Tagged: mirage   casino carpet   

Mirage To Block Volcano View With Advertisements

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Dec 2012
Straight from the "bad idea that some young turk with an MBA thought was a great idea" the Mirage has applied for permission to install a number of "decorative light poles" every 80 feet along...

Tagged: mirage   signage   volcano   rant   

Ruffin Eyeballing Strip Properties

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Dec 2012
Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin appeared on local flasher Jon Ralston's reportage to discuss everybody's favorite subject - the Las Vegas casino industry. In the interview, Ruffin mentions that he has made multiple offers to MGM...

Tagged: phil ruffin   mirage   ballys   caesars   mgm   

The Fatwa Continues At Mirage

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Nov 2012
Calling all puppet-based entertainment fans, Terry Fator has signed an contract extension at the Mirage, providing enough oxygen for his Las Vegas career to last until 2016. Check out this photo of his new assistant/wife with...

Tagged: mirage   terry fator   showgirls   quantum teledildonics   

Shut Up And Take My M Life Card

Posted by JohnH on 12 Jul 2012
I love blackjack. I don't love it as much as Blackjacker1979 does, but I love me some blackjack. I love it so much that I've taken the time to read Beat the Dealer...

Tagged: rant   blackjack   comp clubs   pit boss   mirage   cosmo   wynn   mirage   bellagio   mlife   murren   

Mirage Lanai YouTube'd

Posted by MikeE on 14 May 2012
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...

Tagged: mirage   lanai   youtube   renovations   

Remember, Remember To Breathe?

Posted by JohnH on 2 May 2012
Resolved: All of us hated Aria's original advertising spot. It was vague, pretentious in an eye-rollingly obscene manner, and failed to impart the full force of what Aria was or could be to its...

Tagged: aria   mirage   advertising   

The Ultimate Hangover Cure

Posted by MikeE on 11 Apr 2012
In a city known for its excess, there's little that surprises me. Still, this might be one of the most excessive things I've ever seen. Yes, a bus specializing in curing your hangovers by poking you...

Tagged: booze   cosmopolitan   mirage   vimfp   

Mirage Ups Resort Fee To $25!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 14 Feb 2012
The Mirage has done you the favor of increasing their daily resort fee to $25 per night, a negative savings of $2.50 per day in your pocket. TWENTY FIVE BUCKS A NIGHT! The resort fee includes the...

Tagged: mirage   resort fee   

Peekaboo: 1OAK at Mirage

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Dec 2011
Eater LA has two renderings and a floor plan of the new 10AK nightclub coming to the Mirage in a week or so. Ta-daaaah! They knocked the walls down. Other than that, it looks...

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Pencil: Mirage Black Friday Sale

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Nov 2011
Mirage rolled out their Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale yesterday to try and drum up stays during the holidays with a vague offering of discounted rates. The question is, is it worth it to book...

Tagged: mirage   pencil   

Holy Piss, Fergie Debuts 10AK at Mirage!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Nov 2011
The new 10AK at Mirage is scheduled to debut on New Years Eve and after hearing about their scheduled celebrity host... I can hardly contain my excitement. Based on previous evidence, we expect that...

Tagged: celebutards   mirage   10ak   

Specialty Cocktails: The Party Pits of Food and Beverage

Posted by MikeE on 21 Nov 2011
You've seen it before. Old men and frat boys hiding boners under blackjack tables happily playing 6:5 odds because there are cage dancers behind the busty dealers. It's stupid, slightly embarrassing, but a huge revenue...

Tagged: booze   mirage   

Dear Vdara: Get Real

Posted by MikeE on 29 Sep 2011
Ahhh, so now you're offering comped limos, huh? It's something we still get excited over: the dude at the bottom of the escalators with a sign holding your name as you descend to ground level at...

Tagged: vdara   mirage   aria   bellagio   limousines   

Jet Jets

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Sep 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, an era has ended. Packed to the gills with a who's who of Las Vegas' most beautiful people, Mirage's famed nightclub Jet touched down for the last time. Bow your heads in...

Tagged: mirage   nightlife   jet   1oak   hyde lounge   

The New Mirage Villas

Posted by JohnH on 5 Sep 2011
About a year ago, we alerted you to the possibility that the last vestiges of Roger Thomas' work at the Mirage - its villas - might be on the verge of renovation. Well, over...

Tagged: mirage   villas   cagley tanner   renovations   

Mirage To Remodel All Restaurants, Kokomos First

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 May 2011
We've received word from a loyal tripper who eavesdropped on an open-air meeting at Mirage (we are everywhere) that Mirage is planning on renovating all of their restaurants and replacing them with "star chef" driven...

Tagged: mirage renovations 2012   

Larry King Brings Suspenders and Schtick To Mirage

Posted by JohnH on 3 May 2011
On December 16, 2010, the greatest living journalist* on this planet took his suspenders and jumped off the sinking ship that is CNN.** And where, pray tell, did he go? Hosting Divorce Court?...

Tagged: larry king   steve wynn   mirage   steam room fantasy   

BREAKING: Mirage Brings Back The Mermaids!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Apr 2011
The Mirage has brought back the mermaids whose ta-ta's greeted everyone who entered the property for about 18 years before being removed by MGM goons during the semi-recent renovations. Yay! Progress! What other historic Mirage-isms do...

Tagged: mirage   

Debunking Casino Tweet Boasting : Mirage

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 Mar 2011
Big thanks to Twitter for providing us with the joy of having our friends share pictures of their dinner in real time and our favorite brands the ability to market at us between our friends'...

Tagged: twitter   mirage   burgers   

New Feature Posted: The New Mirage Tower Suites Review

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Nov 2010
Just a note to those tuned into the RSS or Twitter feeds that we've posted a brand new feature article - a phenomenal review of the brand spankin' new Mirage Tower Suites by resident VT...

Tagged: mirage   suites   room review   

Price Drop On The Villas at Mirage!

Posted by MikeE on 16 Nov 2010
Get out your credit cards! Book before it's too late! The Mirage has dropped the price on their legendary Villas and Lanais by $500-$1000 across the board! $500-$1000!! That means that if you jump on...

Tagged: mirage   villas   

Mirage Gets Cougarlicious

Posted by JohnH on 2 Nov 2010
The Mirage has long been at the forefront of providing the world with an interaction between humans and the world's most exotic wildlife, starting with those sexy white tigers. For nearly twenty years, tourists from around...

Tagged: slot machines   cougarlicious   mirage   

Mirage: We're Including the Crap You've Always Wanted to Steal!

Posted by MikeE on 15 Oct 2010
A "no duh" moment for sure. I've complained numerous times about the lack of creativity in hotel packages. Dinner and a room for a set price is not appealing. I can do the math and...

Tagged: mirage   deals   true love   

Pencil: Myth Busting The Booking Window

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2010
In case you didn't know, real time hotel room pricing really fascinates me. I've often wondered if it was possible to detect pricing trends using published hotel rates for statistical basis. Specifically,...

Tagged: pencil   flamingo   caesars palace   wynn   bellagio   aria   mirage   room rates   

Bargain? Mirage $800/nt

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2010
Time to break out the tinfoil construction hats... Aria has sold out one night in October and the Mirage is charging $800/night on the night of the Vegas Podcast-A-Palooza. No, it ain't a typo... unless the...

Tagged: mirage   resort fees   

The Pencil: Fall Las Vegas Room Rate Study

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Oct 2010
So, with the arrival of summer fall now is as good a time as any to take a 500 foot view hotel rates trends over the coming two months. For the purpose of this...

Tagged: pencil   room rates   wynn   bellagio   aria   caesars palace   flamingo   venetian   mirage   

Mirage Now Offering Skylofts Lite

Posted by MikeE on 3 Sep 2010
If shady mortgage practices, a booming Dow, and low unemployment were still a staple of today's economy, I'm convinced that the top floors of every MGM property would be akin to Skylofts by now. In...

Tagged: mirage   skylofts   hotel32   suites   

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