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Las Vegas' Mirage resort to close in July, reopen as Hard Rock in 2027

FILE - The Mirage Hotel and Casino is seen in Las Vegas, on May 3, 2018.
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FILE - The Mirage Hotel and Casino is seen in Las Vegas, on May 3, 2018.

The Mirage hotel-casino will close on July 17, 2024 to begin its transformation to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas.

The company announced the date in a press release this morning.

The new resort will feature a 700-ft. guitar shaped hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. The guitar will take the place of the property's famous volcano. The Beatles-themed Cirque du Soleil show, "Love," will close July 7.

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Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, thanked the community for 34 years of the Mirage, as well as the unions, community leaders and local government "for their support and fair negotiations over the past year," according to the news release.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3,300 hotel employees will be laid off, including 140 day one employees.

The property is expected to reopen in May 2027.

The Culinary Union, which represents 1,700 employees at the property, released a statement on the closure, which read in part:

Culinary Union members at The Mirage have a strong union contract, ensuring that workers are protected, even as the property closes its doors entirely for 3 years from July 2024 - May 2027.


Late last year, the Culinary Union negotiated for and won redevelopment and closure language to ensure workers have the option to choose either a service recognition bonus of $2,000 for every year of service, plus 6 months of pension and health benefits or a lesser amount while maintaining seniority rights for the duration of the property’s closure and 36-months of recall rights.
Culinary Union Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge

Kristen DeSilva (she/her) is the audience engagement specialist for Nevada Public Radio. She curates and creates content for knpr.org, our weekly newsletter and social media for Nevada Public Radio and Desert Companion.