Date set for transformation of The Mirage to Hard Rock Las Vegas

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Hard Rock International has announced plans to cease operations at The Mirage Hotel & Casino to transform the property into Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas.

Operations will cease at The Mirage on July 17 for the development to begin for Hard Rock’s new integrated resort, featuring a close to 700 ft guitar-shaped hotel in the centre of the Las Vegas Strip. 

“We’d like to thank the Las Vegas community and team members for warmly welcoming Hard Rock after enjoying 34 years at The Mirage,” said Jim Allen, Chair of Hard Rock International.

“We’d also like to thank the Unions, community leaders, local and state government organisations and the Gaming Commission for their support and fair negotiations over the past year. Also, we are grateful to MGM for assisting with our transition.”

HRHCLV is expected to double the current number of jobs at The Mirage for the Las Vegas community, with the property’s renovation generating over 2,500 construction jobs.

In addition, $80m will be paid by Hard Rock in severance packages for eligible union and non-union employees remaining with the property through cessation of operations. The Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip remains open for business.

Joe Lupo, President of The Mirage, added: “While we pause for the incredible transformation of this iconic property, I’d like to thank all team members at The Mirage for their incredible commitment and helping us provide memorable experiences for our guests. 

“We are planning to host collaborative hiring events with other employers in the Las Vegas community over the coming months. Connecting the thousands of talented Mirage team members who provide outstanding service with new employment opportunities is a top priority.”

Any guest with room reservations or show tickets at The Mirage beyond July 14 will have their purchase automatically cancelled, and refunded, 

Meanwhile, guests with reservations booked through a third-party provider or online travel agency will automatically be cancelled. Third-party providers should be contacted directly for rebooking availability or possible refunds.