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The Mirage Las Vegas closes its doors after 34 years

The Las Vegas Strip is losing another iconic hotel property, dimming the lights for the final time at the Mirage later this summer.

Hard Rock International, which acquired The Mirage in 2022, announced it would officially cease operations at the hotel on July 17.

PHOTO: The Mirage Hotel and Casino is seen, August 17, 2020, in Las Vegas.

The Mirage Hotel and Casino is seen, August 17, 2020, in Las Vegas.

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The hotel’s last day of occupancy will be July 14, the company said on its website.

Why the Mirage is closing its doors in Las Vegas

The property, which opened in 1989, helped usher in an era of transformation, paving the way for future luxury and megaresorts in this desert destination.

PHOTO: Guests walk through the Mirage atrium on March 22, 2023, in Las Vegas.

Guests walk through the atrium of The Mirage on March 22, 2023, in Las Vegas.

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The Mirage was quickly followed by Excalibur, Luxor, and the MGM Grand, all of which opened over the next four years.

This closure will clear the way for HRI to begin construction and transformation into the Hard Rock Hotel. & Casino and Guitar Hotel Las Vegas.

“The property will be reimagined and developed into a new integrated resort featuring a prominent, nearly 700-foot guitar-shaped hotel in the center of the famous Las Vegas Strip,” the company said of the new instrument-inspired tower of music which should open its doors. in 2027.

PHOTO: People watch the Volcano show at the Mirage hotel and casino along the Las Vegas Strip, May 13, 2022, in Las Vegas.

People watch the Volcano show at the Mirage hotel and casino along the Las Vegas Strip, May 13, 2022, in Las Vegas.

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“We would like to thank the Las Vegas community and team members for warmly welcoming Hard Rock after 34 years at the Mirage,” Jim Allen, president of HRI, said in a statement Wednesday.

Las Vegas closes iconic properties for a new era

This is the second hotel and casino closure on the Strip after the Tropicana Las Vegas closed in April, just before its 67th birthday.

The closure of the old-school Sin City landmark was expected to pave the way for a potential $1.5 billion Major League Baseball stadium deal with Oakland A’s owner John Fisher, a move that been criticized by sports experts and fans. And according to ESPN, the team has agreed to temporarily relocate to Sacramento and share a triple-A stadium in the meantime “in case the team’s planned stadium on the Las Vegas Strip is not completed in time for the season 2028.”

The Tropicana site built in the 1950s is expected to be demolished by implosion in late 2024, according to ABC News Las Vegas affiliate KTNV.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

ABC News

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