The Mirage Casino complex, which ushered in the transformation of the Las Vegas Strip when it debuted in 1989, will reopen in late August.
The 3,044-room resort, part of casino giant MGM Resorts, has been closed since March due to the coronavirus crisis. It will reopen on August 27, before the Labor Day long statutory holiday weekend. The resort, which features an iconic volcano show, has long been the residence of magicians Siegfried & Roy and has hosted Cirque du Soleil’s popular show “The Beatles LOVE” for years.
MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle, who repeatedly reminds Wall Street that he’s been in Las Vegas for so long that he opened the Mirage, said the company will open hotels in phases as demand increases. of trips would come back.
The first wave opened when Nevada resumed casino gaming on June 4. The first MGM hotels to reopen were Bellagio, New York-New York, and MGM Grand.
The Mirage is one of the last of 13 MGM Las Vegas hotels to reopen. Its reopening will leave Park MGM and NoMad, a boutique hotel within Park MGM, as the only two MGM hotels still closed.
Rival Caesars Entertainment has yet to reopen all of its hotels, either. Planet Hollywood and the Cromwell are among its hotels that are still closed. Le Linq has opened the hotel but does not accept room reservations.
Earlier this month, executives at Stations Casinos warned that four of their Las Vegas hotels may never reopen.
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