The Mirage, the hotel that introduced the concept of a destination resort to the Las Vegas Strip in 1989, maintains its preeminent position in what has become an increasingly competitive tourism market. While introducing contemporary amenities designed to retain the resort’s leading- edge position, The Mirage has sustained the exceptional service standards and serene tropical atmosphere that have distinguished it as a AAA Four Diamond paradise.
Visitors are immersed in a tropical paradise as they follow the palm-tree-lined drive and walkways leading from Las Vegas Boulevard – “The Strip” – to the doors of The Mirage. Spanning the front of the resort is a tranquil lagoon, home to the Volcano, the renowned icon of The Mirage since its opening in 1989. Having undergone a complete overhaul in 2008, the redesigned Volcano offers an audio/visual spectacle with never-before-seen fire effects. An exclusive percussive soundtrack written and performed by Grateful Dead drummer and Grammy-award winning artist Mickey Hart and his partner, international superstar Zakir Hussain, punctuates the fiery eruption. Audiences are wowed by this exhilarating signature attraction which provides a wonderful prologue to all of the energy and excitement offered at The Mirage.
Once inside The Mirage, guests are instantly surrounded by the extraordinary visual experience of a lush and verdant indoor atrium. Palm trees tower above waterfalls and pools, which meander through a forest of rich tropical flora including banana trees, elephant ears and tropical orchids. Woven into the towering palms and waterscape of cascading falls is an artist’s palette of beautifully colored, delicately arranged tropical flowers covered in natural sunlight and nourished by a computerized misting system.