You may not believe your eyes upon encountering a tropical oasis in the desert, but this hotel is no mirage – it's The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip. Timeless beauty, tropical surroundings and exceptional service make The Mirage one of the most beloved hotels in the city.
Upon entering the legendary property, visitors hear the soothing sounds of waterfalls, smell the exotic flora and can stand on a bridge under the 90-foot-high glass atrium while taking in the tropical surroundings. You are in the Mirage, but it feels like Bali.
In the lobby, guests waiting to check in are entertained by the aquatic life in a 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium behind the front desk. Nearly 1,000 marine life forms, including sharks, stingrays, porcupine fish, eels, sea bass and puffer fish call this aquarium home. A full-service concierge at the back of the lobby provides help to anyone seeking it, not just hotel guests.
The hotel rooms are nicely appointed, while the beautifully landscaped pool area is the ideal place to spend afternoons. In the warmer months, guests can enjoy VIP service and topless sunbathing at the secluded pool club Bare. Nearby, the majestic wildcats and playful bottlenose dolphins in Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat feel right at home in their tropical environment.
True to its history as a pioneer in the gaming and hospitality industry, the Mirage casino is large, easy to navigate and home to thousands of slot machines, dozens of table games, an enormous race and sports book and one of the city's popular poker rooms. Contemporary glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly decorate the exclusive Baccarat Lounge and adjacent high limit lounge.
Numerous restaurants -- including the delightful Carnegie Deli,the innovative Cravings, high-end FIN and the spirited Samba Brazilian Steakhouse – await hungry patrons. The Mirage spa provides relaxing body treatments, while the Kim Vo Salon and barbershop provides high-quality treatments for the tresses.
Entertainment is second-to-none at the Mirage. Cirque du Soleil's magical The Beatles LOVE causes quite a revolution inside its custom-built theater.
After the show, the Revolution Lounge and adjoining Abbey Road bar keep The Beatles vibe going strong. The nightclub experience is in full force at JET, which appeals to a wide crowd with its three distinctive rooms, featuring different music and atmospheres.
Rounding out the experience is plenty of shopping and more than 90,000 square feet of convention space. Guests can also easily hop on an air-conditioned tram for a free ride to the neighboring Treasure Island.
With its many offerings, The Mirage sets a high standard for itself and for every other luxury hotel in Vegas.