LAS VEGAS, Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hard Rock International (HRI) on Friday received regulatory approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission for its acquisition of The Mirage Hotel & Casino from MGM Resorts International. As of 6 a.m. HRI has taken over operations control. Monday, December 19,. HRI was paid under the terms of this transaction. $1.075 Billions in cash for the operating assets of The Mirage Hotel & Casino. HRI has entered into a long term lease agreement with VICI Properties Inc. to manage The Mirage’s real property.
The 3,044-room casino resort will continue to operate as The Mirage Hotel & Casino until the renovation and rebranding of the property to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is complete. It is expected that the renovation will take some time, but it will eventually dramatically transform every aspect of the resort. Las Vegas Skyline enhancements include the addition of a Guitar-shaped Hotel Tower adjacent to Las Vegas Boulevard.
“Today, we’d like to officially welcome the 3,500 team members at The Mirage to the 45,000 global Hard Rock family and express our gratitude to the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission for approving the gaming license for us to operate The Mirage Hotel & Casino,” said Jim Allen, Chairman, Hard Rock International. “We are thrilled to build an integrated resort on The Strip, which will be a proud tribute to this legendary entertainment industry.”
Everyday operations of the famed Las Vegas The Mirage brand will continue to be used for all future resort bookings. All room reservations and group bookings will still be valid, with no additional action needed by guests or organizers. The Mirage will continue to offer world-class entertainment and dining options including, Cirque Du Soleil’s The Beatles™ LOVE™ through 2023. According to a media outlet, it is not planned to close The Mirage nor to lay off any members of the team.
Casino players and guests will now enjoy Unity™ by Hard Rock, a global loyalty program unlike any other that will enable patrons to earn and redeem rewards at participating Hard Rock Hotels, Cafes, and Casinos around the globe.
Prior to 2020, Hard Rock International had no previous operational involvement with the former Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas At the off-strip location. HRI purchased the licensing and naming rights for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in May 2020 He vowed to bring the iconic brand to Las Vegas Strip whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Hard Rock expects details about the rebranded resort, its new features, attractions, and the development timeline to be released at the end of 2023. Barclays was the exclusive financial advisor for Hard Rock International in relation to this transaction. Jones Day As legal advisor to Hard Rock International, Fox Rothschild LLP was also involved. McDonald Carano LLP was the special gaming counsel. Get more information and renders here.
About The Mirage®:
The Mirage, the Strip’s first megaresort, has a rich history and continues to provide guests with an unforgettable destination. The resort offers contemporary accommodations, dynamic entertainment and a variety of other amenities. The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Shin Lim: LIMITLESS series and Aces of Comedy series; delicious restaurants created by some of world’s most famous chefs Tom ColicchioThe spa offers a relaxing and luxurious environment. As of December 19, 2022, The Mirage Hotel & Casino is owned and Hard Rock International (HRI), which is transitioning into a new era with renewed energy. Mirage guests and visitors can earn and use points on Hard Rock’s global platform, Unity™, at more than 150 participating Hard Rock Cafes, Hotels and Casinos anywhere in the world. Visit for more information and to make reservations. mirage.comCall us at (800) 374-9000 to get help or visit our website. Instagram, Facebook And Twitter.
About Hard Rock®:
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 265 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. In 2020, HRI launched Hard Rock Digital, an online, retail, and internet gambling platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock won the Global Gaming Awards 2022 Land Based Operator of The Year, a distinction it has earned three times in five year. Hard Rock Hotels was named Outstanding Guest Satisfaction’s Number One Brand for the second straight year by J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Satisfaction Study. This is the fourth consecutive year that the iconic brand has been ranked among the top brands in this sector. HRI was the first privately owned gaming company to be named U.S. Best Managed Company for the second consecutive year by Deloitte Private, and The Wall Street Journal. Hard Rock was also honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. Hard Rock International currently holds investment grade ratings from primary investment rating agencies: S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Fitch Ratings (BBB). For more information about Hard Rock International, please visit www.hardrock.com Or shop.hardrock.com.
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