Few hotels are as spectacular or iconic as The Mirage, a slice of grandiose indulgence that encapsulates the unique atmosphere of Las Vegas.
Opened in 1989, The Mirage is widely considered to be the resort which revitalised the city's tourism scene - and it's easy to see why. No other hotel boasts quite the same sensational feel, from the grand aquarium behind the reception desk to the erupting volcano overlooking the Strip.
The Mirage offers 3,044 luxury rooms, each decorated with both style and sophistication in mind. Guests can enjoy an LED TV, MP3 docking station, and AAA Four-Diamond amenities, making your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.
The Mirage boasts a number of unique attractions, each contributing to the exotic, Polynesian-inspired style of the resort. As well as its signature volcano and reception-area aquarium, it also features Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, home to the hotel's famous white tigers and lions. All the ingredients for a Las Vegas holiday of excitement and revelry are present too, including a casino (with award-winning poker room), two pool areas, and a luxurious spa facility.
Food, drink & entertainment
Both casual and fine dining options are available in abundance, with a variety of cuisines represented by the resort's many restaurants. Whether you're craving grilled Japanese cuisine, delicious Brazilian barbecue, or just a hearty American burger, your tastes are sure to be catered for. Night life options are similarly extensive thanks to The Mirage's variety of bars and lounges, including the sophisticated 1 OAK and Caribbean-styled RHUMBAR. A variety of prime musical and comedy acts have played at the resort over the years; current marquee acts include Grammy Award-winning R 'N' B group Boyz II Men, as well as LOVE - Cirque du Soleil's Beatles-inspired extravaganza.
Sport, games & activities
The Mirage's renowned poker room was voted the city's best by Las Vegas Weekly, and the rest of the casino is just as impressive. A range of table games, slots, and a high-stakes lounge are sure to set your pulse racing. Recharging the batteries is just as easy as partying the night away at The Mirage, thanks to its soothing spa and stylish salon. From a sporting point of view, the hotel enjoys close links with a number of Las Vegas' prime golf courses, including Shadow Creek, Desert Pines, and Royal Links.
Each of the resort's 3,044 en-suite rooms features sleek, sophisticated decor and a set of luxury amenities. They also come equipped with an LCD TV, MP3 docking station, and Sealy Posturepedic pillow-top beds.
With its roulette wheels, dazzling shows and little white chapels, Las Vegas doesn't really need an introduction. Cruise along the iconic strip and you'll feel like you're on the set of a hundred Hollywood films as you pass the gleaming arcades and show-stopping hotels.
But there's more to this desert city than neon lights and late nights; head into the wilderness on a drive to Death Valley or take a trip to the breathtaking Grand Canyon. Best viewed by helicopter, this jaw-dropping wonder has to be seen in real life to be believed. Back on the glittering Strip, there's non-stop shopping, spectacular entertainment, white knuckle rides and gargantuan all-you-can-eat buffets to enjoy. With their amazing themes and landmark features, hotels in Las Vegas are destinations in themselves.
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Las Vegas' desert climate means temperatures vary from cool on winter nights to absolutely scorching on summer days. Generally, daytime highs rarely dip below the teens, making Las Vegas a popular holiday destination at every time of year. Visit in spring and autumn for warm, pleasant days.
The casinos and clubs in Las Vegas are open 24/7, so you could be forgiven for wanting some serious downtime during the day. Chill out by a cool pool and recharge your batteries ready for another night of fun. If you do want to keep going in the day, there are a plethora of museums, white knuckle rides and attractions at your disposal. The shopping's phenomenal, with some of the biggest malls on the planet and excellent discount outlets. Out of the city, the Nevada Desert and the mesmerising Grand Canyon are real must-see sights.
You can eat food from just about anywhere in the world in Las Vegas. Along the Strip and in the hotels, you'll find cuisine from Japan, China, Italy, the Caribbean and beyond. Dining in Las Vegas brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘all you can eat' with eye-popping buffets open all over the city. Head downtown for even bigger portions and cheaper prices. If you're looking for a fast fix of burger, pizza or fries, you've come to the right place.
Las Vegas rocks at night time – and there are literally hundreds of things to do. Of course there are the casinos (the highest concentration of them on the planet, as it happens) but you'll also find concerts from big name artists, circus shows, awesome theatre productions, stylish cocktail lounges, late bars and nightclubs. Take a trip along the Strip in the evening to capture the electric atmosphere and twinkling lights.
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