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Clark County approves Guitar Hotel on Vegas Strip

A rendering of the Guitar Hotel to be built on the Las Vegas Strip. (Hard Rock)

Clark County commissioners voted unanimously March 22 to allow Hard Rock International (HRI) to build its iconic Guitar Hotel on the grounds of the Mirage Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel would replace the Mirage’s well-known volcano attraction. 

The vote cleared the way for a 600 room, 660-foot tall Guitar Hotel along Las Vegas Boulevard. The project is expected to look very similar to the Guitar Hotel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood (Florida), which is 450-feet tall with 638 rooms.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is the parent entity of HRI.

An expected feature of the Las Vegas project, like the one in Hollywood, would be six high-powered light beams projected thousands of feet in the sky that mimic the strings on an imaginary guitar neck.

HRI representative Jennifer Lazovich told commissioners the high-rise would be built “right where the existing volcano is” and indicated the company plans to “modernize and theme” the rest of the property to match the Guitar Hotel, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Mirage would eventually transition to a Hard Rock-branded property. No firm timeline for construction of the Guitar Hotel or the rebranding of the Mirage has been released.

The Review-Journal reported that when commissioners discussed the project and opened the hearing for public comments, no one stepped forward.

HRI announced its intention to acquire the operations of the Mirage from MGM Resorts International in late 2021 in an almost $1.1 billion cash deal. The deal was finalized in late 2022. Casino landlord Vici Properties owns the Mirage’s real estate and has said its lease with HRI calls for initial annual rent of $90 million.

Damon Scott
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