Mirage Atlantic City
Here's a blast from the not so distant past. Sometime in 2001, once Borgata's upward construction motion showered Renaissance Point with the buzz of potential, freshly combined MGM and Mirage brass commissioned their design group to sketch out a plan for building Mirage Atlantic City.
As we all know, the property, budgeted at $1.5B, was never built. For those counting at home this was the fifth false start by MGM in AC and the second property realized for this location by Mirage Resorts. MGM Mirage was pretty serious about this though... the even went so far as to design model hotel rooms AND bathrooms. Fortunately for us casino history fetishists, the man who designed this property - Louis DeSantis - has archived these in his online design portfolio.
Oh and what a Mirage this might have been...
Much like its Las Vegas counterpart, Mirage Atlantic City would feature an jungle jammed inside of its tower atrium, around which would be various restaurants, retail, lobby and a ten-years-ahead-of-its-time non-smoking casino area.
Some of the post-Bellagio room interiors are dead ringers for current Wynn Resorts design language - specifically the comforter in the third room photo linked above. This leads me to believe that this project might have been in motion by Mirage Resorts before MGM bought them out.
Is it possible that these room designs are lost demo rooms for Mirage Resorts' Le Jardin?
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