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Mirage Suites: oh lawwwwd

Last edit: MinVegas on Thursday, 1st July 2010 9:47 pm
Last response by motoman 8th July 3:02am

Okay, this one is simple:

Before:
http://i50.tinypic.com/33lkpxd.jpg

After:
http://i46.tinypic.com/30cm8ua.jpg

wut....

WHAT.

Look, I think the amount of intricacies at Wynncore is absurd: Everything is cutely curled with a trinket topped with a gewgaw alongside a watchamacallit. But this is like a Home Depot Special. It's not universally BAD, but to say it's simple compared to the previous model is a bit like saying that the oil spill is yucky.

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 HankTheDwarf responded on Thursday, 1st July 2010

I dig it. It's a lot cleaner looking and less busy. It does look a tad utilitarian in some ways, but it also looks less musty.

 blackjacker1979 responded on Friday, 2nd July 2010

Leftovers from Hotel 32? Check. Lame. Fail. Once again MGM has modernized and de-themed to crap. LAME.

 detroit1051 responded on Friday, 2nd July 2010

Yes, the Penthouse Suites looked old, tired and 1980's, but this is ridiculous. Doesn't MGM Resorts International have any true design professionals on staff? The goal should be to make guests feel comfortable and warmly welcomed when they enter their rooms. This renovation does neither.

 Rockymountainroller replied on Friday, 2nd July 2010

I agree about the designers. These suites are not very appealing. Another example is the buffet at Aria. I ate there in May, food was decent and above average but the decor was like a national cafeteria chain. I toured the M Hotel buffet where they should send MGM designers for lessons. M has a spectacular buffet decor. Not to completely bash MGM design, the Aria casino is very interesting and well done in my opinion.

 blackjacker1979 replied on Monday, 5th July 2010

Agree and disagree Rocky. I have to say that I think the Aria casino is one of the most poorly designed casinos in recent memory. It has little to no flow, and the stair stepping main corridor leads people with luggage through an area they shouldn't need to. I hit five people in the middle of the day. Not to mention that it terminates in a dead end line at the Players Club desk.

And its like they're hiding half the slots on the other side of the Deuce for some reason. The only people who see those in all honesty are those people going to the bus terminal and valet parking retrieval. Poker room should be where the high limit slots are. The only area I really truly like is the Asian gaming salon between Lemongrass and Blossom. Daylight, warm hues, and a nice layout.

And then there's the dark. Dark felts, dark ceilings, dark floors, dark uniforms. It's like a coffin in there. And daylight? Seriously. One pit gets light from the atrium...50 feet in and its dark. Fail.

 RobbieNomi responded on Friday, 2nd July 2010

So sad how MGM feels that "Ultra-Modern Bland™" is the only acceptable style for their resorts. Especially sad after seeing the amazing interior design of the Cosmopolitan's rooms.

 blackjacker1979 replied on Monday, 5th July 2010

This is where the Bellagio has a chance to turn that around. How to I feel that however it will end up looking like the Mirage. Modern, blue and brown, and bland. Please don't be true.

 Antman73 responded on Friday, 2nd July 2010

Last summer I stayed at the Mirage in a Tower Suite. And yes, it was starting to show it's age, but it still had a high end luxury feel to it. It looks like they got the furniture for these new suites at IKEA. Sometimes "Modern Minimalist" just really means "I'm not putting as much stuff in the room but I'm going to use fancy words to make you think it's just as luxurious"

 vespajet responded on Friday, 2nd July 2010

It's not that bad; they could have done better though.

It's looks loads better than the previous decor, which looks like a Laura Ashley store blew up in the room.

Myself, I dig Modernist decor, but there's really too many conflicting styles in these suites (The two lamps on the table behind the section for example as well as the light over the table and the table and chairs.). I'm not expecting them to have a Nelson Marshmallow Sofa or some Eames chairs or some La Corbusier designs (although the sectional in the suite has some La Corbusier influenced touches). I'm not really digging the rugs as they really seem out of place with the rest of the decor (although the sunbursts in the design look sharp)

 blackjacker1979 replied on Monday, 5th July 2010

Yeah but there's a difference between Modernist decor and modern decor. This room screams CB2, IKEA, EQ3, and about every other low end modern hunk of wood furniture and striped fabric store I can think of.

In contrast, the M features high end finishes, real marble, real chromed steel fixtures, and furniture you'd find more at Design Within Reach. The touches like Eames office chairs and Mies benches as well as Bauhaus style chairs just let you know these people aren't out of design school and they know what's going on.

M = Modernist
Mirage = Modern

 blackjacker1979 replied on Monday, 5th July 2010

BTW that was a generalized response, I hit the wrong button vespa. :)

 sandyastrogl1de responded on Friday, 2nd July 2010

I really like when they have furniture

 Kagehitokiri responded on Friday, 2nd July 2010

minimalist, apparently good >
http://www.shenzhen.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/gallery/photos.jsp?hotelId=4550&start=2

 vespajet replied on Saturday, 3rd July 2010

Now that looks excellent.

 RockChickX51 responded on Saturday, 3rd July 2010

I'm going to take a picture of my living room once I have everything moved in. We have an orange leather couch, brown ottoman/coffee table, Gozilla curtains, a flat screen, and a zebra rug to top it all off.

 Kagehitokiri replied on Sunday, 4th July 2010

ill bet it looks more coordinated than any of these new mgm rooms.
(although its not like mgm is along here.)

who did skylofts??

 motoman responded on Thursday, 8th July 2010

Y'know Mike, that kinda reminds me of the Academy Awards greenroom photos you mentioned on Hunter's TwoWayHardThree blog, comparing Roger Thomas' design for this year's Oscars to last year's. Even the colors. I mean, Yuk with a side of Bleh!