Hard Rock assumed operations control of the Mirage Las Vegas on Monday, December 19th. The hotel will continue to operate as The Mirage Hotel & Casino until renovations are completed as it rebrands to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. While on my way to Vegas, I saw a post from Miles to Memories that highlighted a new status match to Unity by Hard Rock at the Mirage, and that it could get you $100 free!

So, I decided to take a visit to Mirage during my trip and see what I could get!

Status Match to the Unity by Hard Rock Program:

With Hard Rock’s acquisition, The Mirage Las Vegas is now part of the Unity by Hard Rock loyalty program, but they used to be part of MGM Rewards. So, they are currently matching MGM Rewards to the new Unity Program. You’ll want to find a Unity desk (there are 2). One is a small desk next to the sports book, and one is the main desk to the right of the Beatles LOVE show.

Free at Mirage

Unity Players Club

Free at Mirage

Unity by Hard Rock Status Match

The sign above seems to be incorrect as of now. In fact, MGM Rewards Pearl gets you Legend, Gold gets you ICON. Perhaps it’s an introductory offer?

You can get MGM Rewards Pearl from Hyatt Discoverist, and MGM Rewards Gold from Hyatt Explorist/Globalist. Online, you can easily link your Hyatt to MGM.

My dad and I have MGM Gold from previous status matches, and so we were able to do the match after printing out our current cards again from Bellagio. MGM Rewards Gold gets you ICON, and the main benefit of the match is that you get 10,000 Unity Points. That can be used for $100 at shops or dining, or converted at 175pts:$1 for Free Slot Play (so about $57 in Slot Play).

Free at Mirage

ICON Card from Matching MGM Gold

Also, Pearl gets you Legend, and you’ll get 5,000 Utility Points, which can be used for $50 at shops or dining, or converted at 180pts:$1 for Free Slot Play (so about $28 in Slot Play). My mom has Hyatt Discoverist from her Hyatt Credit Card, so she was able to get MGM Pearl and then match to Hard Rock Legend!

Perks and Tiers of Unity Program

Where to Use the Credit!

Since the program and matching is so new, there were a few hiccups. First, certain stores said they weren’t taking paying with points (Starbucks, one of the Sundries stores), and one restaurant wasn’t too sure if the system would work. We ended up checking out the Pantry, which is the main casual American restaurant for lunch, and the hostess sounded confident points would work there (which it did).

We used a $100 credit on brunch at the Pantry, and it was quite tasty! I really enjoyed my Cobb Salad, and the chicken wings were quite good.

The Pantry

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My mom got some pastries from the one of the snack shops and was able to use her credit. Since we didn’t know when we would come to Vegas next, and the points expire 6 months after inactivity, we decided to convert the remaining credits to slot play for some fun!

The Verdict:

Overall, it was a fun status match to receive $100 Dining free at Mirage (or about $57 in Free Play) with MGM Gold! Since the match just started and the Hard Rock just gained ownership of the Mirage, the systems are a bit off at the moment, but I think the transition woes should subside soon! All the staff was really friendly; it just took a bit longer to get the match and the credits to work.


Have you gotten the $100 Dining Free at Mirage Las Vegas? How was your experience? Comment below!




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