Is the Las Vegas Strip ready to rock? It better be! Hard Rock International got in front of the Nevada Gaming Control Board yesterday to show off their plans to transform The Mirage Resort and Casino and it looks pretty sick.

The renderings released yesterday show the existing Mirage hotel tower transformed from its current gold hue to a blueish tone.

Obviously the loss of the volcano in front of the property has been the topic of much debate. Many locals are clinging onto memories of the attraction brought to the strip by Vegas visionary Steve Wynn. While the volcano will go away, in its place will be a massive statement piece. A huge guitar shaped hotel – much like the one at its property in South Florida – will grace the Strip. Featuring hotel rooms with an incredible view down Las Vegas Boulevard, the “strings” of the guitar will shoot light into the night sky. It’s really cool looking.

All told, the new property will feature an additional 600 rooms, and the casino floor will nearly double. Slot machines? There’ll be double. Looking to play Blackjack or Three Card Poker? The number of table games are set to quadruple!

Hard Rock entered into an agreement with MGM Resorts to buy The Mirage for just over $1,000,000,000 in 2021, and now the property is in the final stages of getting the nod from the state. The Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended approval at yesterday’s meeting and Hard Rock will be able to take over operations upon the approval of the Nevada Gaming Commission by the end of the year.

Owners insist they are making the transition as smooth as possible, and expect benefits to either stay the same or improve. Here’s to yet another reinvention of the Strip! Maybe the Hard Rock Las Vegas is the prefect addition to the Las Vegas strip that radiates ingenuity and cutting-edge entertainment.