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April 23, 2005

Scott Sibella President of The Mirage?

Posted by Hunter

We were pretty sure that this would happen... According to today's Norm! column, Sibella is quoted as the head honcho at The Mirage... When Bill McBeath moved to Bellagio it seemed natural that MGM MIRAGE would reward Sibella's profits at TI by moving him up the ladder. It seems like we were right...

Note to Scott: The Mirage is a very special place. I witnessed the blandification of TI and while I realize TI's profits have never been higher, I hear dissatisfaction with the changes again and again from hard core regulars. I hope that the same kind of changes aren't planned for The Mirage... If you want to chat about what we think makes The Mirage such a special place, let me know.

Also, any MGM MIRAGE employees that have any inside info, shoot us a line:


Read archived comments (8 so far)
April 23, 2005 2:18 PM Posted by Mike

Build me the nightclub and that's it! The Mirage is just about perfect as it is.

April 23, 2005 4:26 PM Posted by Fred

Hey, what happened to renoir at The Mirage?

April 24, 2005 10:43 AM Posted by Hunter

Renoir closed when the chef, Alessandro Stratta, went to work at Wynn Las Vegas.

April 24, 2005 11:18 AM Posted by detroit1051

It's going to be interesting to see how MGG positions and markets all its properties once the MBG deal closes. Will The Mirage slide down the pecking order with Bellagio and Mandalay Bay being the top tier, Mirage and MGM Grand 2nd tier, NYNY, Luxor and TI 3rd tier, then Excalibur and Circus Circus?

April 24, 2005 11:45 AM Posted by Hunter

Very good question. We'll have to wait and see.

April 25, 2005 9:11 AM Posted by socalduck

Like many, I love the Mirage, even if I have never been particularly lucky in the casino there. Unfortunately, I think the Mirage already is making the inevitable slide to Tier 2 status. The success of Wynn, Caesar's new tower, Palazzo, etc. will only accelerate the trend. Despite it's many wonderful attributes, the Mirage guest rooms just don't measure up in the square footage war now being waged on the Strip. This will limit the appeal, and pricing power, of the Mirage going forward.

However, within the next few years, I would not be suprised to see the dolphins and lions disappear to make way for a new, all-suite tower.

May 1, 2005 6:02 PM Posted by Bob

Animals may disappear, but the changes are already underway and heading in the wrong direction. Look what they did to the buffet, and the food now taste more like the ho-hum MGM.

August 29, 2006 6:07 PM Posted by Enrique Sibella

Hi, my last name is Sibella same to you.
I�m living in Buenos Aires Argentina with my family
and my grandFather was Ernesto Sibella, please confirm me if there is kinship some with your ancestors,they were of the town of Sibello near Parma in Italy.
I had the luck to travel 3 times to Las Vegas in that place your hotel is excellent
Best Regards
Enrique Sibella from Argentina