Conference Venue, Hotel & Travel

The Mirage – Home to All Visual Studio Live! Sessions & Activities

Take advantage of the $144* room rate by February 27th.

Sure, you're going to Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas to learn the newest technology developments from pioneers in the industry—and you will! But, all work and no play is not what Visual Studio Live! is all about. With all conference sessions and events located at the Mirage Resort & Casino, you won't miss out on any of the adventure that Las Vegas has to offer.

Outside of sessions, you pick how you want to enjoy your time— and the Mirage is the perfect place for both. The Mirage is where South Seas vibe meets Strip excitement. Where soft, sunlit days give way to torrid nights. Where you are invited to experience The Mirage - REMIXED.

And to help make your conference experience more affordable, we've secured a special hotel rate of $144* per night at the Mirage Resort & Casino if you register by Monday, February 27, 2012.

The Mirage
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Reservations: 800-499-6311
You must mention Visual Studio Live! to receive this special attendee weekday rate of $144/night.*

Book your suite at the Mirage before February 27, 2012 at the special Visual Studio Live! attendee rate of $144/night.* Reservations can be made online, or by calling 1-800-499-6311 and refer to group Visual Studio Live. Rooms are subject to availability.

*The room rate of $144.00 per night includes a $5.00 Resort Fee and excludes the Clark County room tax of 12%.

As a guest at the Mirage, you'll enjoy:

  • One of over 3,044 guest rooms, including 281 suites
  • The tropical pool environment that includes two pools and three spas surrounded by waterfalls, lush foliage, private cabanas and an outdoor café
  • Amazing Entertainment including The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Terry Fator: Ventriloquism in Concert, and Aces of Comedy™
  • Over 15 dinning opportunities to meet and exceeded everyone's expectations
  • More than 100,000 square feet of gaming, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, European Roulette, Baccarat, slot machines, video poker and more
  • Hotel attractions that include Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, the Mirage Volcano, Aquarium, nightclubs, lounges, bars, shopping, and more


Air Travel Discounts
American Airlines, the official airline for Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas, is offering a 5 percent discount to all Visual Studio Live attendees. The discount can be booked online at, or by calling 800-433-1790. (Ticketing fee will apply if reservation is made by call in.) Use authorization number 4332BP as the discount code when booking online or calling directly.

This special offer applies to travel from all markets where American Airlines, American Eagle, American Connection Service, and all One world carriers provide service. Discounts apply to discountable fares where American Airlines, American Airlines code share, or One World Alliance partners are involved. AA must be the governing carrier.

Car Rental Discounts
Avis is the official car rental company for Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas 2012. For reservations, call 800-331-1212 and use the AVIS worldwide discount code is D005872, or book online.

Directions, Shuttle Service, Taxi & Parking

Rental Car Driving Directions from McCarran International Airport
Exit the airport on Swenson. Turn left at Tropicana Avenue. Go about 1½ miles until you reach Las Vegas Blvd. Turn right on Las Vegas Blvd. and go about a mile. The Mirage is on the left side of the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd.). You should anticipate 15-30 minutes travel time, depending on traffic.

Taking a shuttle from McCarran International Airport to the Mirage
Several companies offer shuttle service to and from McCarran International Airport (approximately $5.00 per person one-way). Signs are posted on the transportation level at the airport outside baggage claim which will direct you to the shuttle area. Return shuttles run from The Mirage to the airport from 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Reservations are recommended for airport returns after 6:00 p.m. The Mirage Bell Desk can assist you with the arrangements.

Taxi service to the Mirage from the airport costs approximately $12 to $15 one-way.

Parking at the Mirage
In addition to complimentary valet service, the Mirage has plenty of secure free parking in the self-park garage at the north entrance of the hotel.

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