Top Las Vegas Tips From Mirage Concierge Beverly Gallagher

Can you play with the big cats in The Mirage's Secret Garden? Guests want to know.

We asked Mirage concierge Beverly Gallagher for her favorite Las Vegas attractions, restaurants and more. 

What is a don’t-miss spot for a first time Vegas visitor?

If you’re stepping foot in Las Vegas for the very first time, you absolutely have to visit the Fountains of Bellagio. The fountains dance beautifully to music every day and it’s one of the most iconic locations in the city.

What is your favorite Las Vegas photo-op spot in town?

Without a doubt, the best place to snap a photo is from one of the pods on the High Roller at The Linq. You get an amazing view of the Strip. Try going at night.

Tell me about your favorite hidden gem in Las Vegas.

The Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden is such a great spot and hidden gem.

Where should I eat if I want to celebrate a special occasion?

I’d definitely recommend Portofino at The Mirage. Enjoy a glass of wine, a great bowl of pasta and the people around you and it’s the perfect environment.

What has been your most unusual request as a concierge?

I get all types of requests, but I’ve had guests ask me, more than once, to arrange special access inside the cage of the white tigers at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden. Since I can’t make that happen, I always share the wonderful experiences they can have at The Mirage.

Who is your favorite Las Vegas celebrity chef?

I absolutely adore José Andrés because of his culinary skills and hilarious personality.

What is your best Las Vegas tip?

If you’re interested in seeing shows during your visit, I’d recommend speaking with your resort’s concierge team to get the best deals. It’s your concierge’s job to know all there is to know about the Strip and destination. They’re definitely the people you want to talk to.

Why should a guest consult with a concierge when planning their trip?

A concierge is the eyes and ears of the city. Consulting a concierge saves time, money and any aggravation that may have come from ill-advised plans.

What makes being a concierge in Las Vegas special or different? 

Concierge teams in Las Vegas deal with such a high volume of guest requests and questions that it really allows us to have a huge impact on each visitor's experience.

Can you please explain a Les Clefs d’Or Concierge?

To be a Les Clefs d’Or Concierge means that you're at the very top of your field. To have your “keys” symbolizes your expertise and dedication to the craft of bringing dreams to life.