We have an early flight for our upcoming trip to Vegas our plane is scheduled to land at 8:30 am PT. We have stayed at the Mirage many times but it has been about 3-4 years since our last stay there. I know better than to expect to check in this early. We expect to be tired so we thought relaxing at the pool with a few cocktails would be a good way to wait until our room is ready. I am assuming they will at least assign us a room and let us check in when it is ready, at least this has been our experience with previous trips to Vegas. Here are a couple of concerns we have with this plan. 1) What do we do with our valuables and money while we are at the pool? Would the Mirage have a safe we could use even before we have an assigned room? 2) We would probably be having breakfast and other pool charges. Is there a way to get MLife credits for these expenditures without a room to charge them to? 3) How will we know if our room is ready? We have been staying at Bellagio the last few trips and they send you a text when your room is ready, does the Mirage have a similar system. I don't want to have to keep going back to the check in desk to see if our room is ready especially since I will be in a bathing suit. Does anybody know where the casino remodeling project stands? It is supposed to be completed by the middle of May.