With the lighting of its new marquee and hotel tower signs, the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas officially shed its name this week for a new identity: Park MGM. The hotel’s rebranding is part of a transformation that will encompass every element of the property, a process that will be completed later this year.
A partnership between Sydell Group and MGM Resorts International, Park MGM was born from the collaborative vision of the two companies. When complete, the project will comprise two new distinct experiences: Park MGM, and a Las Vegas version of the NoMad, a standalone 292-room hotel encompassing the tower's top four floors.
Beginning with the opening of the 5,200-seat Park Theater in December 2016, the resort has unveiled several new amenities including reimagined guestrooms and suites, food and beverage offerings, lounges, pools, meeting spaces and more. The evolution of the Park MGM experience will continue throughout 2018 with the addition of nightlife; a new dining concept from Roy Choi embracing Los Angeles' Koreatown; an Eataly marketplace designed specifically for Las Vegas; and the launch of Lady Gaga's special engagement, among other elements.
NoMad Las Vegas will open within Park MGM in Fall 2018 with 292 guestrooms and suites; a dedicated entrance and lobby; high-limit gaming; a private pool environment; and the Las Vegas debut of Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, the visionaries behind the Eleven Madison Park restaurant.
Additional details about the experiences still to come will be shared in the months ahead as the resort continues to take shape. Guests seeking a taste of Park MGM now can experience these resort features:
Filled with natural light and nature-inspired décor and art, Park MGM's lobby is a nod to urban gardens and parks, including the adjacent Park neighborhood. An arboreal sculpture by Brazilian woodworker Henrique Oliveira is the focal point of the lobby. The tree sculpture extends from above with its roots stretching across the ceiling. Throughout the lobby, guests are invited to explore works by the likes of David Hockney, Shahram Karimi and Shoja Azari, and others.
Park MGM's rooms evoke the essence of a private apartment with a mix of antique-inspired pieces, 'found' objects and original artwork by artists and photographers from around the world commissioned for each room by France's be-pôles studio.
Located adjacent to the lobby, Primrose is inspired by the South of France and offers an all-day menu with an emphasis on open-fire cooking. The restaurant celebrates the spirit of dining in a private Provençal garden with wood-fired grilling and an herb-centric cocktail program. For guests looking to dine al fresco, Primrose offers an outdoor terrace overlooking the pool.
Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar
The Chicago-based Hogsalt Hospitality serves up steakhouse fare with a French flair including seafood towers, bone-in dry-aged ribeye, side dishes and house-made desserts. Classic cocktails and an international wine list are offered as well. For those in the know, Bavette's features a hidden speakeasy-style lounge at the back of the restaurant offering a full menu and bar.
Juniper Cocktail Lounge
This lounge serves classic drinks with a modern twist. Whimsical elements like fortune-telling Gin & Tonics come to life through house-made juices and syrups, a premium selection of spirits and a staff of mixologists.
Moneyline Sports Book & Bar
Among the duckpin bowling lanes and billiards games, Moneyline offers a menu conceptualized by Hogsalt Hospitality with griddled cheeseburgers as well as self-service, weigh-and-pay food selections for guests wanting to personalize their game-day feast.
This outdoor escape includes three pools, an oversized heated spa, 12 cabanas, lounge areas and multiple bars. Guests can hang out at one of three pools – the South Pool, the East Pool or the North Pool – each with Baja shelf seating and submerged wet decks. A VIP area by the East Pool also has deluxe cushioned chaises.
Meetings & Conventions
Phase one of Park MGM's 77,000-square-foot conference center combines non-traditional spaces and design to provide spaces for small groups visiting Las Vegas. With bookings now available, meeting planners can take advantage of the city's first Executive Meeting Center and an installation of Stay Well rooms and meeting space.
Park MGM's remodeled casino floor reflects the resort's outdoor inspiration. In keeping with Sydell Group's vision for maintaining key elements of the former space, the casino's design contains nods to its Monte Carlo roots, including the chandeliers, crown molding, and stained-glass ceiling, all of which have been refurbished.
Park Theater invites guests to see productions from world-famous artists. The theater is home to extended engagements with Bruno Mars, Cher, Ricky Martin – and soon – Lady Gaga.
For more information, visit www.mgmresorts.com.