Park MGM, Las Vegas’ newest resort, celebrated its official grand opening with the debut of Lady Gaga’s residency, the introduction of Las Vegas’ first Eataly and the launch of On The Record, a new speakeasy and club.
Lady Gaga performed before a sold-out crowd for the first night of her residency, which will run through 2019. Developed exclusively for Park MGM’s Park Theater, the six-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominated star’s engagement consists of two separate shows, each offering an immersive only-in-Vegas experience anchored by the pop star’s raw talent and sprinkled with her signature experimental performance art: LADY GAGA ENIGMA, a never-before-seen journey through the star’s pop hits and LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO, debuting January 20, featuring stripped-down versions of her hits alongside music from the Great American Songbook.
The inaugural performance of LADY GAGA ENIGMA had a crowd of more than 5,200 fans. Opening night guests included pop superstar Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom; Avengers actor Jeremy Renner; Foo Fighter’s lead singer Dave Grohl; current Queen frontman Adam Lambert; award-winning actress Marisa Tomei; Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba; a capella group Pentatonix; and actress and director Regina King.
Los Angeles scene-makers and twin brothers Jonnie and Mark Houston hosted the evening’s official after-party, premiering their new modern speakeasy and club concept, On The Record. Hidden behind a functioning record-store entry, the club spans three rooms, including indoor and outdoor spaces, dance floors, a patio bar and three hidden karaoke rooms. It also boasts a 25-seat Vinyl Parlor, where a lineup of bartenders from coast to coast serve as Bartenders-in-Residence.
Located directly on the Las Vegas Strip and serving as the new main entrance to Park MGM, the 40,000 square-foot Italian marketplace Eataly welcomed more than a thousand guests for its opening reception, which featured a pasta-ribbon cutting and a proclamation of December 27 as the official “Eataly Day” in Las Vegas. Guests waited excitedly to enter space full of food counters, bars, cafés and dining experiences offering traditional, authentic Italian food. Eataly Las Vegas introduces several new experiences, most notably Cucina del Mercato, or “Kitchen of the Market,” an open, counter-to-table space. The venue consists of six fresh counters where guests can eat what they shop, and shop what they eat.
The debuts of Lada Gaga, On The Record and Eataly mark the final stage of the two-year, $550 million development at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
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