Park MGM Is Finishing Up New Hotel Experience Plans

After four years of planning, the $650 million Park MGM project will be completed at the end of 2018 in Las Vegas. The collaboration between two hospitality brands – Sydell Group and MGM Resorts – pairs to create two new hotel experiences: a Las Vegas version of Sydell’s NoMad Hotel, and a new luxury resort, Park MGM.

Highlights of the Park MGM plan include:

  • Lady Gaga’s Enigma: The celebrated artist of stage and screen, Lady Gaga, will debut her first Las Vegas residency. The production will deliver two different shows: Lady Gaga Enigma and Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano.
  • The NoMad Experience: NoMad Hotel – a brand known for creating destinations through boutique hotels within revived buildings – spans Park MGM’s top four floors and 250 suites. The Jacques Garcia-designed concept includes casino and pool spaces, and food and beverage programming by Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara.
  • Best Friend by Roy Choi: Roy Choi will open his first restaurant outside of California, the original concept – Best Friend. Guests will enter Best Friend through a reverse speakeasy: a fully functioning, LA-inspired bodega containing a secret entrance to the main dining room.
  • On The Record: LA’s Houston Hospitality Group channels part speakeasy, part nightclub and a dash of karaoke in their Park MGM nightlife experience, On The Record. The space features different spaces inspired by different musical eras. Highlights of the experience include an indoor/outdoor patio bar, functioning record store entry, a sixties bus DJ booth, karaoke rooms, and cocktail programming.
  • Eataly Las Vegas: Eataly’s Italian marketplace experience will evolve for the Las Vegas Strip with a 40,000-square-foot venue serving dishes, ranging from Italian regional specialties including street food, Neapolitan pizzas, pastas and hand-pulled burrata made in-house. Guests will explore the flavors of Eataly at full-scale restaurants, shop for Italian products to bring home, and have a bite during live food demonstrations at several quick service outlets. 
  • Art Abounds: Curated by Parisian studio be-poles, Park MGM’s art program of collected and commissioned works spans every element of the resort — from the lobby to each guest room. Woven throughout the property, the collection features artists such as Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, Henrique Oliveira, Shoja Azari and Shahram Karimi.
  • Juniper Cocktail Lounge: The menu features drinks including handmade Ramos Gin Fizzes and the GnT, which allows guests to customize their own gin and tonic by selecting ingredients with the help of a fortuneteller.
  • Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar: Restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff’s Chicago favorite, Bavette’s Steakhouse, serves up steaks, classic sides, over-the-top desserts and an assortment of cocktails. It features a hidden parlor lounge, chandeliers, wood paneling, red banquettes and a mix of vintage art and murals by the acclaimed artist David Plunkert.
  • Primrose: Park MGM’s French-inspired three-meal café, Primrose. Alongside familiar dishes, like pancakes and burgers, the menu is spiked with French cuisine such as Coq au Riesling and Poisson Rôti.
  • The Final Piece of the Puzzle: Since 2009, MGM Resorts has worked on the redevelopment of the west side of The Strip to create their Neighborhood. The project began with the $8.5 billion CityCenter complex, which includes ARIA Resort & Casino, Vdara Hotel & Spa, and more. In 2016, The Park and T-Mobile arena joined, welcoming an outdoor district with cuisine and Burning Man’s Bliss Dance sculpture as well as the home of the NHL’s newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Park MGM is the final piece of the project, and it falls into place at the end of the year.

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