EURO CHIC? New images of Italian influence set for Las Vegas’s Park MGM

  • MGM Resorts International reveal images of how Park MGM will appear
  • Old Monte Carlo resort undergoing $450 million makeover

Last year, MGM and the Sydell Group announced that the Monte Carlo casino resort in Las Vegas would be renovated and transformed into Park MGM.

An artist's impression of the new Park MGM entrance. Picture: MGM Resorts International.
An artist’s impression of the new Park MGM entrance. Picture: MGM Resorts International.

The intent was to retain the building’s style and history, while incorporating European design influences and a strong brand connection.

Though construction has been long and slow, it appears that these intentions are coming to fruition thanks to newly released artist renders of the development.

MGM Resorts International included the images in their latest earnings presentation. The images support prior speculation and reveal something of how the resort will open onto the iconic Vegas Strip, with a large, pedestrianised ‘Eataly’, an Italian market and restaurant complex.

A walk in the Park

The new images show a revamped Monte Carlo, framed by Park Theatre and the Eataly complex. The new resort should be distinct from the old without a major break in theme, using a new exterior design that appears like a black border and updated lighting. Much of the resort will focus on the outdoor space, including al fresco dining.

An artist's rending of the Park MGM showing the Eataly entrance. Picture: MGM Resorts International
An artist’s rending of the Park MGM showing the Eataly entrance. Picture: MGM Resorts International

The plaza area in front of the Strip entrance is being made over, featuring landscaping and kiosks, with a focus on a market-style collection of eateries, led by the Eataly area. Cafes will mingle with kiosks selling products from Italian and local producers.

A multi-million makeover

The Monte Carlo makeover is set to take two years which will transform the 2,700-room luxury hotel resort. The revamp has been described by MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren as a ‘stem-to-stern’ reimagining, far from a simple change of décor. The revamp includes the development of a NoMad hotel – a popular retro hotel experience.

The upgraded rooms will allow Park MGM to charge more, but will not move into the highest bracket of Las Vegas hotels. Details have not yet been released of changes to the casino floor, though the Monte Carlo was previously known for eliminating a 00 from their roulette wheels, in order to offer the better house edge of European Roulette.

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