Bye Bye Monte Carlo! Las Vegas Casino Resort Being Replaced!

On Friday, MGM Resorts International announced the biggest of several recent changes to the Las Vegas Strip. This comes less than two months after MGM’s opening of The Park, a new urban oasis in the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard. Modeled on Nevada’s desert landscape and full of sculptures and water features, The Park is lined with an appealing array of indoor and outdoor bars and eateries, and serves as a pedestrian pathway to the new $375 million T-Mobile Arena, the biggest concert and event venue on the Strip. The Park is located between New York-New York and the casino resort formerly known as the Monte Carlo.

The Monte Carlo casino resort, a longtime fixture on the central Las Vegas Strip, will soon be no more. Photo: MGM Resorts
While the Monte Carlo offered a good value price point, great location, and had some interesting features, most notably its little known but excellent boutique resort within the resort, Hotel 32 and it early embrace of the city’s current outdoor dining and attraction trend with the Monte Carlo Plaza, it never had a cohesive theme or appeal the way most other big casino resorts do. That’s all about to change.
The $450 million transformation begins this fall and will result in an essentially new 2,700-room luxury resort, Park MGM. In addition to the new namesake upscale hotel, it will include a 292-room spin-off of the Sydell Group’s popular New York City lifestyle hotel, the NoMad. Two years ago MGM did a similar move in bringing Miami’s hip Delano to its Mandalay Bay Resort
Today it is the norm for almost every big casino resort in town (Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Aria, Mirage, Wynn, Mandalay Bay) to house at least one smaller, cooler, and typically more luxurious hotel within a hotel. For savvy and luxury-seeking travelers, these are almost always the best way to go when visiting.  Continue reading the full story on the Following Page

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