The Monte Carlo casino on the Las Vegas Strip is undergoing a transformation into a new upscale Park MGM casino-hotel.
The new casino has been designed to attract young, affluent gamblers who prefer elegant and modern aesthetics to themes and who travel to Las Vegas to enjoy all of its entertainment options, not just to gamble.
MGM Resorts International have partnered with New York hotelier Sydell Group for the $450 million redevelopment that will result in two hotels. The Park MGM will have 2,700 rooms and about 290 rooms from the existing hotel’s top floors will be transformed into NoMad Las Vegas, a version of the Sydell Group’s New York City property with the same name.
The new rooms have a cosy nook and a picture window, built-in settee, eclectic artwork and red or green accent walls. They have replaced the patterned carpets and curtains, cream-coloured walls and generic hotel furniture from the old hotel.
The company has redeveloped over 90% of the rooms and Sydell CEO Andrew Zobler said, “At the heart of what we do is we like to create a sense of community, a sense of warmth, almost like a residential feel. We create a place where you go and you kind of feel at home.”
It is expected that Park MGM will be finished in the first half of next year and the entire redevelopment will be completed by the end of 2018.
The casino is located in the centre of the Las Vegas Strip. While the original casino was modelled on Monaco’s famous Place du Casino, over time it lost its appeal and MGM hopes that the redevelopment will bring the property back to life.