Giant news coming out of MGM Resorts International. The Monte Carlo goes through a $450 million renovation that brings NoMad, the swanky hotel and restaurant out of New York City, another luxury hotel dubbed Park MGM and Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Eataly.
NoMad, the contemporary American restaurant from chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, anchors the NoMad hotel while Eataly — the Italian marketplace with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants — heads to the Park MGM. Humm and Guidara also run the three Michelin starred Eleven Madison Park in New York City.
MGM Resorts calls these restaurants and hotels "the final pieces of MGM Resorts' complete neighborhood redesign of the central Las Vegas Strip neighborhood, which began in 2009 with the introduction of CityCenter and saw the recent unveiling of The Park and … new T-Mobile Arena." Already under construction at the Monte Carlo, the Park Theater, a 5,300-seat, $100-million entertainment venue, opening later this year.
Sydell Group from investor Ron Burkle and founder Andrew Zobler plans to change just about everything at the Monte Carlo, including every food and beverage outlet. The Park MGM plans to feature nearly 2,700 rooms with a more residential feel to them. British designer Martin Brudnizki works on the resort's public areas to give them a "casually elegant design" with "clean lines" and "classically inspired European furnishings and a robust art program."
NoMad rings in much smaller at 292 rooms.
Back in 2012, Batali told Eater Vegas he was on the hunt for a smaller space for an Eataly in Las Vegas.
Construction at Park MGM and The NoMad Las Vegas get going in late 2016 and plan a late 2018 reveal.