The confirmation earlier this month that Roy Choi was headed to the combination Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas resort is not the final revelation at the massive, $500 million makeover of the Monte Carlo resort, scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
While the casino floor continues to be upgraded, attention is now being focused on the NoMad sections of the building and a mystery, multi-million dollar project that points to a yet-to-be revealed nightlife component.
Paperwork was recently filed to add new retail to the resort, absent since the demolition of the Street of Dreams shopping strip that also acted a pedestrian corridor to Aria.
Now that the future Park MGM pools have been filled with water, work is also starting on the creation of the 22,000-square-foot, shaded NoMad pool deck, a private upper-level sanctuary for guests staying in the 292 rooms and suites on the highest levels of the hotel. For construction costs alone, this pool area has allocated an estimated budget of $6,963,173.
And as promised, the Sydell Group will soon begin work on the NoMad restaurant and NoMad Bar from chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara. One of the most eagerly anticipated arrivals of the year, the NoMad hotel lobby and restaurant will both be housed inside a 39,200-square-foot space known as the “Nomad lowrise.”
Renderings or extra details remain under wraps, but this two-story, phased portion of the resort’s makeover has its own combined, estimated construction budget of $16,249,298. A fall debut is promised for the bar and dining.
Despite all the scandal surrounding project figureheads Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, Eataly is still very much confirmed for the vast, Strip-facing frontage of the resort, debuting in the winter with “cafes, to-go counters, and sit-down restaurants.”
Still to come, a sports bar and lounge and the most surprising entry targeted for construction, a project repeatedly dubbed a “nightclub” in all recent paperwork.
Very little public information is currently available, except the size of the space, a substantial 54,546 square feet. That would make it bigger than the 38,000-square-foot Light at Mandalay Bay yet smaller than the 62,000-square-foot Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan.
No hint of a non-bar nightlife concept has been previously touted by MGM Resorts.