Monte Carlo gets a deluxe makeover
It seems you can’t flip more than three channels these days without stumbling upon a home-makeover show, where a team of experts turn a house from drab to fab in under an hour. So it only makes sense that megaresorts on the Las Vegas Strip might roll the dice on property refreshes of their own. The most recent example? The erstwhile Monte Carlo, which recently underwent a complete renovation and has been rebranded as Park MGM.
Part of the MGM Resorts International portfolio, Park MGM is essentially a new hotel within the same exterior shell that has been in place since Monte Carlo opened nearly 22 years ago. The updated look—which was done in partnership with New York-based design and management firm the Sydell Group—extends from the hotel’s lobby to the casino and up to the 2,600 rooms. While the transformation inside is stunning, the crown jewel of the makeover can be found outdoors, where a run-of-the-mill pool scene has given way to a striking outdoor oasis.
Guests looking for some fun in the sun can now escape to a retreat that’s as elegant as it is vibrant. Conceived by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, the space features decor inspired by the South of France and an ambience that’s reminiscent of a country estate, including layered horticulture framing each of the north, south and east swimming pools. There are also a dozen cabanas for rent, an oversized heated spa, and multiple bars serving poolside eats and drinks.
For more formal dining, Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar arrives by way of Chicago, where it has long been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for offering a taste of fine French dining (minus the stuffiness). A more casual experience awaits at Primrose Café, Garden & Bar, an indoor-outdoor space that features a garden-inspired food and cocktail menu.
Indeed, from top to bottom and inside and out, there’s much to enjoy at Park MGM, where everything old is new again.
For more information, call 702.730.7777 or go to parkmgm.com