We first covered the transformation of the land north and west of New York-New York in 2016. The Park and T-Mobile Arena both opened in April of that year. Shortly after the opening of The Park and T-Mobile Arena, MGM Resorts announced that Monte Carlo would become Park MGM and NoMad Hotel.
A lot has happened since 2016. The Park serves as both a walkway to T-Mobile Arena and a drinking and an outdoor dining destination on the Vegas Strip. Park MGM is open and at the end of this month, the construction inside the casino-resort is complete.
All of the original tenants at The Park are still operating.
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Sake Rok
- Shake Shack
This year, there was finally a new addition to The Park. When Monte Carlo was closed, so was one of the best coffee shops in Las Vegas, Sambalatte. Drinking a delicious cup of coffee in the warm morning sun at The Park was a great way to start the day. Now, there’s a new place to grab a cup of Joe and some sweet treats right inside The Park.
Earlier this year Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas opened at The Park. This is a mini cafe pop-up shop promises to deliver a special outdoor cafe experience. The pop-up shop celebrates all things Hello Kitty and Las Vegas. They have collectible merchandise and delicious treats that are exclusive to The Park.
This isn’t just a merch store. They have Hello Kitty-themed crafted beverages, from coffee and espresso drinks to an array of lemonades, iced teas, and milk teas. There’s also a variety of delectable sweets will include Hello Kitty cakes, cookies, croissants, donuts and ice cream.
While the opening of The Park was smooth, the same can’t be said for Park MGM. The casino-resort never closed during construction. Reimaging of Monte Carlo has taken more than two years to complete but it’s just about finished. As of the writing of this post, the Money Line Sports Bar and Book is being renovated and construction is wrapping up on another bar. Both should be open by the end of the month.
Here are the current eateries at Park MGM and NoMad:
- Best Friend
- The Crack Shack
- Lala Noodle
- NoMad Restaurant
There are a few different bars and lounges at Park MGM for a variety of boozy experiences:
- Juniper Cocktail Lounge
- Mama Rabbit (opening later this month)
- Moneyline Sports Bar and Book (re-opening for football season)
- NoMad Bar
- On The Record (cocktail lounge and nightclub)
Guests at Park MGM can also grab a drink by the pool. Park MGM is also home to the Park Theater. The venue has regular touring concerts and special events. The Park Theater is also where residencies take place at Park MGM. Current resident artists include:
- Bruno Mars
- Janet Jackson
- Lady Gaga
- Bryan Newman
Entertainment in the area isn’t contained inside the Park Theater. T-Mobile Arena has concerts and sporting events regularly. The arena is also home to the Vegas Golden Knights. Heading back outside, The Park often has free entertainment throughout the year.
There’s so much happening between New York-New York, The Park, and Park MGM that the city of Las Vegas is building a bridge to connect the east side of the Vegas Strip (MGM Grand) to the west side. This should make it easier to get around town.