Hotel Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo Resort) in Las Vegas, Nevada is located on Las Vegas Boulevard, the so-called “Strip”.
It was opened on 21 June 1996 at 12.01 noon. The day before there was a “soft opening” for specially invited “VIPs”.
It’s north of New York-New York. Directly next to the northern entrance is a “CVS Pharmacy”. The MGM Grand Hotel is located diagonally opposite in southern direction, directly opposite a two-story Coca Cola devotional trade, an M&M devotional trade, GameWorld, and Showcase.
The hotel is mainly located on the east-west axis, thus it is almost perpendicular to the Strip. As usual, one first reaches a casino from the strip. At the western end of the casino are the hotel reception and a food court with Häagen-Dazs, McDonald’s, Sbarro, and Starbucks Coffee. The hotel also has numerous restaurants of different quality and price range. A pub sells six home-brewed beers. The pool landscape offers three pools, one for VIP guests only and one with ten-minute artificial waves, as well as a whirlpool and a Lazy River current channel.
As usual in Las Vegas, there is also a hotel “Shopping Mall” (shopping mall), which is rather small with about 20 shops.
The magician Lance Burton performed in the theatre for 14 years until September 2010.
The hotel is owned by MGM Resorts International, which also owns the MGM Grand, Bellagio, The Mirage, New York-New York, CityCenter, and several other properties.
The hotel itself is 32 floors high and has three wings. The middle one is perpendicular to the strip and goes out to the back. The two side wings are each at an (estimated) 110-degree angle with respect to the middle wing. The hotel has a total of approx. 3002 rooms, 257 of which are suites. In order to handle a large number of guests, there are about 30 check-in counters.
There are three different lift areas, each with six large-capacity lifts. In one area guests are handled for floors 3-12, in the next 12-23, and in the third 23-32.
The hotel’s allusion to Monte Carlo can only be seen on the façade, and no outstanding design features can be seen in the interior.
On 25 January 2008, the building was severely damaged by a major fire.
The resort was renovated from 2016 to 2018 and is now called Park MGM. The name Monte Carlo Resort has been removed from all things related to the resort such as facades and websites.