Park MGM, the newest resort in Las Vegas, celebrated its official grand opening this weekend with the debut of Lady Gaga’s residency. The property that is now the Park MGM was formerly the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, and it has now been completely renovated as a luxury resort. The the upper floors have been converted into a new boutique hotel, NoMad Las Vegas.
Lady Gaga performed before a sold-out crowd for the first night of her residency, which will run through 2019. Her engagement was developed exclusively for Park MGM’s intimate Park Theater and consists of two separate shows: LADY GAGA ENIGMA, a never-before-seen journey through the star’s pop hits and LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO, debuting January 20th, featuring stripped-down versions of her hits alongside music from the Great American Songbook. With her amazing musical career and recent performance in “A Star is Born,” Lady Gaga is a popular as ever, so this is quite a coup for the new Park MGM.
The opening festivities also featured the introduction of Las Vegas’ first Eataly which is another coup for this resort. If you love Italian food you will absolutely love Eately, and we suspect this will be a very popular destination spot on the strip. The 40,000 square-foot Italian marketplace Eataly welcomed more than a thousand guests for its opening reception, which featured a pasta-ribbon cutting and a proclamation of December 27th as the official “Eataly Day” in Las Vegas. Eately offers a very unique and memorable experience, with vibrant space full of unique food counters, bars, cafés and dining experiences offering traditional, authentic Italian food. Eataly Las Vegas introduces several new experiences, most notably Cucina del Mercato, or “Kitchen of the Market,” an open, counter-to-table space that shatters the barrier between restaurants and store – a first for an Eataly in the United States. The venue consists of six fresh counters where guests can eat what they shop, and shop what they eat. We can’t wait to try it!