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Sin City is constantly building new hotels and tearing down old ones. The iconic Monte Carlo, a fixture on the Strip since 1996, was one of the largest hotels with more than 3,000 rooms. But over the years, a slew of newer, more luxurious hotels have surpassed that number, and pushed the Monte Carlo Resort into the rear-view mirror. Now the hotel is getting a major makeover.

MGM Resorts has shared plans of a major $450 million renovation and rebranding campaign for the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, changing the name of the property to the Park MGM hotel. Renovations are set to begin in the fall, with a projected reopening date of late 2018. The new hotel will have 2,700 rooms, incorporating some of the same European design elements guests are used to, as well as a full-scale Eataly marketplace. Monte Carlo’s hotel-within-a-hotel, Hotel 32, will be rebranded as the NoMad Las Vegas, similar to what MGM did with the Mandalay Bay Hotel and the Delano Hotel. The 292-room hotel will resemble the NoMad New York, and will give guests a quieter, more exclusive experience than the main tower of the Park MGM.

A rendering of the future Park Lobby at the Park MGM Resort Las Vegas. Image courtesy of PRNewswire.

The project will include renovated hotel guest rooms as well as new bar and restaurant offerings intended to connect to MGM’s new entertainment district, The Park, located between New York-New York and the former Monte Carlo. The new hotel is intended to appeal to a “younger, well-traveled” customer, as well as focusing on non-gaming ventures.

The proposed new dining area at the Park MGM Las Vegas. Image courtesy of PRNewswire.

Las Vegas hotels provide a great opportunity to take advantage of the fourth night free benefit from the Citi Prestige Card, especially if you manage to time your stay so your fourth night falls on a Saturday, typically the priciest night of the week in Vegas. Also, there are plenty of opportunities to earn points in Sin City when you stay at MGM Resorts, thanks to a new partnership with Hyatt.

Are you disappointed to see this Las Vegas icon go?

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