In Sin City, Mandarin Oriental Ends Management Deal; Plus Two Renovations

LAS VEGAS—The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will no longer be managing its namesake location here, and two properties on the Strip are part of major renovations.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to Cease Management of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has received notice of termination of its management agreement for Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and will cease management of the hotel on Aug. 30. The termination is consequent to the sale of the hotel by CityCenter Holdings LLC, a joint venture between MGM Resorts and Infinity World Development Corp.

Mandarin Oriental launched the property in 2009 and is one of only 13 properties around the world to have received the Triple Forbes Five Star Award—three five-stars for the hotel, the spa and signature restaurant—which it has received for seven consecutive years.

“Mandarin Oriental currently has 16 hotel projects under development and remains committed to growing its portfolio globally,” said James Riley, group chief executive.

Bally’s Las Vegas Completes Resort Tower Renovation

Bally’s Las Vegas has completed a $125-million redesign of 2,052 guestrooms and suites in the Resort Tower. Nearly every guestroom at Bally’s Las Vegas has been renovated within the last four years.

The latest redesign has neutral, dark wood tones and pops of red throughout decorative accents and wallcoverings, with various geometric patterns to create a contemporary feel. Additional highlights of the rooms include USB charging stations, lounge furniture and reimagined bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers.

This year, Caesars Entertainment plans to renovate approximately 3,735 rooms in Las Vegas as part of its strategic Las Vegas room renovation plan, resulting in more than 15,500 renovated rooms (67%) since 2014. The company’s total Las Vegas room inventory is approximately 23,150. The recent Bally’s Las Vegas renovation followed the completion of the Jubilee Tower rooms and suites in early 2014.

Monte Carlo Officially Becomes Park MGM

With the lighting of its new marquee and hotel tower signs, Monte Carlo officially shed its name for a new identity—Park MGM—making way for the resort set for completion later this year.

When complete, the project, a partnership between Sydell Group and MGM Resorts International, will comprise two new distinct experiences: Park MGM, and a Las Vegas version of the NoMad, a stand-alone 292-room hotel encompassing the tower’s top four floors.

Beginning with the opening of the 5,200-seat Park Theater in December 2016, the resort has unveiled several new amenities including completely reimagined guestrooms and suites, food and beverage offerings, lounges, pools, meeting spaces and more. The evolution of the Park MGM experience will continue this year with the addition of nightlife; a new dining concept from Roy Choi embracing the energy of Los Angeles’ Koreatown; an Eataly marketplace designed specifically for Las Vegas; and the launch of Lady Gaga’s special engagement, among other elements.

NoMad Las Vegas will be housed within Park MGM with 292 guestrooms and suites; a dedicated entrance and lobby; high-limit gaming; a private pool environment; and the Las Vegas debut of Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park.