Shades of the Linq
The Monte Carlo in Las Vegas has a brand new look. With the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation, the resort has added a new outdoor plaza with live entertainment and a number of new dining options, including Diablo’s Cantina, a two-story Mexican restaurant; Japanese eatery Yusho; Double Barrel, the first authentic roadhouse from L.A.-based hospitality group SBE; the 800 Degrees pizzeria; Blvd. Creamery, an ice cream and dessert shop; and coffee shop Sambalatte.
Monte Carlo’s plaza is the first completed element of an interactive neighborhood in development by MGM Resorts International, the company announced. In addition to the plaza, the indoor-outdoor district includes “an energetic patio culture at New York-New York and the Park, a highly social dining and entertainment space leading up to a 20,000-seat world-class Las Vegas arena by MGM Resorts and AEG.” In its reach beyond the casino floor and by appealing to pedestrians, the development recalls Caesars Entertainment’s new Linq corridor, which is lined with boutiques and restaurants and capped by a 500-foot observation wheel.
The Park and arena at the Monte Carlo will be completed in spring 2016. The project “draws inspiration from historic promenades and squares,” the development partners said.