Las Vegas is well known as a place that delights in reinventing itself, but The Park
, MGM Resorts International's newest addition to the Strip, overturns the fundamental design principal that has defined Las Vegas for many decades: Keep 'em inside the casino at all costs.
The growing importance of fine dining and shows to the Vegas Strip resorts' bottom lines has undercut the importance of keeping guests in the casinos, but the 8-acre outdoor Park between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York properties is an important step in acknowledging that visitors do not want to spend all of their time in air-conditioning under artificial lights.
Last week, Michael Dominguez, senior vice president and chief sales officer of MGM Resorts International, sat down with Incentive
to discuss The Park and the T-Mobile Arena. Michael Dominguez on The ParkMichael Dominguez on How The Park and Neighboring T-Mobile Arena Were Designed for Groups
The T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between MGM resorts and AEG, the company behind LA Live. Located between MGM's New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts, the 20,000-seat arena will host more than 100 events a year and is eventually expected to attract a professional hockey team. It has a number of "premium" offerings for entertaining and private events, including multiple bunker clubs, bunker suites, in-bowl sponsor zones, VIP drop-off zones with private lobbies, an 85-foot-high atrium, and numerous exterior balconies offering views of the Strip outside.