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What do you think of The Park?

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by leo21, Apr 7, 2013.

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  1. leo21

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    I like it because I like to walk. Also, as cousineddie pointed out, beer garden and food trucks. Unfortunately the theme characters will probably congregate there.
     
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    So is Diablo's going to be removed? It's not mentioned anywhere and it's not in the renderings. Or will it be awkwardly in the middle of all that?

    EDIT: Nevermind. It's still in the last rendering on the NYNY site. Carry on.
     
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    I wonder if the card snappers in between NYNY and Monte Carlo will be forced out!
     
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    The Park sounds like a good idea but I wonder if it will
    become a haven for the homeless like in bigger cities?
     
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    They should of made the renderings more life-like by adding a few homeless on the benches and several card snappers standing in the park. We have several parks over taken by homeless in Florida.
     
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    Well said! Thank You
     
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    That "Park" is going to be on PRIVATE property, so MGM can kick out whoever they want on trespassing.
     
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    NYNY and Monte Carlo Renovations!

    Sorry if this was posted before, or in the wrong area, but what do you all think of the planned renovations to NYNY and Monte Carlo??

    I was reading through the press release and it looks to be really nice.

    Highlights include:
    - a 20,000-seat world class arena built in partnership with AEG
    - A large brand new public park area between the two casino properties
    - A two story Hershey store as part of the NY NY renovations near the Brooklyn Bridge
    - Extensive renovations to Nine Fine Irishmen and expansion of its patio
    - A Shake Shack!
    - New restaurants integrated with Monte Carlo including Sambalatte (a coffee place), Double Barrel (a casual roadhouse restaurant and bar) and 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (serving build-your-own personal pizzas)

    They plan to have some of it completed by 2014.

    I personally am very excited for this. I would definitely like to see a nice green area attached to the strip! And hopefully this could give a nice boost to Monte Carlo too!

    Check out the full release and photos here!

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    Can they grow trees like that in Vegas?
     
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    Checking it out I think it's a great idea that will lead to a huge boost for that end of The Strip.

    Monte Carlo is one of the places we usually stay at when in Vegas (lately we've been alternating between Monte Carlo and Aria) and though I like the front of Monte Carlo, I do think it is a pretty big waste of good space... same thing with the Brooklyn Bridge in front of NYNY.

    Yes, these things do give these places character and are part of its theme, but realistically what am I going to spend outside looking at the place? Maybe 5 minutes? 10? And thats over the course of a 5-7 day trip...
     
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    sure but they will just plant them that big or faux trees lol
     
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    Considering I never have any desire to walk by the Monte Carlo purely because of a lack of anything appealing to do or look at right there (and the long walk to get into Monte Carlo from the Strip), I don't really see a downside. I'm either going to like it and have a new area to explore or not like it and still not care about that section. Though I do agree heartily with the whole detheming nonsense. That's one of the big draws of Vegas and the Strip for me. More chains and bland "stylish" modern designs just makes this vacation destination less appealing to me. Too bad I'm plankton in an ocean of money and my opinion is pretty much worthless to those in charge of changes and renovations.
     
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    I agree PSM. The fantasy of Las Vegas was built right into the hotels them selves. That's what made the buildings along the strip interesting. To make it look like another urban city is to take away it's magic and charm. There is still some kid in all of us.
     
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    Linq, Parq...er, Park...yawn. Wonder if I can get an order of jalapeƱo poppers, or chicken fingers "with a twist" there? :rolleyes2:
     
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    The NYNY/Monte Carlo "Park"? On the Strip?

    Just found out about this on another website. I don't really like the idea of the NYNY/Monte Carlo "Park" deal. I get the whole New York park atmosphere, but I doubt it will be a nice place to sit & hang out- all the bums, beggars, porn slappers, ridiculous street performers, drunks, and strip club promoters will congragate there.

    From an article on it: "They like darting in and out of events, bars, lounges, clubs," he said. "That's an encouraging sign for us, because in the old days, Las Vegas was a place where gamblers went on vacation. Now it's a place where people may go on vacation and not gamble at all."

    http://www.philly.com/philly/travel/20130418_ap_lasvegasstriptogetnewyorkstylepublicpark.html

    Just as many of us suspected, they're starting to care LESS and LESS about the gamblers.
     
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    We crossed that threshold in the mid 2000s. Strip resort revenue consists of 66% room, food, drinks, shows, shopping, etc. and 34% gambling and the non gambling growth trend continues to grow. The Park, The Linq, The Bazaar (Bally's) continues the trend away from gambling started 10-15 years ago (Forum Shops, City Center, Fashion Store Mall, etc.).

    Those percentages were flipped during the Strips first 50 years (66% gambling vs. 34% resort revenue).

    What's in:Clubbing, Pool Parties, Shopping, Resort Fees, non-gambling visitors, autotune music / DJs, Kartrashians.

    What's out:Gambling visitors, good odds, comps (RFB), musicians / lounge acts.
     
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    NYNY used to be my favourite place to gamble when they had the Central Park themed casino with the Tuxedo chairs. Now i find the casino a bit boring and generic. I like the idea of a NY style park area, and surely if its on hotel property they can keep the porn slappers and tramps out?
     
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    This is correct.
    With the rapid expansion of tribal gaming (Indian casinos) as well as other areas legalizing casinos, Las Vegas has transitioned from a "gambling destination" to an "Adult Tourism Destination"....Boy, that makes it sound like a prostitution place, huh? Oh, wait a minute....

    People go Vegas now to do lots of things....nice hotel, a show, nice gourmet dinner, few buffets, some partying, some pampering and oh yeah, a bit of gambling.

    Gamble almost anywhere now, likely with looser slots or better table odds, so Las Vegas is now a "get away" destination
     
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    Pattie, YES YES YES! I totally agree. I didn't notice if the Bklyn Bridge was going away. If it does, why not just tear down the ENTIRE facade of NYNY. If a "New York, Central Park" kinda theme is what they're still trying to achieve, then the Bridge MUST stay.

    If they are redoing the frontage of the Monte Carlo, then why not just de-theme the entire hotel? It's what made Vegas Vegas.
     
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