LAS VEGAS (May 24, 2017) – Renowned Chicago restaurant group Hogsalt is the latest collaborator announced by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and New York-based Sydell Group as part of the Park MGM culinary experience. Bavette’s, the brightest star of Hogsalt’s constellation of celebrated restaurant concepts, will make its mark on Las Vegas this October.
Like its Chicago sibling — feted by Esquire, Zagat, Food & Wine, OpenTable and tapped by Andrew Harper as one of the best steakhouses in the world —the new Bavette’s will deliver decadently reimagined steakhouse fare with a dash of French flair. The eclectic menu will use generous and sumptuous sides and desserts to frame impeccable classics such as multi-story seafood towers and a bone-in dry aged ribeye that will renew even the most jaded palate’s faith in steak.
A curated cocktail and wine program will both nod to the history of steakhouses and wholeheartedly embrace Bavette’s 1920s speakeasy vibe. Glowing chandeliers and sultry jazz will transport guests into an intimate space that blends Gilded Age opulence with the wood and leather comforts of chop houses gone by.
Hogsalt’s commitment to extraordinary food, genuine hospitality, and making the indulgent approachable, has yielded more than a dozen acclaimed establishments, including Gilt Bar, Doughnut Vault, Maude’s Liquor Bar and Au Cheval, an upscale diner praised by both Bon Appetit and Conde Nast Traveler for serving one of the country’s best burgers.
Hogsalt’s founder, Brendan Sodikoff, has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business and the Chicago Tribune for his creativity, attention to detail and high standards of service.
Andrew Zobler, Founder & CEO of Sydell Group, said, “Brendan delivers the best steak in Chicago period and pretty much it is harder to get a better steak than in that town which makes us thrilled to have him join with Eataly, NoMad, Bryce Shuman and us at the new Park MGM in what is shaping up to be the most exciting culinary destination in Las Vegas.”
Patrick Miller, the resort’s general manager, said, “With Bavette’s October opening, Brendan will make an unforgettable mark on the Las Vegas culinary scene. Standing out in the dense Chicago steakhouse world is no easy task, but Brendan and his team have created something very special at Bavette’s. The Vegas crowd is going to love it.”
THE DESTINATION: PARK MGM AND THE NOMAD LAS VEGAS
MGM Resorts and Sydell Group have spent the last year in design and development for the approximately $500 million transformation of Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Every element of the property has been reimagined and will result in the launch of two new distinct hotel experiences: a Las Vegas version of Sydell’s widely acclaimed NoMad Hotel, and the launch of a luxury hotel named Park MGM. In addition to fully redesigned and renovated hotel guest rooms, each hotel will feature innovative and exciting food & beverage experiences
unique to the Las Vegas market, including the award-winning NoMad restaurant by Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara; Primrose with renowned chef Bryce Shuman at the helm; and Eataly’s vibrant Italian marketplace with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants interspersed with high-quality products from sustainable Italian and local producers.
Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas become the final pieces of MGM Resorts’ complete neighborhood redesign of the central Las Vegas Strip neighborhood that began in 2009 with the introduction of CityCenter and includes the recent unveiling of The Park, a spectacular outdoor dining and entertainment district; and the stunning new T-Mobile Arena. Construction at Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas is well underway. New amenities will be unveiled in the months ahead with an anticipated completion date for the entire project in late 2018.
ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company opened MGM National Harbor in Maryland on December 8, 2016, and is in the process of developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 76 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2282), which owns MGM MACAU and is developing MGM COTAI, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine's 2016 list of World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
ABOUT SYDELL GROUP
A partnership between Ron Burkle and Andrew Zobler, the Sydell Group is the creator and manager of unique hotels deeply rooted in their location and architecture. Sydell’s core expertise is an ability to collaborate with original talent within the world of design, food & beverage, and retail, and bring them together in the creation of compelling new hotels that engage the communities around them. Sydell Group’s diverse portfolio of award-winning properties include The NoMad, New York; The Line Hotel, Los Angeles; Freehand Miami & Chicago; and The Ned, London; as well as upcoming openings in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and New York.