Park MGM will continue its young tradition of bringing new operators to the Las Vegas Strip when LA-based Houston Hospitality, founded by twin bros Jonnie and Mark Houston, open On The Record at the refurbishing resort on New Year’s Eve.
“We have actually wished to bring a concept to Las Vegas for many years and Park MGM provided the perfect opportunity with this partnership and area,” stated the siblings in a declaration. “OTR will be the greatest project in our portfolio and we are honored to be in the company of the resort’s next-level food and drink and home entertainment offerings.”
The Monte Carlo resort formally became Park MGM in May. It has already opened Bavette’s Steakhouse (from Chicago) and prepares to open the Wanderer dining establishment and hotel (from New York City) and a restaurant from LA chef Roy Choi later on this year.
Although Park MGM has actually opened a few brand-new bar and lounge ideas recently, On The Record is the first genuine night life project revealed. Located off the main gambling establishment floor throughout from Park Theater, the 11,000-square-foot space will reflect a “modern-day speakeasy atmosphere where visitors can anticipate the unanticipated.” The three-room place will consist of indoor and outside areas and an “immersive and amusing covert club experience.”
“We’re excited that Jonnie and Mark are bringing their vision and talents to Park MGM, their first idea beyond Los Angeles,” stated MGM Resorts International President of Events and Night Life Sean Christie in the statement. “With OTR, they will bring their trademark design and 10 years of proven success to develop a distinct brand-new approach to nightlife on the Strip.”
Born and raised in LA, Mark and Jonnie Houston launched Piano Bar in 2008, followed by clubs La Descarga, Harvard & & Stone, Pour Vous, No Vacancy, Dirty Laundry, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, dining establishment Butchers and Barbers, and Break Space 86 at the Line hotel.