Mohamed Al-Fayed, owner of London’s famous Harrods department store and father of Dodi Fayed (Yes, the Diana Dodi Fayed) was in serious discussions with MGM Mirage [before and after the Mirage acquisition, and Mandalay Resorts Group before they got eaten by MGM Mirage] concerning the development of a massive Harrods Las Vegas resort and casino. They even went so far as to produce a scale model that sat on display in the London store (above right).
Well, that was then and this is now. If the hyperbolic ‘planning a building’ boom hadn’t sevened out of adjectives OR MGM’s CityCentertastrophe didn’t sink the company into a debt hole the size of Steve Wynn’s much beloved China didn’t already kill HarrodsLV, it was certainly this that did. go ahead and give it a read, we’ll wait.