NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Bringing the first luxury gaming resort experience to the Capital Region, the $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor will open Dec. 8, close to Washington D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River, it was announced Oct. 3.
On the accommodation side, 308 rooms and suites, ranging in size from 400 square feet to 3,210 square feet will feature wood millwork accents and floor-to-ceiling windows. Room and suite designs draw inspiration from forest and water elements native to Maryland.
With 50,000 square feet of meeting space, MGM National Harbor Conference Center will include two boardrooms, the 16,200-square-foot MGM Grand Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and a 6,000-square-foot terrace. Offering other event options is the 3,000-seat Theater at MGM National Harbor, with VIP suites and scalable chair and table designs, and the outdoor Potomac Plaza providing views of the nation’s capital. In addition, MGM National Harbor has partnered with Live Nation for entertainment programming at The Theater at MGM National Harbor.
The chef-driven food and beverage program at MGM National Harbor offers upscale and casual dining options. Acclaimed chefs José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, and Bryan and Michael Voltaggio each will introduce restaurants to the resort.
Replicating the ambience of a gourmet food festival, National Market will feature nine venues. Pan-Asian restaurant Ginger will serve authentic cuisine from regions throughout Asia, while TAP Sports Bar will offer regionally inspired comfort food.
European-inspired Bellagio Pâtisserie will feature a 26 foot chocolate fountain circulating nearly two tons of melted chocolate.
Clique Hospitality is creating two venues for socializing and cocktails — Felt Bar & Lounge, an indoor/outdoor lounge featuring a tableside mixology program; and Blossom Cocktail Lounge, inspired by Washington, D.C.’s famed cherry blossoms.
Just inside the hotel entrance will be a two-storey Conservatory featuring intricate design elements and floral combinations. The Conservatory will be visible throughout the central portion of the resort and viewable from several vantage points around the property. Five times per year, The display will change, once for each season plus a dedicated display in celebration of Lunar New Year.