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MGM National Harbor

101 MGM National Avenue
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 749-7500
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Fast Facts

  • Opening December 8, 2016
  • Project cost: $1.4 billion
  • Location: Eastern shore of the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland; short distance south of Washington D.C. and across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from Alexandria, VA
  • Architectural design vision: Modern, bold and powerful design that draws inspiration from the capital’s monumental sense of place and the strength and timeless qualities of its historical monuments   
  • Views: Potomac River, Washington Monument, Capitol Building, Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor
  • 24 stories
  • 234 guest rooms and 74 suites including a Presidential and a Chairman Suite
  • Sustainable features include:
    • LED lighting
    • Water-saving fixtures
    • Bluetooth
    • WiFi technology
  • 3,000-seat theater
  • More than15 dining options from fast-casual to fine featuring three acclaimed chef-driven restaurants
  • 18,000 square feet of high-end branded retail
  • Two lively bar & lounge experiences
  • More than 125,000 square feet of gaming featuring 124 table games, 39 poker tables, 10 craps, 12 roulette, 25 variations of carnival games, 58 blackjack tables, 25 baccarat tables and 3,300 slot machines.
  • 27,000-square-foot Destination spa and salon
  • 50,000 square feet of meeting and convention facilities with confirgurations that range from 700 - 16,000 square feet 
  • The MGM National Harbor Heritage Collection, a permanent art collection featuring artwork inspired by the Capital Region’s rich history  
  • President & COO: Lorenzo Creighton
  • General Manager: Bill Boasberg
  • General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Construction Company
  • Architect of Record: Smith Group JJR
  • Design Architect: HKS Hospitality Group
  • Interior Design: KNA Design
  • Back-of-House Design: Hamilton Anderson Associates
  • Guest Room & Suite Design: Studio GAIA
  • Spa Design: Daroff Designs
  • Landscape Design: Mahan Rykiel
  • MGM National Harbor is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM)
Food & Beverage Program
Fine Dining 
  • Fish – Locally sourced ingredients, international cooking techniques and diverse flavor combinations from award-winning Spanish-American chef José Andrés. Menu features local favorites such as Maryland blue crab and Rappahannock oysters and time-honored dishes such as Tuna Tartare and Lobster Jambalaya. Interior space co-designed by Avenue Interiors and Cappella Garcia
  • Marcus – Named for Ethiopian-born and Sweden-raised chef Marcus Samuelsson, the 24-hour restaurant offers elegant comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlights include Sammy’s Chicken Waffles, Miss Leah’s Blackened Catfish, Muffin Top Pot Pie and Red Velvet Cake N’ Shake. Restaurant interior designed by Parts & Labor Design
  • Voltaggio Brothers Steak House – The first joint restaurant from the Maryland-native brothers, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio - Playful riffs on classic steakhouse fare include Shrimp Cocktail made with fermented radish and banana ketchup; the Iceberg wedge salad made with gorgonzola snow, pickled onions, and tomato jam; and the Russet Potato, a twice-baked potato made with bacon, potato and white cheddar foam, and smoked sour cream. Dessert options such as Maple Syrup-Soaked Baba and Meringue Pie round out the menu. Interior space designed by Design Bureaux 
Specialty Dining  
  • Ginger – Authentic Pan Asian restaurant features authentic cuisine including Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean
  • TAP Sports Bar – A high-energy restaurant and sports bar that offers regionally inspired comfort food
  • Both Tap and Ginger were designed by Studio McCormack
  • Bellagio Patisserie – A European-style pastry shop serves chocolates, pastries, Danishes, gelato, sandwiches, coffee drinks and more. Interior designs by Design Bureaux.
  • Starbucks – A premier roster and retailer of high-quality Arabica specialty coffee
  • National Market – A casual food market experience with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the Potomac, designed by Marshall Moya. Nine unique dining concepts include:
  • Amo Los Tacos A modern taco stand serving flavors of the Southwest
  • Bánh Mì – Vietnamese fare including bánh mi sandwiches, salad bowls, spring rolls, pho noodle soup and more
  • Bento – Japanese selections including fresh salmon, tuna, hamachi, octopus and halibut expertly prepared by highly trained sushi chefs
  • District Deli – Sandwiches featuring carved meats roasted on site, fresh bread and regional cheeses as well as cold-pressed organic juices
  • GWBW George Washington Beer & Wine – A contemporary bar offering a wide selection of beer and wine with a focus on regional varieties and local craft beers
  • Honey’s Fried Chicken & Donuts – A southern-style restaurant with a menu that includes savory options such as BBQ wings and buttermilk fried chicken as well as a sweet selection of donuts 
  • Pappas Crabcakes – Family-owned seafood market featuring signature crab cake specialties in addition to homemade soups, sandwiches and sides
  • S’Cream – A 50’s-style ice cream shop serving flavors with a modern sensibility such as salted caramel with truffle and farmer’s market strawberry
  • Shake Shack – Modern day “roadside” burgers with a menu that also includes hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries, frozen custards and more
  • Zizi’s Pizza – A New York-style pizza hotspot that captures the essence of wholesome Italian cooking with a homemade flair   
Entertainment & Nightlife
The Theater at MGM National Harbor
  • An exclusive booking partnership with Live Nation delivering a roster of A-list performers and high-profile events such as Bruno Mars, Cher, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Sting, Ricky Martin and more  
  • 3,000 seats with telescopic seating that allow for custom arrangements for each event
  • Ability to coordinate elegant banquets, wedding receptions, speaking engagements, product launches and more using the venue’s scalable chair and table designs
  • A wide range of food and beverage options for mid-show libations and bites
  • Seven VIP suites complete with private entrance, VIP lobby featuring a full-service bar and stylish décor, personalized catering offerings and the capability to combine The Theater’s three center suites to accommodate up to 200 guests
  • Theater interior design by Sceno Plus
Felt Bar & Lounge
  • A vibrant indoor/outdoor lounge by Clique Hospitality that integrates live music and DJ-driven sounds
  • Three distinct interior areas as well as a spacious outdoor terrace with views of the nation’s capital, a stone fire pit and comfortable seating
  • The region’s first tableside mixology program with classic and of-the-moment cocktails featuring fresh juices and colorful garnishes
Blossom Cocktail Lounge
  • The resort’s center bar by Clique Hospitality with décor inspired by the region’s iconic blooming cherry blossoms
  • A 24-hour gaming lounge
  • Modern cocktails, micro- and macro-brewed beers and creative, fun shooters 
The Conservatory
  • Designer: Ed Libby Company & Events
  • Displays of flora and high-quality materials in a theatrical presentation that changes seasonally
  • 15,000 square feet
  • Three display beds
  • Daily, 24 hours
  • Complimentary
SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker
  • The first standalone boutique for the line by Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Features the designer’s chic collection of shoes, handbags, accessories and the SJP LBD little black dress line   
Fink’s Jewelers
  • Fink’s, the celebrated regional jeweler, will open a Rolex-only boutique in June 2017 and offer a wide selection of timepieces from one of the premier names in luxury watches
  • The first East Coast location of the upscale men’s fashion destination offering hand-stitched, custom suits and shirts as well as styles by leading men’s brands
  • Luxury women’s boutique that provides an extensive selection of items ranging from iconic maisons de couture to the latest emerging talents
  • Breitling, the independent Swiss watch manufacturer and chronograph specialist, is scheduled to open a boutique in July 2017
  • Designer eyewear boutique that offers the latest trends in quality, stylish sunglasses with a personalized approach
  • Guests can take home a piece of the resort’s chic style with a range of versatile furnishings to complement any design aesthetic 
MGM Men’s
  • Collection of luxe accessories and opulent apparel for men 
  • Selection of extravagant trinkets, gadgets and souvenirs that make for delightful gifts 
  • Everyday items to make a trip to MGM National Harbor stress-free 
The Spa and Salon at MGM National Harbor
  • The 27,000-square-foot space spans two floors and features a spa, salon, deluxe fitness center, barber shop and extensive retail space
  • The expansive menu of massages, facials and body treatments has been exclusively designed by Clarins, renowned for its in-depth research and botanically rich products
  • Select signature treatments are exclusive to MGM National Harbor and a variety of Clarins’ products, usually reserved for online sales only, are available for purchase in the spa’s boutique
  • Features 11 treatment rooms, a couple’s treatment room, hydro-therapy and a Vichy room, among other amenities
  • The full-service salon includes four stylist stations, a color room, makeup room, four manicure stations and six pedicure stations
  • The men’s barber lounge features indulgent shaves and haircuts in a well-appointed, masculine setting
  • A spacious fitness center offers a wide variety of cardio machines and free weights, all overlooking the resort’s outdoor pool
  • Fitness classes include yoga, spin and Pilates, with personal trainers available for individual or small group instruction
Meetings & Events
  • 50,000 square feet of versatile meeting space with the capability to host small private gatherings, engaging meetings, wedding receptions and elegant galas
  • One 16,200-square-foot ballroom with a 6,000-square-foot outdoor terrace overlooking the Potomac, one 4,284-square-foot ballroom, three 1,838-square-foot meeting rooms and two boardrooms
  • Technology capabilities such as a video wall; a 64x64 matrix router that offers intra-room connectivity to share audio, video and data throughout any room in the conference center; fiber optic ports throughout the space; and built-in, 90-inch screens with video/teleconferencing capability in the boardrooms
  • Additional indoor and outdoor venues for groups to customize events include the 3,000-seat Theater at MGM National Harbor, a multi-use venue that can accommodate groups from 500 to 4,000; Potomac Plaza, an outdoor venue which offers breathtaking views and can accommodate groups of 50 to 500; the pool deck; Capital and Executive Corner Suites
  • Catering offerings range from popular regional cuisine featuring local-sourced foods to fine international fare   
MGM National Harbor Heritage Collection
  • A diverse collection of high-quality art integrated throughout the resort’s public spaces
  • Inspired by the rich heritage of the Capital Region
  • Will showcase commissioned and procured works by visionary local and international sculptors, photographers and mixed-media artists
  • Artists include Bob Dylan, Margaret Boozer, Alice Aycock, Sam Gilliam, John Dreyfuss, John Safer, Liao Yibai and Chul Hyun Ahn, among others 
Water Features
  • Two outdoor water features are designed by Fluidity Design Consultants
  • Potomac Plaza  
    • Vertical jets erupt from a 171-foot, oval-shaped pool that features frothy, white-water steps and cascading waters
    • Features 124 programmed vertical jets that shoot large-scale geometric shapes into the air lit by vibrant, color-changing LED lights. The jets self-adjust their heights in conjunction with wind levels
    • Runs 24 hours a day
  • Casino Arrival Water Wall
    • Flanking the main entrance to the casino are two sloped water walls. The left side is 44 feet long while the right is 140 feet long. Both sides are 20 feet tall
    • Water flows in varying sections down textured stone creating intriguing graphic patterns
    • The walls are lit by LED lights that display white or color-changing light onto the walls


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