MGM National Harbor Opens Near Washington, D.C.

(Photo by Stephen Wilkes) Photo by Stephen Wilkes

MGM National Harbor has celebrated its official opening on the 350-acre National Harbor site in Washington, D.C. 

The resort and casino, located on the banks of the Potomac River, has 308 guest rooms and suites, ranging from 400 to 3,210 square feet. The design of the rooms draws inspiration from the forest and water elements of the area.

Poker, a variety of table games, and over 3,300 slot machines are available in the 125,000-square-foot casino. For F&B, MGM National Harbor boasts celebrity chefs Jose Andres, Marcus Samuelsson, and Bryan and Michael Voltaggio. National Market will have nine different dining venues, ranging from Pan-Asian restaurant Ginger to TAP Sports Bar.

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Felt Bar & Lounge is an indoor/outdoor lounge, offering the region’s first tableside mixology program, and Blossom Cocktail Lounge has a design based off D.C.’s cherry blossoms.

MGM National Harbor also offers a concert series in partnership with Live Nation at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, a 3,000-seat venue complete with VIP suites and reconfigurable seating arrangements.

Local and international artists’ works will be on display throughout the property. The list includes: Bob Dylan, Margaret Boozer, Alice Aycock, Ron Beverly, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Sam Gilliam, John Dreyfuss, John Safer, Liao Yibai, and Chul Hyun Ahn, among others.

The National Harbor “micro-city” contains seven hotels, more than 160 retail shops, and more than 40 restaurants, more than 3,300 hotel rooms, and more than half-a-million square feet of meeting space. 

For more information, go to www.NationalHarbor.com or www.mgmnationalharbor.com.

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