MGM National Harbor Fact Sheet

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

  • Opening date: 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
    • Wi-Fi technology
  • 3,000-seat theater
  • More than 12 dining options from fast-casual to fine-dining featuring two 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 table games, poker tables, craps, roulette, variations of carnival games, blackjack tables, baccarat tables and slot machines.
  • 27,000-square-foot destination spa and salon
  • 50,000 square feet of meeting and convention facilities with configurations 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: Melonie Johnson
  • General Contractor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting 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 subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM)
     
Food & Beverage Program
Fine Dining
  • Fish by José Andrés – 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, Rappahannock oysters and time-honored dishes such as Tuna Tartare and Lobster Jambalaya. Interior space co-designed by Avenue Interiors and Cappella Garcia
  • 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  
  • TAP Sports Bar – A high-energy restaurant and sports bar  offering regionally inspired comfort food
  • Ginger – Authentic Pan Asian restaurant features authentic cuisine including Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean
  • Both TAP and Ginger were designed by Studio McCormack
  • Conservatory Café – Located in the resort atrium, this airy and approachable bistro offers a satisfying selection of comfort food, fresh smoothies, wines and spirits.
     
Fast-Casual 
  • Bellagio Patisserie – A European-style pastry shop serving 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
    • Fr3sh – A modern salad bar offering simple favorites complete with a wide variety of fresh ingredients, delicious dressings, soups and bowls customized to your preference.
    • 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 50s-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
    • Zizis 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 delivers a roster of A-list performers and high-profile events such as Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Cher, Jill Scot, Sting, Ricky Martin, The Roots and more  
  • 3,000 seats with telescopic seating that allows 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
  • Floral installations designed by 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
 
Retail
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, is a certified Rolex distributor offering a wide selection of timepieces from premier names in luxury watches
Stitched
  • 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
Breitling
  • Breitling, the independent Swiss watch manufacturer and chronograph specialist, offers signature time pieces all equipped with chronometer-certified movements
MCM
  • MCM, Modern Creation München, prides itself in manufacturing the finest quality leather bags and accessories that are stylish, functional and innovative in both materials and design
Specs
  • Designer eyewear boutique that offers the latest trends in quality, stylish sunglasses with a personalized approach
Accents
  • 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 
MGM & CO.
  • Selection of extravagant trinkets, gadgets and souvenirs that make for delightful gifts 
Essentials
  • 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 that continues to evolve with the addition of new installations
  • Inspired by the rich heritage of the Capital Region
  • Showcases 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 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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MGM National Harbor Sustainability Fact Sheet

Awards
  • MGM National Harbor has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certification
    • Is the first LEED Gold casino in DMV, second in Prince George’s County
    • Is one of six casinos nationwide with LEED Gold Status 

MGM National Harbor Employment Fun Facts

Pre-Launch
  • 45,000+ applications
  • 6,000 construction workers onsite since breaking ground
Employees
More than 3,600 employees
  • 100 job classifications
  • 48 percent of employees are from Prince George’s County, MD
  • 81 percent of employees self-identify as an ethnic minority

National Harbor - Community Overview

National Harbor is a master-planned eight-year-old micro-city located in Maryland and strategically situated on scenic waterfront on the historic Potomac River, just across from Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, D.C. It has rapidly become a tourism destination that attracts more than 12 million visitors annually.

National Harbor CVB Fact Sheet

National Harbor is a community unlike any other in the DC area. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River, just 15 minutes from DC, National Harbor has more than 3,000 hotel rooms, 150 stores. 30 restaurants, a world-class marina, and the Capital Wheel; all right on I-95.