• MGM National Harbor Makes Historic Debut

     
    POSTED January 29, 2017
     

Early last December, the MGM National Harbor opened in Washington, D.C., with views of the capital’s monuments, and a number of luxurious amenities to provide an unforgettable experience for their guests.

The opening night was a star-studded event with thousands of guest’s (5,000 to be specific) . In attendance were guests like Sarah Jessica Parker, 21 contestants from Miss World 2016, reigning Miss World Mireia Lalaguna, a number of artists from the property’s Heritage Collection and many more.

Revealing their new culinary concepts were Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés, who will lead seafood restaurant Fish, five-time James Beard award-winner Chef Marcus Samuelsson with MARCUS and Top Chef alumni Bryan and Michael Voltaggio opened Voltaggio Brothers Steak House.

Entertainment for the night included performances from Cirque du Soleil, the Jabbawockeez and the Blue Man Group. Angelito Baban and Jess Parrish carved a 5,500-pound lion made out of ice, while DJ Cee played music.

Also in attendance were MGM executives like Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM resorts; Bill Hornbuckle, president of MGM resorts; Anton Nikodemus, COO of MGM resorts; and more.

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

According to a survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), frequent travelers feel safer when hotels adhere to AHLA's Stay Safe guidelines, which detail cleaning protocols for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.