• 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.

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.