• 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.

Event planners often schedule meetings and events in natural places near wilderness areas, at waterfront resorts, and at mountain event spaces. But there are many ways to bring nature into your events by making use of the architectural concept of biophilic design, which can be defined as seeking to engage most people’s innate desires to affiliate with nature in the modern built environment. If you think of yourself as an “event architect,” you can use nature to stimulate the senses. 

 

It won’t be quite the same as ordering a pizza or nachos to be delivered to your front door but getting eats at venues is taking a leap toward convenience with a new collaboration: DoorDash has become ASM Global’s “On-Demand Delivery Platform” partner, launching at ASM Global’s top North American arenas, stadiums, theaters, and convention centers in the coming months. The partnership will allow attendees to skip traditional lines by leveraging DoorDash services to order within the arena for pickup.

 

Located on the River Walk, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk has completed its $38 million renovation just in time for its 40thanniversary. The renovation broke ground in December 2021. The hotel’s 602 guestrooms and 28 suites were redesigned to reflect an upscale urban experience.