• MGM National Harbor to Open This December

     
    POSTED October 12, 2016
     

The first luxury gaming resort in Washington D.C., MGM National Harbor, is set to open on Dec. 8. Located minutes from the Potomac River, the resort is accepting reservations for stays beginning Dec. 10.

“After years of planning, designing and developing, we are thrilled that the moment is almost upon us to share this very special resort with the community and visitors from around the world," says Lorenzo Creighton, president, MGM National Harbor. "We are grateful to Prince George's County, the state of Maryland and all of the local designers, artisans and businesses that have collaborated with us to deliver this international resort with very local roots."

The 380-room resort features a range of amenities, including three restaurants, a European-inspired pastry shop, a 3,000-seat music venue, curated art displayed throughout the property, a conservatory, 50,000 square feet of meeting space, the Potomac Plaza, two nightlife lounges, more than 125,000 square feet of casino space and more.

To book a stay at the resort, head to their website mgmnationalharbor.com or call them at 844.646.6847.

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