• 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.

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

While attending the 2022 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference on Sept. 21-23 in Snowmass, presenter Angie Briggs, vice president of industry relations for the U.S. Travel Association, spoke about the state of the tourism industry at the opening session and led a “Getting Candid About Workforce” seminar. During the workforce breakout session, she mentioned U.S. Travel’s Future of Travel Mobility Conference that took place on Sept.