The long awaited MGM National Harbor Casino in nearby Prince George’s County is slated to have its grand opening on Thursday, December 8. The $1.4 billion resort encompasses far more than just the 125,000-square-foot casino. It also includes a 24-story luxury hotel with 300+ rooms and suites. Rates will run upwards of $400 per night for a room; $600+ for a suite. A conference center with 50,000 square feet of meeting space is also in the offerings.
DINING & ENTERTAINMENT AT MGM NATIONAL HARBOR
The resort will feature plentiful dining options for all budgets. The big name chefs opening restaurants in the complex include:
- FISH by José Andrés
- Marcus by Marcus Samuelsson
- Voltaggio Brothers Steak House by Bryan and Michael Voltaggio
Other dining options include National Market, a marketplace style dining option with nine different venues, Tap sports bar, Ginger Asian cuisine, and Bellagio Patisserie.
Also included in the resort are art installations, a conservatory, spa, fitness center,and several nightclubs/bars. A 3,000 seat theater will host headliners including Bruno Mars, Cher, Boyz II Men, and Duran Duran in its opening weeks. For the complete entertainment lineup, click here.
THE LOCAL IMPACT
With 20,000 expected daily visitors to the resort, traffic in and around the National Harbor is sure to be affected.
MGM officials expect the numbers of cars in the National Harbor area each week to rise from 90,000 to 180,000 but assure the public that 16 projects are underway to smooth the expected traffic.
The good news is that the resort is bringing more than 3,000 private sector jobs to our area, 40% of which must be awarded to residents of PG County.
We are anxious to check out the MGM National Harbor for ourselves and very eager to see the impact it has on the area, especially the Virginia side of the river.
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