The MGM National Harbor Casino is now open. It is a landmark project and may shape the way casinos develop in the US in the future.
The newest MGM National Harbor Casino is now open for business in the US
When this new casino opened yesterday there were massive traffic jams and the doors were closed when it became occupied to full capacity. Guests had to queue up until earlier guests left the building. The 5000 space car park was full to capacity after one hour of opening. The success of this new casino remains to be seem but it has to be said this was a hell of a jump start.
For the opening the Atrium was decked out with more than 70,000 flowers to celebrate Christmas. Something you would probably not see anywhere else. The atrium has a glass ceiling which brings plenty of light into the impressive public areas.
The MGM project cost 1.4 billion dollars and a taste of Las Vegas has been brought to the capital city, Washington DC. The complex is huge, it includes a hotel with 234 guest rooms and 74 suites. There are numerous dining options from fast food to fine gourmet dining. The resort also has a spa and many interesting retail units. There is a convention centre which doubles up as a 3000 seat theatre.
The theatre itself has bookings for international artists including Duran Duran, Bruno Mars, Lionel Ritchie, Ricky Martin and Cher. No doubt, that will be drawing a lot of visitors to the MGM National Harbor Casino.
If art is your thing, every aspect has been considered from the piece to the location to the orientation. Everything has been carefully selected and thoughtfully designed to complement the space. The art includes works by many well known artists, 14 in all so that gives you an idea of the scale of artwork at the new casino. Many visitors will be drawn by the artwork alone.
The National Harbor Casino
The heart of the complex is the casino itself which has 3,300 slot machines and 124 gaming tables. The casino offers a loyalty scheme which should help promote regular visitors. If you join the loyalty scheme you get a 15% discount on hotel rooms which are currently available from 200 dollars a night.
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