MGM National Harbor Reveals Resort and Guest Room Design Inspired by Tradition of Nation's Capital

July 30, 2015
Resort to Combine Historic Elegance with Modern Luxuries

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering a taste of the striking interiors to come within the $1.3 billion resort, MGM National Harbor today unveiled the design of its luxurious guest rooms. Taking inspiration from the nation's capital, MGM National Harbor embraces a thoughtful design approach while catering to the modern expectations of today's discerning travelers.

MGM National Harbor, the 308-room luxury resort being developed just outside of Washington, D.C., unveiled today its guest room design. The $1.3 billion resort is expected to feature premier amenities and experiences including a dynamic casino; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with 3,000 transformable seats; 18,000 square feet of high-end branded retail; 27,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local and national chefs. MGM National Harbor is scheduled to open in the second half of 2016.

"The room designs are just the first peek into the incredible collection of amenities we've curated to create an unparalleled experience for locals and visitors from around the world," said MGM National Harbor General Manager Bill Boasberg. "In an area steeped in tradition, MGM National Harbor will honor the region's legacy through its design elements while creating a sophisticated resort experience." 

The architectural vision of MGM National Harbor embodies a contemporary, bold and progressive design achieved by seamlessly integrating natural materials to create simple, yet elegant, spaces.

GUEST ROOMS: A Luxurious Retreat
As they enter their 400-square-foot retreat, guests will be greeted by a serene setting that blends the resort's surrounding geography with comfortable, functional design.

Featuring light-colored woods and monochromatic earth tones, the rooms, designed by Studio GAIA, will invite the outside in to create a streamlined and refreshing environment. 

Floor-to-ceiling windows will immediately seduce guests with natural light and breathtaking views of the city's landscape. The spacious guest rooms will be stylish and refined with meticulous attention to detail throughout every corner of the space, from the stunning floor-to-ceiling millwork throughout the room to the functional desk space and comfortable seating area along the window wall.

In keeping with the resort's conservation-minded approach, motion sensors in each room will automatically adjust temperature and lighting to save energy when guests are not present. Advanced technology in all rooms will remember guests' temperature and lighting settings when exiting the room and resume those settings upon their return. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology will be standard throughout all rooms, enabling guests to conveniently stay connected to family, friends and business colleagues while on the road.

Each elegantly appointed guest bath will feature floor-to-ceiling millwork similar to that of a yacht's interior, while dual vanity sinks will be set within a dramatic polished black countertop.

Creating a sensual shadow play between the bathroom and bedroom, the shower will become a focal feature as it radiates a subtle opaque white light. Guest bathrooms will integrate sustainable features including LED lighting in the oversized mirrors as well as custom polished chrome low-flow, water-saving fixtures.

Thoughtful artistic touches will be featured throughout the resort and in the guest rooms. Just outside each bathroom, a distinctive piece of artwork inspired by the historic Washington, D.C. region will add to the overall ambiance of the room.

In addition to 234 standard guest rooms, MGM National Harbor will offer a premier selection of 74 suites ranging in size from 600 – 2,000 square feet, up to the luxurious 3,600-square-foot Presidential Suite.

The Resort
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) family, MGM National Harbor is located on the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The resort, scheduled to open in the second half of 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia.

The 24-story, 308-room resort is expected to feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space featuring slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with 3,000 transformable seats; 18,000 square feet of high-end branded retail; 27,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local and national chefs.

MGM National Harbor is being designed and built to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Design (LEED) Gold certification. Every element throughout the resort's interior and exterior architecture was designed with sustainability in mind, including extensive use of natural light, LED lighting and water-saving fixtures.

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About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  MGM National Harbor has based these statements on management's current expectations and assumptions and not on historical facts. Examples of these statements include statements regarding the contemplated design of the guest rooms and amenities at MGM National Harbor and the expected opening date of the casino resort. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements, including effects of economic and market conditions, competition with other destination travel locations throughout the United States and the world, and the design, timing and costs of the projects and risks relating to permits, licenses, financings, approvals and other contingencies and additional risks and uncertainties described in the MGM Resorts International Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports (including all amendments to those reports) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, MGM National Harbor is not undertaking any duty or obligation to update these statements publicly as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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