With only two more floors of glass enclosure left to be built on the 24-story hotel tower, MGM National Harbor this week is unveiling details of the resort’s most luxurious suites with views of monumental Washington.The images offer a glimpse of the guest rooms at Maryland’s sixth casino resort, slated for an end-of-the-year opening, and come as the latest in a series of announcements from gambling giant MGM Resorts International as it advances construction of the $1.3 billion project on a 23-acre parcel overlooking the Potomac River in Prince George’s County.Just last week, the company launched a training facility for dealers in an expansion of its massive hiring undertaking for the resort’s 3,600 workers. In recent weeks, MGM National Harbor also disclosed a complete culinary portfolio and a permanent art collection from local and internationally known artists to be displayed on the resort grounds.

“This is really going to change the game in this area from an experience standpoint,” said MGM National Harbor General Manager Bill Boasberg. “We operate some of the most high-luxury resorts in the world between Bellagio and Aria and Mandalay Bay and the Mirage, and this rivals them in every aspect.”

It’s not only that MGM is bringing Las Vegas-style gambling to the capital region with a casino that will have 3,600 slot machines and 140 gambling tables, he said. It’s also the range of amenities that it hopes will distinguish MGM National Harbor, Boasberg said.

[The MGM National Harbor building is up, and set for an end-of-year opening]

The hotel, which MGM envisions will be rated at 4.5 stars, includes 234 standard guest rooms, averaging 400 square feet in size, and 74 luxury suites, featuring light-colored woods and warm earth tones aimed at creating a sophisticated soothing feeling and high-tech features that enable auto-adjusting temperature and lighting capabilities, LED lighting in the mirrors, along with WiFi and Bluetooth technology.The Studio Gaia, based in New York, designed the suites using colors that evoke the forest and water elements native to the Maryland area and feature floor-to-ceiling windows to allow for natural light and unblocked views of the capital region.“The views are just second-to-none. You can lay on your bed and overlook the Potomac, the monuments, the Capitol. It is all glass,” Boasberg said. “It’s really going to differentiate us from the hotel offerings in this area.”The suites range in size from 588 to 3,210 square feet, and each space is unique, from corner suites with TV sets that appear to be floating in air, an executive suite with a small library and reading room, and the most exclusive — a 3,210-square-foot suite featuring lavish master bathrooms with oval bathtubs designed with a view of Washington’s monuments.


Credit: Washington Post

A rendering of the bedroom area of an executive corner suite at MGM National Harbor. (MGM National Harbor& Studio GAIA)

A rendering of the chairman’s suite at MGM National Harbor. (MGM National Harbor & Studio GAIA)

A rendering of the living room area of the chairman’s suite at MGM National Harbor. (MGM National Harbor& Studio GAIA)

The MGM National Harbor resort includes 234 standard guest rooms averaging 400 square feet in size. They feature light-colored woods and monochromatic earth tones. (MGM Resorts International)