In December 2013, MGM National Harbor, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, was awarded the license to operate the sixth casino in the State of Maryland. A billion dollar Las Vegas style casino will be built in National Harbor, the waterfront development located on the Potomac River near Washington DC. The opening of the resort casino in Prince George’s County will create thousands of construction and more than 4,000 permanent jobs and generate millions in additional revenue for the county and the state. MGM National Harbor has named nationally regarded architectural, engineering and construction management firm McKissack & McKissack as Project Manager for the development of the casino. The property is projected to open in mid-2016.
The MGM Casino at National Harbor will attract local residents, but will also serve as a new amenity for the more than 40 million domestic and international visitors who travel to the capital region each year. The resort will be designed to include:
- 3,600 slots and 140 table games including poker
- a 300‐suite 4.5‐star quality hotel with luxury spa and rooftop pool
- high-end branded retail
- fine and casual dining – from both local and celebrity chefs
- a dedicated 1,200-seat theater venue
- 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space
- a 5,000-space parking structure.
About National HarborNational Harbor is a developing neighborhood located along the Potomac River with convenient access to Washington DC and Alexandria, Virginia. The mixed-use community includes hotels, restaurants, retail stores, condominiums, a full-service marina, a convention center, and commercial office space. Read more about National Harbor.
About McKissack & McKissack
McKissack & McKissack is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 50 program management and top 100 construction management for-fee firms in the United States. Among the firm’s acclaimed projects are The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball Stadium, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. McKissack & McKissack brings significant experience in developing green buildings, which will be critical in MGM’s commitment to build to LEED Gold standards. For more information, visit www.mckissackdc.com.
About MGM Resorts InternationalMGM Resorts is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resorts around the world including such iconic Las Vegas resorts as Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The company also operates MGM Macau and has many other partnership projects under development in China, India, the Middle East and other destinations around the world. For more information about the company, visit www.mgmresorts.com.
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