Located just minutes outside of Washington, DC, in Oxon Hill, Maryland, MGM National Harbor brings the best of entertainment to the nation’s capital, offering a wide range of playful activities that planners can incorporate into meetings.
“MGM National Harbor is an extraordinary entertainment resort that features amenities we can utilize to fit the needs of any client,” says Sheila Hession, executive director of sales at MGM National Harbor.
Those amenities include a 3,000-seat theater, known for hosting top-notch performers like Bruno Mars, Boyz II Men and Cher. There’s also the 27,000-sf luxury salon and spa, as well as high-end dining options such as Voltaggio Brothers Steakhouse (from celebrated chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio) and Fish by Jose Andres.
However, the chef-driven restaurants only make up two of the resort’s 12 dining options. The latest? Ostera Costa opened this past October as an MGM-owned concept. Groups can dine on southern Italian fare—including Neapolitan pizzas, handmade pastas, fresh seafood and house-baked bread—amid a vibrant design that takes attendees to Italy’s Amalfi Coast with bright colors and rustic touches reminiscent of the area’s picturesque villages.
And if gaming is what your group wants, there’s more than 150,000 sf of it, including the 38,000-sf addition that opened this past summer. The property’s 50,000 sf of meeting space includes areas that offer an abundance of light brought in via floor-to-ceiling windows, and planners can experience an award-winning culinary program that offers innovative catering menus. Chicken and waffles and a prime rib carving station make up the ultimate brunch, while a Maryland crab cake station, Indian spiced leg of lamb and fresh garden jars are just a few of the many dinner options.