Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announces opening date, first lineup of concerts

April 18, 2018

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City (Rendering courtesy of Hard Rock International)

The following is a press release from Hard Rock International:

Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen, announced that June 28, 2018 is the Grand Opening date for the highly-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. This announcement included a star-studded entertainment lineup with more than 50 shows and events that will go on sale Friday, April 20.  This unprecedented event will create sound waves for the coastal town with over 200 nights of music, ranging from A-list artists, epic bands and headlining comedians. The unveiling of the Grand Opening date along with the all-star lineup and the hotel reservations announcements were revealed simultaneously at a three-city press conference in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlantic City.

 “The Grand Opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will set the tone for a new era of entertainment in Atlantic City. Our 500 million dollar, newly reimagined property will offer something for everyone and we’re thrilled to welcome our first guests in June,” stated Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be the new go-to destination for world-class entertainment, rock-star service and their signature legendary vibe. The music-inspired hotel will feature dynamic culinary experiences, superstar performances, sporting events, a beach bar and a spectacular casino complete with more than 2,100 slot machines and 120 table games. The entertainment lineup set to kick off the summer will include A-list talent and performances, such as Amy Schumer and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock plus over 50 shows and events booked for the new casino resort.

On any given day of the year, musical talent will include artists that are leading the music scene across the nation. From Country artists like Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Trace Adkins to Broadway sensations, such as Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet, guests will have access to a variety of genres. Legendary artists like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and rock favorites such as Pat BenatarNeil Giraldo and Rick Springfield, Steely Dan and Stone Temple Pilots with Bush & The Cult will all set the stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

2018 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP  

7/1 – 9/16- Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute

7/5- Third Eye Blind                                                                            

7/6 – Country Fridays featuring Kellie Pickler 

7/12 – Ted Nugent        

7/13 & 7/14 – Florida Georgia Line    

7/20 – Country Fridays featuring A Thousand Horses

7/21 – Chris Young                                          

7/26 – Pat BenatarNeil Giraldo and Rick Springfield                                   

7/26 – Rascal Flatts                                          

7/27 & 7/28 – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons                                           

8/1 – Stone Temple Pilots & Bush & The Cult 

8/4 – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes            

8/9 – George Thorogood                                              

8/11 – Million Dollar Quartet                                       

8/18 – Blake Shelton

8/23 – Counting Crows with LIVE                                          

8/26 – Toby Keith and Trace Adkins 

9/1 – Amy Schumer and Friends

9/8 – Fab Faux                                                  

9/22 – Cole Swindell                                         

10/13 – Steely Dan                                            

10/19 &10/20 – Kid Rock                                                                                            

10/30 – 11/4 – Rock of Ages

2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP (SO FAR)

4/30/19-5/6/19 – Kinky Boots  

*Tickets on sale Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. at http://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City launches online room reservations; visit www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com or call (609) 449-1000.  Hotel Guests can book now to experience music inspired offerings such as The Sound of Your Stay program.

Hard Rock International
With venues in 75 countries, including 181 cafes, 25 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL, both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include St. Petersburg, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

 

 

Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover, Maryland sets opening date: May 22, 2018

April 10, 2018

Live Casino & Hotel (Rendering courtesy of Live! Casino & Hotel)
Live Casino & Hotel (Rendering courtesy of Live! Casino & Hotel)

The following is a press release from Live! Casino & Hotel:

The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel today announced they will welcome the first overnight guests to the new luxury LIVE! HOTEL on TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018. The 310-room hotel is the first hotel in the world to carry The Cordish Companies’ nationally-renowned Live! brand. The Call Center is now accepting reservations at (443) 445-2929 or guests can book online at www.LiveCasinoHotel.com.

Located at Live! Casino, the 350,000- square- foot hotel features lavish guest rooms designed with a mix of modern style and chic, urban flare, along with public spaces showcasing floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings accented with striking chandeliers, and wood and polished marble throughout. New dining and nightlife options include DAVID’S, featuring 24-hour service and an eclectic menu of culinary creations inspired by The Cordish Companies’ Chairman David Cordish’s world travels; THE LOBBY BAR AT DAVID’S, with more than 50 seats and live entertainment, will serve as the centerpiece of the lobby area; and LUCKIES, offering expertly crafted espresso, Starbucks coffee drinks, fresh-baked pastries, and a wide variety of Italian specialty gelato. A new, expanded SHOP LIVE! retail store offers exclusive Live! logo merchandise, sundries, snacks and Maryland Lottery tickets.

The LIVE! SPA will provide hotel guests, casino visitors and day guests a luxurious and welcoming escape to relax and recharge. Managed in partnership with the award-winning boutique spa management company Trilogy Spa Holdings, the facility will offer a variety of massage therapies, body polishes, and body wraps, along with advanced skincare and anti-aging treatments from Villa Floriani. In addition to five spa-level guest suites with private in-room treatment areas, couples or friends can indulge in the duo treatment suite, equipped with massage tables and a tub for two. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate a fully-equipped gym offering full-body strength and cardio training, complete with picturesque window views of the dramatic surrounding landscape. The beauty salon will offer manicures, pedicures, hair services for individuals, and a featured outdoor patio area, ideal for groups of girlfriends, bridal and private parties.

“We are eager to welcome our first guests to Live! Hotel and show them something truly remarkable with this combination of dynamic gaming, first-class accommodations, entertainment, dining, and retail, along with our trademark customer service,” said David Cordish, Chairman of The Cordish Companies. “This all-inclusive experience has been a vision since we first opened Live! Casino, and it is thrilling to see it come to fruition in a way that exceeds even our greatest expectations.”

The final phase of opening will occur in June 2018, with the debut of the GRAND EVENT CENTER, featuring more than 20,000- square- feet of customizable event space, including a large ballroom with six breakout rooms and seating for up to 800; along with expansive pre-function space for business meetings, professional conferences, weddings, or corporate retreats. In addition, the Event Center will be home to a 1,500-seat concert venue with a built-in performance stage, featuring a regular lineup of headline entertainment to be announced.

A Phase 2 expansion project, to be completed in Spring 2019, will double the size of the meeting and banquet space to 40,000- square- feet, and enlarge the Event Center seating capacity to 4,000 seats for concerts, special events, conventions, and meeting space for both private and County events, such as High School graduations.

Live! Hotel and Live! Lofts
Located within the Arundel Mills Commercial District next to Arundel Mills Mall – Maryland’s top tourist destination attracting more than 14 million visitors per year – Live! Casino & Hotel will offer guests premier gaming entertainment at one of the country’s top commercial casinos along with luxury accommodations and world-class customer service.

Live! also operates LIVE! LOFTS, a boutique hotel minutes from the casino. Together, the properties will offer guests 560 rooms for overnight accommodations and nearly 25,000- square- feet of space for events and private meetings. An additional 20,000- square- feet of event space will be available following the Phase 2 expansion at Live! Hotel.

The Cordish Companies has a long history in development of iconic hospitality destinations, such as Charleston Place Hotel in South Carolina, and the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hotels in Tampa and Hollywood, Florida. Live! Hotel and Live! Lofts round out The Cordish Companies’ portfolio to include both luxury and boutique hotel accommodations. Expansion of both brands is planned across the United States and internationally.

“The Live! brand is recognized globally, but our home state of Maryland holds a special place in our hearts, making it especially meaningful to be opening our first Live! Hotel here,” said Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies and head of the Real Estate Division. “The combination we are now offering with the luxury Live! Hotel, Live! Lofts boutique hotel, and one of the nation’s top casinos is unmatched.”

Live! Hotel is now hiring for positions in all areas, including hotel management, environmental services, food and beverage, and spa services. For more information on available positions, please visit www.LiveCasinoHotel.com/jobs or meet in-person with a recruitment team member at the Live! Casino & Hotel Recruitment Center, located inside Arundel Mills Mall, next to Burlington Coat Factory.

About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimorecorridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7, Live! Casino features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. Coming Soon – the new Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio, the region’s first outdoor gaming area. The property offers world-class dining and entertainment, including the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; Bobby’s Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood Express; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; 8 at Luk Fu, featuring sushi and sashimi; Morty’s, a traditional NeAll Pagesw York-style deli; and En Vivo, with classic varieties of soft tacos and burritos. A sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the Live! experience. Opening Spring 2018, the new Live! Hotel will feature 310 luxury guest rooms, the Live! Spa; David’s, a 24-hour café; Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; The Lobby Bar at David’s; and a new 1,500-seat Performance Hall, featuring headline entertainment and more than 20,000- square- feet of meeting and event space. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at LiveCasinoHotel.com. Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit LiveCasinoHotel.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit LiveCasinoHotel.com/jobs.

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PAAtlantic City, NJCharleston, SCHouston, TXLouisville, KYKansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.

“The Cordish Companies,” “The Cordish Company” and “Cordish” are trademarks used under license by independent corporations, legal liability companies and partnerships (“Cordish Entities”). Each Cordish Entity is a separate, single-purpose legal entity that is solely responsible for its obligations and liabilities. No common operations or financial interdependency, and no intermingling of assets or liabilities of the Cordish Entities exists, or should be deemed to exist, as a result of the potential common reference to multiple independent entities operating under the names “Cordish,” “The Cordish Companies” or “The Cordish Company” here or elsewhere.

Huey Lewis and the News

April 14, 2018 UPDATE: Huey Lewis and the News were scheduled to perform at Live! Casino & Hotel’s grand opening on June 28 and 29, 2018, but the band has cancelled all of its performances this year, due to frontman Huey Lewis being diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease, an inner ear disorder that causes hearing loss, vertigo and ear pressure.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has grand opening for $6.2 million expansion, launches 2017 Battery Park Concert Series

June 9, 2017

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
(Rendering courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City)

The following is a press release from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City:

This weekend was a celebration of American icons for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City as it held a grand opening ceremony and guitar smash for its $6.2 million expansion and welcomed Willie Nelson, along with thousands of fans, as the opening act for the 2017 Battery Park Concert Series.

On June 9, in lieu of a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City hosted a grand opening guitar smash for its $6.2 million, nearly 8,000 square feet expansion. The expansion includes 60 new slot machines, two blackjack tables, a private lounge and a feature bar called the Wine Bar, offering 125 different labels and 20 wines by the glass.

“Every time I walk into this new space I’m amazed by how beautiful it is,” said Todd Moyer, general manager of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. “I am proud that we were able to use local contractors and craftsman to build such a great space. The feedback from our guests has been extraordinary.”

Lining the walls of the newest addition are icons of American music. The entrance to the new space is highlighted by full ensembles from Tom Petty and Jon Bon Jovi. Memorabilia from other American legends, including Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, SLASH and Willie Nelson, are prominently displayed on the walls of the newest gaming space.

Unique to the property’s memorabilia collection is custom artwork from artists Jay Bonadio and Adam Orr. Jay Bonadio is an Orlando-based artist who specializes in “Neo-Mosaic pop art” or what some may simple describe as shattered glass art. His most recent work, a portrayal of Bruce Springsteen, is now housed at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. San Diego artist Adam Orr’s work displays deep saturated colors with a very glossy, highly textured surface. Three of Adam’s original art pieces now reside at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, including a portrait of Willie Nelson.

“When looking for the quintessential artist to perform at our grand opening, Willie Nelson immediately came to mind.  His performance this weekend to celebrate this new space and to kick off the 2017 Battery Park Concert Series is truly a dream realized,” said Moyer. “We are all very excited to have Willie and other American musical icons identify this new space. Their music so often focused on the celebration of American pride and continues to inspire generations. They uniquely give the room its special vibe.”

Just over 4,000 fans are expected to attend the June 10 Willie Nelson & Family concert, the official kickoff to the 2017 Battery Park Concert Series. Additional shows for the outdoor summer concert series include Journey with Asia (June 30), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s Country Music Festival with Billy Currington, Chase Rice, Whiskey Myers, Michael Tyler & Filmore (July 22), Bret Michaels with Great White & Slaughter (July 28), Alanis Morissette (August 26) and Five Finger Death Punch (September 1).

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos now offering online discount rates for Hard Rock Rewards members

May 9, 2017

Hard Rock Hotels

The following is a press release from Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos:

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos announces its Rewards Member Rate, offering Hard Rock Rewards members exclusive discounted room rates when booking directly on HardRockHotels.com.

Rewards members will receive guaranteed low prices when booking direct, with participating properties offering minimum five percent off the best available rates. The brand’s exclusive guest loyalty program is free to join for all Hard Rock Fans worldwide, and was developed to recognize and reward Hard Rock’s dedicated fans with special privileges when they stay and play at participating Cafes, Rock Shops and Hotels.

“The days of searching endlessly online for the lowest price are no longer necessary, when booking direct saves time, money, and allows our fans to focus on the anticipated excitement of their upcoming stay,” said Amy Ceriani-Nelson, director of loyalty marketing, Hard Rock International.

“We want to thank our loyal Hard Rock Rewards members and ensure they are receiving the best possible rate when choosing to stay with us,” said Nora Swire, senior director of marketing, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. “From the moment our guests begin the booking process, to the second they step foot onto the property, our team is dedicated to creating an experience that rocks.”

To become a member of Hard Rock Rewards, fans simply sign up at hardrockrewards.com. Along with guaranteed low prices, members can enjoy the benefit of dedicated check in-lines, late check-outs, ability to earn hotel points towards free night stays, complimentary welcome amenities at participating hotels, and are able to manage account details on hardrockrewards.com.

Hard Rock in Atlantic City unveils renovation designs and plans

April 5, 2017

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City (Rendering courtesy of Hard Rock International)

The following is an excerpt from a Hard Rock International press release:

Hard Rock International has announced the completed acquisition as well as unveiled plans for the launch and significant redevelopment of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

The former Taj Mahal building will undergo an all-encompassing $375 million renovation and reopen in summer 2018. The upcoming Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is situated on 17 acres of prime Boardwalk real estate, offering vast views of the city and Atlantic Ocean.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will offer a range of gaming opportunities with 2,400 slots and 130 table games. Additionally, the casino will boast an entirely redesigned interior with first-class food and beverage concepts. Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City will move to a new 400-seat venue, including an improved stage and central location within the property featuring beach access. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will become the premier entertainment destination with live music, sporting events, conferences and shows with two separate arenas offering more than 7,000 seats total.

The entrance of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be completely reimagined, beginning with updating the existing facades along Pacific Avenue, at the resort entry, porte cochére and along the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a new check in experience and lobby lounge. Guestrooms and suites will undergo a complete renovation and redesign to offer lavishly appointed rooms in a setting that is anything but uptight. Meeting space will be updated to accommodate both large conventions and smaller events.

A full-service spa will feature relaxing and recharging treatments, and The Sound of Your Stay music amenity program will offer complimentary in-room Fender guitar checkouts. With Hard Rock International’s standing as curators of the world’s largest and most priceless music memorabilia collection, the property’s design will feature museum-like displays adorning the walls. Memorabilia for the hotel will be carefully hand-selected with a focus on contemporary musicians and artists who call New Jersey home.

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, Louisiana unveils $45 million expansion

January 19, 2017

 Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hote
(Photo courtesy of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel)

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel has unveiled its $45 million expansion project. The centerpiece of the project is a new 167-room hotel tower, completed in late 2016. The property’s original 200-room hotel tower also received a complete redesign.

All 367 rooms have a dark wood textures, chocolate and smoky grey color palettes, and abstract modern art. Also located in the new hotel tower is a 5,000-square-foot fitness center with a broad range of exercise equipment, studio space for fitness classes and locker rooms with wet and dry steam treatment areas.

Outside, guests can relax by the pool in a cabana or day bed, enjoying an entertaining atmosphere enhanced by a state-of-the-art sound system, outdoor bar and barbeque pit.

In early 2016, Delta Downs opened Rosewater Grill & Tavern, which has a menu of steak and seafood delivered with Louisiana flair.

MGM National Harbor: Inside the $1.4 billion resort in Maryland

December 15, 2016

MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, held its grand opening on December 8, 2016. The event included appearances by Sarah Jessica Parker, who greeted fans and signed autographs at her shoe store SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, her first permanent retail outlet. Celebrity chefs José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson and brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, who all have restaurants at the resort, also attended. Performances at the grand opening included those from Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil artists and dance group Jabbawockeez. Here’s an overview of the $1.4 billion property from MGM Resorts International.

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Fresh air meets breathtaking views on MGM National Harbor’s incredible outdoor plaza, which features a beautiful fountain alongside sweeping vistas overlooking the harbor, Potomac River and the nation’s capital. (Photo by Robb Scharetg)
Architecture. Inspired by the site’s high-profile hilltop and waterfront location where Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia come together, architect HKS Hospitality Group sought to design a monumental landmark that embodies the strength and timeless qualities of the Capital’s architectural legacy. Rising 24 stories, the hotel tower’s angled and knife-like edge recalls the strong vertical form of the Washington Monument. The tower is rotated 33 degrees from the project’s axis to be parallel with the National Mall, deepening the relationship between the site and the heart of the District.
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High atop the MGM Grand National Harbor Resort & Casino awaits the 23rd Floor view, which takes in much of Washington, D.C., as well as portions of Alexandria Virginia, Prince George’s County Maryland and parts of Arlington County, Virginia. (Photo by Rob Scharetg)
Accommodations. Designed by Studio Gaia, MGM National Harbor’s 308 rooms, including 74 suites, are a well-appointed getaway with floor-to-ceiling windows, rich wood and earth tones. For a special occasion, guests can indulge in one of the property’s 10 luxury suites, including the 3,210-square-foot Chairman Suite, which features panoramic views; up to three bedrooms; kitchen, wet bar and dining room table for eight; a secluded library and optional butler service.
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Short ribs from Marcus by Marcus Samuelsson (Photo courtesy of MGM Grand National Harbor)

In-Room Dining. Hotel guests can feast on the cuisine of James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson as he presents his first in-room dining experience. The Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised celebrated chef revives American comfort classics with gourmet cuisine worthy of a heralded restaurant, yet specially crafted to be enjoyed in the serenity of guests’ private retreats.

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The Theater at MGM National Harbor (Photo by Robb Scharetg)
Entertainment. The Theater at MGM National Harbor is an  entertainment venue designed by Scéno Plus showcasing a caliber of artists normally reserved for large-scale arenas in an intimate setting. The Theater’s initial lineup of A-list performers includes Bruno Mars, Cher, Sting, Ricky Martin, Duran Duran and Boyz II Men.
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Marcus by Marcus Samuelsson (Photo by Robb Scharetg)
Marcus by Marcus Samuelsson. Samuelsson debuted his first restaurant in the Capital Region–Marcus–designed by Parts and Labor. Offering all-day dining selections, the restaurant celebrates classic American dishes with the chef’s signature twist, inspired by local Maryland ingredients and traditions. The beverage program also highlights local craft breweries and an extensive bourbon selection. The back of the restaurant features a French-colonial sliding door that opens up to Sammy’s, a prohibition-style supper club offering live musical acts reminiscent of Harlem’s blues clubs.
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Voltaggio Brothers Steak House (Photo by Robb Scharetg)
 Voltaggio Brothers Steak House. Voltaggio Brothers Steak House marks the first joint restaurant venture for brothers and proud Maryland locals chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, known for their shared successes on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Reflective of its namesakes, the Voltaggio Brothers Steak House concept by Design Bureaux mirrors the rooms in a home, with each reflecting a different personality. The menu features both familiar and nuanced offerings, including playful riffs on classic steakhouse fare.
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Fish by Chef José Andrés (Photo by Robb Scharetg)
 Fish by José Andrés. Featuring indoor/outdoor seating overlooking the Potomac, Fish by chef José Andrés is a unique seafood-focused concept. The menu at Fish encompasses local favorites like Maryland blue crab and Rappahannock oysters, while incorporating time-honored cooking techniques from around the world through the preparations of dishes such as Tuna Tartare and Lobster Jambalaya. Guests also can choose from an array of innovative, hand-crafted cocktails and wines produced in regions known for the world’s best seafood. The restaurant was designed by Avenue Interiors and Capella Garcia.
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The National Market at the MGM Grand (Photo by Robb Scharetg)

National Market. Inspired by outdoor urban markets where a variety of tastes, spices and culinary experiences can be found, the Marshall Moya-designed National Market is an authentic, intimate and casual setting that transports guests to an epicenter of good eats. For the Market, MGM National Harbor’s Executive Chef Jason Johnston created original dining concepts inspired by his global travels and family recipes including Amos Los Tacos, Bánh Mì Vietnamese Kitchen, District Deli, Bento, GWBW George Washington Beer & Wine, Honey’s Fried Chicken & Doughnuts, S’Cream and ZiZi’s Pizza, joined by Maryland staple Pappa’s Crabcakes and national favorite Shake Shack.

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Tap Sports Bar (Photo by Robb Scharetg)

Tap Sports Bar. When dining at this high-energy restaurant and sports bar designed by Studio McCormack, guests can enjoy the latest sporting events on more than 90 TVs while surrounded by memorabilia from beloved local sports teams including the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and Washington Nationals. The menu features American sports bar favorites with a local touch, such as lobster beignets, Maryland crab soup, burnt ends BBQ pork baguette and Maryland crab cakes.

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Ginger (Photo by Robb Scharetg)

Ginger. A Pan Asian restaurant, Ginger offers authentic cuisine from regions throughout the continent including Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean. The concept was developed by a team of expert chefs from MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties and named for a common ingredient found in all Asian cuisine. Warm organic wood interiors by Studio McCormack create an inviting space to enjoy traditional dishes including dim sum, congee, curry, fried noodles and kimchi among many other offerings.

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Macarons at Bellagio Pâtisserie (Photo courtesy of MGM Grand National Harbor)

Bellagio Pâtisserie. Paying homage to the iconic European-inspired pastry shop at Bellagio in Las Vegas, this wonderland of sweets created by world-champion pastry chef Sylvain Bortolini features pastries, danishes, gelato, coffee drinks and retail items. Guests also can enjoy an array of savory delights, from Caprese Paninis to Quiche Lorraine, in this whimsical spot created by Design Bureaux.

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Conservatory (Photo by Robb Scharetg)

Conservatory. The centerpiece of MGM National Harbor is a floral wonderland that spans 15,000 square feet and features flowers grown by beloved local nonprofit Melwood. The property has partnered with famed designer Ed Libby to conceive the seasonal exhibits for The Conservatory, including one specially designed for Lunar New Year. The current display, “Holiday Reflections,” features more than 150,000 flowers in a contemporary holiday scene.

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“Portal,” a sculpted iron archway designed by Bob Dylan for MGM National Harbor, is his first permanent display of public art. (Photo by Robb Scharetg)

Art. MGM National Harbor’s Heritage Collection of art showcases commissioned and procured works by visionary local and international sculptors, photographers and mixed-media artists including Alice Aycock, Bob Dylan, Terry O’Neill, Margaret Boozer, Sam Gilliam and Ron Beverly among many others. The thoughtfully curated collection creates a bridge between art and entertainment integrating remarkable works throughout the resort’s public spaces.

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Spa & Salon (Photo by Robb Scharetg)

Spa & Salon. MGM National Harbor sets a new standard for the luxury spa experience in the Capital Region. Spanning two floors and 27,000 square feet, the Spa & Salon is an oasis with an expansive menu of treatments and products designed by renowned spa and skincare brand Clarins. Guests can indulge in 11 treatment rooms; separate men’s and women’s spas, steam rooms and saunas; a full-service salon; deluxe fitness center; barber shop; and retail space all created by Daroff Design. The Spa also features couples’ suites, hydrotherapy and a Vichy room for the ultimate weekend getaway.

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Felt Bar & Lounge (Photo by Robb Scharetg)
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Blossom Cocktail Lounge (Photo by Robb Scharetg)

Nightlife. Boutique nightlife operator Clique Hospitality has brought the Las Vegas nightlife scene to the East Coast with two distinct venues by KNA Design: Felt Bar & Lounge, which offers the region’s first tableside mixology program; and Blossom Cocktail Lounge, a 24-hour gaming lounge that pays homage to Washington, D.C.’s iconic cherry blossoms.

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MGM National Harbor’s casino floor. (Photo by Robb Scharetg)

Casino. MGM National Harbor’s 125,000-square-foot casino floor by KNA Design houses 124 table games, 39 poker tables, 10 craps tables, 12 roulette, 25 variations of carnival games, 58 blackjack tables, 25 baccarat tables and 3,300 slot machines. Guests can play first-to-market games, including a baccarat progressive, and enjoy a designated Asian gaming pit decorated with red lanterns symbolizing fortune and joy.

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Sarah Jessica Parker at SJP at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on December 8, 2016. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for MGM National Harbor)

Retail. The District is MGM National Harbor’s luxury retail corridor, spanning 18,000 square feet and offering first-to-market shops from celebrated brands and personalities, including Sarah Jessica Parker’s first standalone boutique, SJP, showcasing her coveted line of shoes and SJPLBD collection of little black dresses. Additional retailers include Las Vegas-born Stitched, local women’s boutique Ella Rue, designer sunglasses store Specs and world-renowned watch brand Rolex.

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Ballroom at MGM National Harbor (Rendering courtesy of MGM National Harbor)

Meetings & Event Space. MGM National Harbor features more than 50,000 square feet of meeting and convention space by Studio Gaia designed to host events of all sizes, including small gatherings, business meetings, wedding receptions and galas. The 16,200-square-foot MGM Grand Ballroom houses a stunning vantage point of the Potomac River and a 6,000-square-foot terrace overlooking the surrounding landscape.

Sustainability. MGM National Harbor has achieved LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it one of only six casinos worldwide and the second building in Prince George’s County to achieve this status. Key sustainability initiatives include an underground cistern to collect rain water for landscaping and a co-generation system to help channel waste heat through a chiller, cooling the resort.