MGM National Harbor Opening This Week

If you’re feeling lucky in the D.C. area, this weekend could be a good one – the MGM at National Harbor opens this week! The $1.4 billion casino has been under construction since 2014 and is sure to bring fun and excitement to the DMV region.

MGM National Harbor Features

Representatives from the casino say the new 1 million square-foot MGM will bring “Vegas style gambling” to the nation’s capital. Besides 125,000 square feet of gaming areas, the casino also includes a 308-room hotel, 7 gourmet restaurants, and a 3,000-seat theater.

The casino also has a great lineup of stars opening up its theater. The first act at the new MGM will be legendary R&B group Boyz II Men on December 15th. Pop sensation Bruno Mars will perform on December 27, and classic rock staple Duran Duran will ring in the New Year with a show on December 31.

Traveling to DC for the MGM National Harbor

If you’re planning to visit the DC area to check out the new casino, you may want to seek accommodations outside of the National Harbor. The casino expects 30,000 visitors on its opening night, and room rates will be higher than usual. With competitive rates, close proximity to the National Harbor and a free shuttle to the metro, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir is a great place to stay while visiting the capital if you’re hoping to rendezvous with lady luck this December.

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