by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 07, 2016

The 308-room MGM National Harbor, opening Dec. 8, will be an Associated Luxury Hotels International property. The $1.4 billion property is on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md., across from Washington, D.C., and joins the ALHI Entertainment & Gaming Collection. 

The 53,000 square feet of meeting space at the resort will include the 16,137-square-foot MGM Grand Ballroom with a wall of windows overlooking the Potomac River. Groups also will be able to gather in the 4,300-square-foot Bellagio Ballroom, the Grand Ballroom Terrace, a state-of-the-art 3,000-seat theater, and the Potomac Plaza with views of the river and Washington. Rounding out the amenities, the property will open with a 125,000-square-foot casino, a 27,000-square-foot spa, celebrity chef restaurants, a Pan-Asian restaurant, a sports bar, a patisserie, a food market and luxury retail shops.

"Featuring an incredible setting on the Potomac, just minutes from Washington, D.C., MGM National Harbor is an all-new, world-class meeting option for groups of all sizes," said Jim Schultenover, president of ALHI. "We are proud and excited to showcase this outstanding new option to groups across North America." ALHI is a membership-based, dues-funded global sales organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States and Canada.