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HOSPITALITY PREVIEW
RENDERINGS: COURTESY HKS HOSPITALITY GROUP

Highly Anticipated Debut

MGM National Harbor Resort by HKS to Open in Late 2016
Near Washington, D.C.
The hotel rises from a tiered
resort platform (far right) that
is terraced into the landscape.
A large outdoor terrace
on the roof deck provides views
of the surrounding landscape
(right). The resort includes
a casino, theater, restaurant,
conference center, spa and salon,
and high-end retail (below).

Inspired by the topography of its hillside location
and the national monuments in nearby Washington,
D.C., HKS Hospitality Group has designed the MGM
National Harbor Resort that is set to open later this
year in National Harbor, Maryland. Located along
the Potomac River, this 1.7-million-square-foot
complex will be the first large-scale MGM resort
on the east coast.
The MGM National Harbor Resort incorporates
a 24-story, 300-room hotel that rises from a tiered
resort platform, which includes a 125,000-squarefoot casino, a 4,000-seat theater, 27,000 square feet
of conference space, a spa and salon, high-end retail,
and 12 restaurants from well-known chefs.
Eddie Abeyta, a principal in the Dallas office
of HKS, led the design of the resort. SmithGroupJJR
serves as the architect of record for the $1.3 billion
project, with KNA Design developing the casino
interior, and Studio GAIA responsible for the design
of the guestrooms.
The base structure of the resort complex
is terraced into the landscape to absorb a 90-foot
change in elevation, while also serving to conceal
a seven-story parking garage. The design takes
advantage of the views of Maryland, as well
as across the Potomac to Virginia and north
to Washington, D.C., with a large outdoor terrace
on the roof deck of the base building. Allowing
natural light to permeate the resort below,
an elongated horizontal skylight spans the length
of that roof. Interior illumination will be visible
around the roof's edges at night to produce
a dramatic glow. -HAYLEY ARSENAULT

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Product Focus: East Coast–West Coast Design
Product Briefs
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Vandal
Foxglove
Galaxy Macau
Seamarq Hotel
Palace Hotel
Kameha Grand Zurich
South Congress Hotel
MGM Harbor Resort
Designers Select: Hospitality
Sources
Ad Index
Exhibition: The Influence of Toyo Ito and SANAA
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