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New MGM National Harbor Accepted as Member of ALHI

The Luxurious New MGM National Harbor, Opening this December on the Banks of the  Potomac River, Accepted as the Newest Member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (November 2016) – Maryland’s luxurious new MGM National Harbor, which will open this December, has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Located just minutes from Washington, D.C., on the banks of the scenic Potomac River, the luxurious new $1.4 billion destination resort will be an amazing addition to the skyline of our Nation’s Capital. The resort is now served by the ALHI Global Sales Organization to the North American Meetings & Incentives marketplace, according to ALHI President Jim Schultenover.

Featuring a contemporary and progressive design, the world-class MGM National Harbor will be like no other in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region. Offering 308 elegant guest rooms and suites, the stunning resort will have 53,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, which includes the 16,137-square-foot MGM Grand Ballroom, boasting a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the Potomac River. Additional meeting and event options include the 4,300-square-foot Bellagio Ballroom, the Grand Ballroom Terrace, a state-of-the-art 3,000-seat theater, and picturesque Potomac Plaza (overlooking the harbor with breathtaking views of the Potomac and the nation’s capital). The well-appointed guest rooms and suites will have modern amenities, a 48-inch HD LCD TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi. In addition, the resort will offer a 125,000-square-foot casino, a 27,000-square-foot spa, celebrity chef restaurants, an authentic Pan Asian restaurant, a sports bar, patisserie, food market, and luxury retail shops. The resort is just seven miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and 36 miles from both Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Dulles International Airport (IAD).

In addition to becoming a new Member in ALHI’s worldwide portfolio, MGM National Harbor becomes the newest option in the “ALHI Entertainment & Gaming Collection” luxury brand segment.

“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 Schultenover. “We are proud and excited to showcase this outstanding new option to groups across North America.”

ALHI Expands GSO Relationship with MGMRI

The resort is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. The addition to ALHI’s portfolio further expands the longstanding relationship ALHI has with providing its Global Sales Organization (GSO) sales services across America and Canada to the MGM Resorts International family of resorts over the past 15 years.

In addition to MGM National Harbor, ALHI’s distinguished portfolio also features such other exceptional MGM Resorts International hotels and resorts as Las Vegas’ spectacular 4,004-room ARIA Resort & Casino and the adjacent all-suite, non-gaming Vdara Hotel & Spa; the renowned AAA Five-Diamond Bellagio; the acclaimed 5,000-room MGM Grand Las Vegas; the exquisite Skylofts at MGM Grand, located on the top two floors of MGM Grand; the adjacent and luxurious all-suite, non-gaming The Signature at MGM Grand; the famed Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, featuring 3,220 newly remodeled rooms and 2 million square feet of meeting space; the stylish, and incorporated 1,117-suite Delano Las Vegas; the AAA Four-Diamond, 3,044-room The Mirage; and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, featuring 2,992 well-appointed rooms and 30,446 square feet of meeting space. ALHI’s distinctive membership also includes MGM Resorts International’s extraordinary 1,740-room Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, the largest meeting resort or hotel in Mississippi; the AAA Four-Diamond MGM Grand Detroit, offering 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and the AAA Four-Diamond Borgata Hotel & Casino, featuring 2,800 guest rooms and 88,000 square feet of flexible meeting space in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

ALHI, the leading independent Global Sales Organization serving the North American Meetings & Incentive (M&I) marketplace, provides one-call local access for its distinguished Membership of over 250 luxury-level hotels and resorts, plus an Alliance including 23 luxury cruise ships appropriate for M&I programs, and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) in over 100 locations worldwide. The member dues-funded ALHI GSO has been serving its clientele with an impressive variety of Meeting & Incentive solutions around the globe for over 30 years.

ALHI (alhi.com) is a membership-based, dues-funded Global Sales Organization, providing extensive GSO sales services throughout the United States and Canada at no cost to the Accounts, while providing valuable services, expertise, local connectivity, market intelligence, and account advocacy.

Collectively ALHI is prepared to assist Accounts in the U.S. and Canada with their programs in the U.S.A. and over 90 other countries worldwide. ALHI provides a team of experienced, proven and knowledgeable sales professionals for Account advocacy with full market one-call professional GSO sales assistance and access to their distinctive hotels, resorts, and venue resources for M&I programs of any size and scope worldwide. ALHI helps Accounts best achieve their objectives and budgets, with distinctive venues, vital insights, and responsible service to enhance the ease and success of their programs.

For more information about ALHI, to inquire about any of the ALHI portfolio properties and Alliance partners, and/or to acquire a free copy of ALHI’s new “2017 Meeting Facilities Guide” or the ALHI app, contact your nearest of the 20 ALHI Global Sales offices situated coast-to-coast in the United States and in Canada, or call the “ALHI Group Desk” toll-free at 866-303-ALHI (2544), and visit alhi.com .

ALHI Global Sales offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond, Southern California (3), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Washington (state). For specifics, go to alhi.com to identify the nearest “ALHI GSO Team” sales professionals in your state/area.

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PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208 or klamonica@78Madison.com