KNA Design Tapped to Create Striking Decor for Resort’s Nightlife Venues
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (Nov. 3, 2016) – MGM National Harbor will redefine sophisticated nightlife with two new hotspots destined to become the standard for the Capital Region’s most discerning guests. Conceptualized by KNA Design, in collaboration with boutique hospitality company Clique Hospitality, Felt Bar & Lounge and Blossom Cocktail Lounge will offer unparalleled experiences, set amidst captivating décor envisioned by a team of interior design professionals.
“The design details of Felt and Blossom set the tone for the overall experience our guests will enjoy,” said Clique Hospitality CEO Andy Masi. “Extensive time by KNA Design was spent curating the style of the rooms as we wanted each destination to have its own look and feel. While each space will offer a different mood and ambiance, they will share the commitment to first-class service for which Clique Hospitality is known.”
KNA Design Owner Kirk Nix said, “Blossom will captivate the senses with light furnishings and fixtures dressed in rich color palettes of green, gold and maroon. Felt opens the door to a space with unobstructed views of the casino floor, mirrored ceilings and an expansive outdoor patio. Each venue offers intriguing décor elements that align with MGM National Harbor’s exceptional design.”
Felt Bar & Lounge
This cosmopolitan lounge honors Washington D.C. as a symbol of history where classical architecture meets modern archival library. On the perimeter, ebony bookshelves with gold leaf accents house archival books create a playful spirit and openness to the casino space and beyond. The sheltered interior of the room will invite guests in with a bar full of delightfully arranged liquors from around the world; finely placed pendulum light fixtures that denote the center of the action; and eye-catching black-and-white tiled flooring all centered on a color palette that is both vivid and bold.
An antique coffered ceiling will surround and follow the shape of the geometric carpet pattern as black and gold hues give the space a modern and slightly masculine feel. Versatile seating options will allow guests to sit and enjoy a drink along with convivial areas arranged for engaging conversation. Communal bar seating also will be available, designed for guests to linger indefinitely while relaxing with friends or meeting new ones. On select nights, live entertainment will set the tone for one of the region’s hottest new go to venues.
When the energy moves guests to experience a new scene, they may choose to move outdoors where they can enjoy views of the nation’s capital and the Potomac River, from Felt’s terrace, complete with a cozy stone firepit.
Blossom Cocktail Lounge
MGN National Harbor’s center bar is inspired by and pays homage to D.C.’s celebrated Cherry Blossom season. A beautiful print of the Cherry Blossom Bloom of 2015 by Prince George’s County photographer Ron Beverly will be featured on a large backlit wall within the space, giving the lounge a sense of its provenance.
A tree canopy composed of gold diamond shapes will adorn the exterior, creating a cocoon-like facade. Upon entering, all eyes will be drawn to the woven limestone bar where curated cocktails, shooters and micro- and macro- beers will be served up. Guests sitting at the bar also will have a bird’s eye view of gaming action at six blackjack tables located in the heart of the room. Overhead will be a sparkling chandelier, a fixture that exudes light from an array of cascading bronze-gold branches. The focal point accessory simultaneously suggests both sunlight and starlight, creating a centerpiece that animates the activity of the 24-hour gaming lounge. Eight high-definition TVs will allow guests to stay abreast of exciting game day action at all times.
Inviting plush and organically realized furnishings will grace the 3,000 square-foot room, allowing guests to sit comfortably on curved brown sofas, charcoal gray chairs, reclaimed wood communal tables and pillow-top bar stools. Backlit glass panels will line the walls creating a modern, effusive glow complemented by glossy, silver leaf panels on the ceiling above, evoking the lighthearted pleasure of sitting under a tree amongst its fallen petals. Dark stone flooring complemented by light gray columns will provide finishing touches for the polished look. With a prime location at the heart of the casino floor, the entire atmosphere will capture an exciting spirit for guests to enjoy the view whether they want to jump-start the night or unwind for the day.
About MGM National Harbor The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor’s unrivaled setting offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort will feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is scheduled to open December 8, 2016.
About Clique Hospitality
Clique Hospitality was founded by Andy Masi, the former Light Group founder and CEO, along with his partners Brian Massie and Shane Monaco. These three visionaries have helped change the dining and nightlife landscape of Las Vegas since 2001. Masi, as well as his partners within Clique, have dedicated their lives to making a simple night out more than just a memory, but also an experience. A boutique hospitality company, Clique specializes in upscale comfortable dining that sets trends, rather than follows them. Hearthstone, a Masi project that specializes in rustic American fare, reinvigorated Las Vegas’ Red Rock Resort, bringing in a more contemporary clientele with its worldly flavors. With eight restaurants and lounges in the pipeline in Nevada and California, Clique is transcending hospitality through service and operations, unabashed cuisine, appealing design and unrivaled desire.