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If you’ve ever driven past Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md., you know it’s not a sight to be ignored. Conveniently located off of Interstate 95 across from Old Town Alexandria, the impressive waterfront resort is the largest on the East Coast and has been the anchor to the booming National Harbor development since 2008.
Visitors to the resort and National Harbor destination will discover more than 150 shops including Tanger Outlets, 30 restaurants, entertainment and more. Two of the premiere attractions include The Capital Wheel – an observation wheel that soars 180 feet above the Potomac River – and the world class MGM National Harbor, which features more than 3,000 slot machines, luxury table games, celebrity chef dining and boutique shops. Overnight guests won’t need to travel far to try their luck!
All of this and more can be experience with a stay at National Harbor’s crown jewel hotel, Gaylord National Resort. Offering 1,996 rooms, a 19-story glass atrium, full-service spa, award-winning dining, shops and entertainment all under one roof, it’s only natural to want to stay the weekend at this luxurious resort.
Gaylord National provides an experience unlike anywhere else in the Washington, D.C. region. Guests will discover a lush garden atrium with blooms year-round and views that take full advantage of the beautiful sunsets on the Potomac River. The resort’s Atrium Fountain offers nightly, majestic display of lights, music and dancing water that shoots 60-feet high. Guests also can maintain their fitness routine with a state-of-the-art fitness center and junior-Olympic size pool.
After an invigorating workout or to escape the stresses of the day, Relâche Spa, which means “relax” in French, can pamper you to your heart’s desires with the utmost relaxing and rejuvenating spa experiences. Guests can choose from the spa’s extensive treatment list including body scrubs, body wraps, single and couple’s massages, facials, mani/pedis, men’s services, waxing and more. No matter the choice, the spa is sure to melt away your stresses and renew your mind, body and soul.
Seasoned vacationers know that no getaway is complete without exquisite gourmet dining, and Gaylord National is sure to not disappoint with its offerings. Seven restaurants, bars and cafés are spread throughout the resort and allow something for every taste bud. From tasty pub food at National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill to all natural, 1855 premium steak at the resort’s signature restaurant, Old Hickory Steakhouse, you’ll be at a loss for choices. Perhaps even more amazing than the variety of dining options is the resort’s signature, handcrafted beverage offerings from its Belvedere Lobby Bar and rooftop lounge, POSE, with the best views bar none of the Capital Region.
With an on-site tour desk, car service, rental cars and even a private pier with a water taxi service, Gaylord National can help you explore some of the area’s world-renown monuments, museums and historic attractions in Washington, D.C. and Old Town Alexandria with ease.
The resort also offers seasonal entertainment including its SummerFest offering featuring summertime activities for kids and adults, as well as its famed Christmas on the Potomac celebration featuring ICE!, a 9-degree, colorful ice sculpture attraction created from more than 2 million pounds of ice.
The WOW factor continues at Gaylord National when it comes to meetings and events, and the anticipation of the resorts new RiverView Ballroom has been well worth the wait. This breathtaking infinity ballroom is modern and uniquely designed with a column-free interior that takes advantage of the amazing views of the Capital Region and Potomac. Perfect for weddings and events, the 16,000 square-foot venue boasts 270 degrees of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and two large outdoor event terraces. From meetings to special occasions, RiverView Ballroom offers an unmatched setting, where every gathering is sure to be an unforgettable event!
Come discover for yourself why Gaylord National offers an unmatched waterfront experience in the Capital Region!