Gaylord National Resort expanding its ballroom
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is well along on a $25 million expansion of its ballroom, which is scheduled to open in May.
The freestanding, waterfront ballroom offers 16,000 square feet of meeting space and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase views of the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria. It is located in the National Harbor mixed-use development in Prince Georges County, Md., just a few miles away from Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.
“The design of Riverview Ballroom has exceeded our expectations,” Doug Ridge, area general manager of Gaylord National Resort, said in a statement. “We have seen a positive response from our customers and believe this venue will be a premier location for upscale events in the Capital Region.”
RiverView Ballroom also will offer 10,000 square feet of outdoor event space to maximize its waterfront location.
Gaylord National is working with BLUR Workshop in Atlanta to complete the ballroom’s architectural and interior design.
The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is the largest, non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast, located along the banks of the Potomac River in National Harbor. Opened in April 2008, the center has 2,000 rooms and more than 500,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space. It's located in the same development as MGM's National Harbor casino and resort, which opened in December.