Yesterday, MGM National Harbor officials revealed that the casino will be home to two venues that will bring a little bit of Las Vegas hospitality to the nightlife of D.C. The casino will be working with Clique, a hospitality company led by Andy Masi, a well-known nightlife developer to create two lounge areas for MGM National Harbor, the Blossom Cocktail Lounge and the Felt Bar & Lounge.
In the press release, the MGM National Harbor General Manager, Bill Boasberg, pointed out that Andy and his team at Clique are true innovators in their industry and will be able to help the casino to define and execute what will become a key component to the resort experience. Boasberg believes that both of the new lounge areas will become destinations to see and be enjoyed by visitors as well as locals once completed.
Felt Bar & Lounge initial concept was created by KNA Design who worked with Masi and the team at Clique to create the overall look of the new lounge. The cocktail spot will feature views of the capital with an outdoor terrace space. Mixology will be used to create unique cocktails as well as classic favorites with tableside mixology also included. Guests will find a more interactive bar experience at this lounge as drinks are made in front of the tables and players are engaged in the mixing process.
On the casino floor, the Blossom Bar & Lounge will provide a sexy vibe for visitors to enjoy cocktails and mingling with other visitors. The lounge will have a circular bar that will overlook the gaming area. Beautiful light fixtures will be added that has petal-shaped globes with cherry blossom décor throughout.
On top of the unique bar design, each new lounge will include a high-end dining experience. Clique will be taking cues from other projects they completed in the past in regards to dining for the two new lounges, by using inspired designs from the Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellars found at the Red Rock Resort as well as other venues.
CEO and co-founder of Clique Hospitality, Andy Masi, stated that the Clique group is looking forward to bringing the new venues to life as their first ventures on the East Coast. By having a home base in Las Vegas, the company has been able to develop new ideas and concepts. The company will be incorporating the best of what they have learned as the new venues are created at MGM National Harbor.