Murren's goal to build 'iconic' destination at National Harbor

Oct 22, 2012 7:27 PM

In an interview with the Washington Business Journal last week, Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International (MGM) said his goal was to build an “iconic” destination at National Harbor resort if Question 7 is approved by Maryland voters.

“It’s an interesting journey that National Harbor has had,” he said. “I think it’s finally evolving into what it was meant to be, which is an international destination.”

Murren went on to describe the location as “having it all.” That includes access to three airports, potential for heavy charter business, excellent vehicular access, an elevated site with panoramic views of the Potomac River and the Washington monuments.

According to reporter Michael Neibauer, Murren said he believes 75 percent of the resort’s revenue would come from outside of Maryland.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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