MGM National Harbor

  • Location:  National Harbor, Washington, DC
  • Year:  2016-11-30

Marshall Moya Design is Interior Designer for the “National Market” food hall at the new MGM Resorts International’s National Harbor venue.

Among a full slate of dining options, the National Market is part of MGM’s $1.3 billion resort and casino project in Prince George’s County. The Marshall Moya Design team has worked closely with MGM to frame the concept for the food hall, inspired by an outdoor urban market, where a variety of tastes, spices and culinary experiences can be found in an authentic, intimate and casual setting.

Like most food hall concepts, National Market will be approachable, convenient and affordable. But here, each venue will not only have an individual identity, it will tell a colorful story through unique, and sometimes unexpected, culinary and design accents.

The Market’s mexican venue, Amos Los Tacos, transports visitors to the Southwest, with its tangy house-made salsas; special water-jet cut tile in the space matches a mosaic inspired by flowers found in Mexico. S’cream, an old-fashioned ice cream shoppe, offers creamy house-made ice creams, and sends customers back to the 1950s with a retro color palette and creative 3D subway tile. Bahn Mi Vietnamese Kitchen will feature fresh green papaya and thai basil on Vietnamese sandwiches, served under specially-designed lighting that resembles straw accents one might find in a South East Asian market. At the seafood venue, all materials will look weathered, as if they have been exposed to sea air; ordering from the fresh fish selections will feel like being at a dockside market.