MGM National Harbor, LLC, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International, selected Whiting-Turner as Prime General Contractor for the company’s planned destination resort in Prince George’s County. In this role, the Whiting-Turner team will direct, supervise and coordinate construction of the approximately $1 billion project.
“With its proven track record and a sterling reputation for excellence, our choice of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company really began to solidify when we realized that this is a company led by people who share some of our key company values, like working with minority-owned businesses and a commitment to sustainable building practices,” said Lorenzo Creighton, MGM National Harbor’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “This is a Maryland-based company with an admirable record and reputation in Prince George’s County. Whiting-Turner has stayed true to its roots and we feel will be the perfect partner to bring to life our vision for MGM National Harbor.”
Timothy J. Regan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Whiting-Turner added, “We are honored and delighted to have been selected by MGM for this prestigious, landmark project.”
With the General Contractor now in place, construction can begin within weeks. Site preparation work is already underway. It is anticipated Whiting-Turner will oversee dozens of subcontractor firms and more than 2,000 construction workers over the project’s expected two-year construction schedule. Target date for the resort opening is Summer 2016. The resort recently took steps to engage the local employment markets, already preparing to begin the process of hiring nearly 4,000 new hospitality positions.