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5 Reasons To Book Your Stay @ The Ritz-Carlton

Hello Peer Travelers,

Last week, I decided it was time to write about my travel experiences and journey as a young travel blogger. I mean, I travel with my family all the time and I love staying in hotels….I want to live in a hotel.

I had a blast at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Galleria in Tysons Corner, Virginia. We live in Bowie, Maryland which is 45 mins away and I had a fashion show at Neiman Marcus so mom thought it would be best to spend the entire weekend away. I was so happy.

Since my experience was so amazing at The Ritz-Carlton, here are 5 reasons why you should book your next stay:

1. The staff and service was incredible (since I’m only a fourth grader, I’m still learning words to use to describe things…mom would say…GET THE DICTIONARY, Aniya!) They even gave me apple cider in a fancy glass.

2. They have a really great spa and indoor pool and jacuzzi (I swam for 2 hours in that pool)

3. The room was very clean and we had great views of Tysons and DC skyline.

4. The Entyse Wine Bar Restaurant & Lounge and American Eats Tavern by Jose’ Andres’ has great dishes on the menu. Everything I ate for the entire weekend was #yummilicious❣❣

5. The best for last, The Ritz-Carlton is connected to Tysons Galleria Mall, how convenient is that❣ I was able to make my fashion show at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria on time. How cool is it that you and shop and relax at the same time.
All in all, my grandma, mom and I enjoyed our stay at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Galleria and there are some many things you can do in Tysons Corner for the whole family.

Until my next adventure, that’s all folks and thank you for reading my post.
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MGM National Harbor: Culinary Masters


Who doesn’t love food?? When it comes to regions and countries all over the world, cuisine is an art that only a few can really master. MGM is adding some great chefs to their culinary family; tourists and Maryland, DC and Virginia natives anticipates the culinary mastery and decadence this hotel and casino plans to bring to the table.

First up, is world-renowned, award-winning and cookbook author chef, Marcus Samuelsson, who’s culinary resume’ precedes his abilities, Chef Marcus has cooked for The Obamas and winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” Season 2. With restaurants in Harlem, NY and Bahamas – Chef Marcus can now add Maryland’s National Harbor to that list. “I’m super excited to be partnering with MGM on the opening of this hotel in National Harbor. It is a real privilege to be a part of such a great collection of chefs….,” stated Samuelsson.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

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MGM decided that a brother duo would be better than just having one open in the hotel, authentic collaboration is the synergy here. Maryland natives, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio have decide that this would take this opportunity to collaborate for the first ever in this kitchen venture. We are hoping that the two will take this region’s culinary inspirations and bring it new life. “We couldn’t have asked for a better partner to bring us together in our home town. By creating a world class experience where guests can eat, sleep, and play, MGM National Harbor is setting the stage for an exciting family reunion!”

Voltaggio Brothers - Chefs

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Chef Jose’ Andres will introduce his first seafood-focused concept overlooking the Potomac from the prow of MGM National Harbor. Chef Andres is named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People”  as well as other accolades in Bon Appetit and Conde’ Nast Traveler. Having attributed groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine in a group of restaurants throughout the country, from Washington, DC, Miami, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. “I’m thrilled to be announcing my first seafood restaurant in what will be the iconic MGM National Harbor, said Chef Andres.

Chef Jose'


To read more about the MGM National Harbor Culinary Program

MGM National Harbor Celebrated Chefs to Lead Resort’s Culinary Program


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