HANOVER, Md., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies today completed the exterior phase of construction on the FLAGSHIP LIVE! HOTEL with the placement of the final steel beam in a traditional "Topping Off" ceremony.
The 350,000-square-foot luxury hotel, located adjacent to LIVE! CASINO, features a 17-story hotel tower, 310 guest rooms, an event center, meeting spaces, a day spa/salon, and David's Café, a 24/7 dining establishment. It is the first hotel in the country to carry the Live! brand, world renowned for its spirit of fun and spontaneity.
Located within the Arundel Mills Commercial District next to Arundel Mills Mall, Live! Casino & Hotel will offer guests premier gaming entertainment at one of the country's top commercial casinos, along with luxury accommodations and world-class customer service. Live! also operates LIVE! LOFTS, a boutique hotel minutes from the casino. Together, the properties will offer guests 560 rooms for overnight accommodations and multiple spaces for events and private meetings.
"We are now one step closer to creating an experience that does not currently exist in the region today," said David Cordish, Chairman of The Cordish Companies. "Nowhere else can you find this mix of dynamic gaming, first-class accommodations, entertainment, dining, and retail, plus our trademark customer service. Guests know that when they come here, they are treated like part of our family."
The Cordish Companies has a long history in development of iconic hospitality destinations, such as Charleston Place Hotel in South Carolina, and the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hotels in Tampa and Hollywood, Florida. Live! Hotel and Live! Lofts are the first two hotels to carry the Live! moniker and round out The Cordish Companies' portfolio to include both luxury and boutique hotel accommodations. Expansion of both brands is planned across the United States and internationally.
"We can do things differently because we are a family-owned company," said Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies and head of the Real Estate Division. "The combination we are now offering with the luxury Live! Hotel, Live! Lofts boutique hotel, and one of the nation's top casinos is unmatched. We are especially excited to be introducing this concept in our family's hometown, where we have received so much support and worked very hard to give back to the community."
With completion scheduled for early 2018, Live! Hotel will feature comfortable guest rooms designed with a modern, contemporary flare; along with public spaces showcasing floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings accented with striking chandeliers, and wood and polished marble throughout.
The Grand Event Center will house a 1,500-seat concert venue with built-in performance stage and banquet seating for up to 800 guests. Dining options include David's Café, with dishes inspired by Chairman David Cordish's world travels. Guests can relax at the Live! Spa luxury day spa & salon, featuring high-end products, a full menu of spa services, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.
Live! Hotel represents a massive additional investment in Anne Arundel County, additional gaming revenue and taxes to the State of Maryland, approximately 400 new jobs for local and regional residents, approximately 550 construction jobs, nearly 1,000 new parking spaces, and numerous new vendor opportunities for local, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned business.
Tutor Perini Building Corporation currently serves as the General Contractor. The Cordish Companies has also assembled an award-winning team of contractors, project architects and designers for the project, including Klai Juba Wald Architects, McLaren Engineering Group, Laurence Lee Associates, Cleo Design Corporation, Selbert Perkins, Corsi & Associates, Lynne Curry Spa Consulting, Giovanetti Schulman Assoc., and EDSA.
Together, these celebrated firms are responsible for creating some of the most luxurious casinos, resorts and hotels in the world.
About Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
Coming soon ? the new flagship luxury Live! Hotel, scheduled to open 1st Quarter 2018. Now open ? the new Live! Lofts boutique hotel. Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor, just off I-95, Route 100 and the B/W Parkway at Arundel Mills. Open 24/7, Live! Casino features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 of the latest slot machines; and two High Limit rooms. The property offers world-class dining and entertainment, including the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; Morty's Delicatessen, a traditional New York-style deli; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; The Cheesecake Factory®; Phillips® Seafood Express; and the multi-station Live! Buffet. Two new eateries include 8 at Luk Fu, featuring sushi and sashimi; and En Vivo, with classic varieties of soft tacos and burritos. A sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar, completes the Live! experience. Enjoy secure covered parking with valet service and a free self-park garage with Park Assist® and direct elevator access to the casino floor. Live! Hotel will feature 310 luxury guest rooms, along with a lively bar and entertainment scene, a day spa and salon, an event center, and meeting facilities. Live! Lofts boutique hotel is located just minutes from the casino and open while renovations are underway. For reservations, call 443-445-2929. Live! Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit Marylandlivecasino.com or LiveCasino.social. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit www.jobsatmarylandlivecasino.com.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies' origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Coworking Spaces; Entertainment Districts; Gaming; Hotels; International Development; Private Equity; Residential; Restaurants; and Sports-Anchored Developments. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies' prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore's world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family's core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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