The Cordish Companies today broke ground on the new $200 million flagship LIVE! HOTEL at Maryland Live! Casino, in Hanover, MD. The 350,000- square- foot property features a 17-story hotel tower, making it the tallest building in Anne Arundel County, with 310 guest rooms, an event center, meeting spaces, new dining options, and a day spa/salon. It is the first hotel in the country to carry the Live! brand. Live! is one of the most prominent and successful names in entertainment, welcoming over 50 million guests annually across the United States.
Located within the Arundel Mills Commercial district next to Arundel Mills Mall – Maryland's #1 tourist destination attracting more than 14 million visitors per year – Live! Casino & Hotel will pair dynamic gaming entertainment at one of the nation's top grossing commercial casinos with luxury accommodations for guests seeking a world-class experience paired with Live!'s legendary reputation for fun and spontaneity.
"The Live! Hotel brand fills a niche in the hotel market that is completely unaddressed," said David Cordish, Chairman of The Cordish Companies. "We are providing customers with the best mix of gaming, entertainment, dining and retail with first-class overnight accommodations and superior customer service, which is a hallmark of the Live! brand. We are a family-owned company that is deeply committed to treating our guests like family. No one else is offering this kind of experience in one place."
With completion expected in the first quarter of 2018, Live! Hotel will feature guestrooms designed with a mix of modern style and chic, urban 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 capability for up to 800 guests. New dining options range from a 24-hour Café with community seating to a Gelato Bar offering expertly crafted espresso, coffee drinks, pastries and a variety of Italian specialty gelato. Guests can also relax at the Luxury Day Spa & Salon, featuring high end products, a full menu of spa services, and a state-of-the art Fitness Center.
"We are ensuring that everything our guests experience in the casino and at our other Live! properties around the country – first-class service, friendly atmosphere and an exciting environment – is reflected in Live! Hotels," said Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies and President of the Real Estate Division. "We are thrilled to launch our flagship Live! Hotel in Maryland and look forward to growing the brand domestically and internationally in premier entertainment destinations."
One of the leading development companies in the country, The Cordish Companies has a long history of award winning hotel developments, such as Charleston Place Hotel in South Carolina and the Hard Rock Casino Hotels in Tampa and Hollywood, Florida.
The flagship Live! Hotel will bring approximately $200 million of additional investment to 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 businesses.
The Live! Hotel will be owned and operated by The Cordish Companies. Others involved in the project include:
- Tutor Perini Building Corporation
- Klai Juba Wald Architects
- McLaren Engineering Group
- Laurence Lee Associates
- Cleo Design Corporation
- Selbert Perkins
- Corsi & Associates
- Lynne Curry Spa Consulting
- Giovanetti Schulman Associates