The Cordish Companies completed the exterior phase of construction on the Live! Hotel in Hanover, Md., with the placement of the final steel beam in a traditional “topping off” ceremony. The 350,000-square-foot hotel, located adjacent to Live! Casino, consists of a 17-story hotel tower, 310 guestrooms, an event center, meeting spaces, a day spa/salon, and David’s Café, a 24/7 dining establishment.
The property is the first hotel in the country to carry the Live! brand, and is located within the Arundel Mills Commercial District next to Arundel Mills Mall. Live! Casino & Hotel will offer guests gaming entertainment, along with luxury accommodations. 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,” David Cordish, chairman of The Cordish Companies, said in a statement. “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 previously developed hospitality projects 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. Expansion of both brands is planned across the United States and internationally.
“We can do things differently because we are a family-owned company,” Blake Cordish, VP of The Cordish Companies and head of its real estate division, said in a statement. “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 include guestrooms 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, offering a full menu of spa services and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.
Live! Hotel represents an 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 and veteran-owned business. Tutor Perini Building Corporation currently serves as the general contractor for the project.