HANOVER, Md., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel, Power Plant and Power Plant Live! ranked among the top five most popular tourist attractions in the Greater Baltimore region for the third consecutive year, as released by the Baltimore Business Journal. Together, the three highly-successful destinations attracted more than 22 million visitors in 2016.
The designation also marks the third straight year that Live! Casino received top honors in the publication's annual survey ranking attractions by the number of total visitors, with more than 10 million visitors per year.
"We are honored that Live! Casino, Power Plant and Power Plant Live! are recognized as the most predominant tourism destinations in the region," said David Cordish, CEO of The Cordish Companies. "As a family-owned company, we understand the value of treating guests like family and take pride in the level of quality and customer service offered to visitors at all of our properties nationwide."
"Live! Casino is proud to once again be recognized as the most popular tourist attraction in the Greater Baltimore region," said Travis Lamb, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Live! Casino & Hotel. "As we approach our 5th anniversary, it's gratifying to have maintained such a loyal customer base who return again and again to experience the friendly, comfortable and convenient gaming and entertainment experience that can only be found at Live! Casino."
Conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., Live! Casino & Hotel taps into one of the densest regional markets in the United States. The complex, which includes Live! Lofts boutique hotel and the future flagship luxury Live! Hotel, is next to the Arundel Mills Mall, making it the ideal setting for those seeking dynamic gaming entertainment with the convenience of world-class accommodations, retail and dining experiences all at one location. Live! Casino features more than 200 live action table games, approximately 4,000 slot machines, nine restaurants, including the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib, and a live entertainment venue.
Pratt Street's Power Plant, the Second most attended tourist destination in Baltimore, was developed in partnership with the City and is considered one of the leading entertainment projects in the United States. The Power Plant is a mixed-use project in the heart of Baltimore's World Famous Inner Harbor that features the Hard Rock Café, Barnes and Noble and Maryland's famed Phillips Seafood, along with spectacular loft offices and the headquarters of The Cordish Companies. Welcoming over 7.5 million visitors, the Power Plant continues to be one of the top family-friendly destinations in the country.
Attracting over 3.5 million attendees, Power Plant Live! ranks fourth on the list. Power Plant Live! is the redevelopment of two vacated city square blocks into an exciting $35 million, 550,000 square foot entertainment district, offering a range of restaurants, bars, comedy and a 1,600-occupancy state-of-the-art music venue. Located just one block from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and just a short walk from downtown hotels, Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Ravens M&T Bank Stadium and other major attractions, Power Plant Live! underwent a $10 million renovation in 2011 and now boasts a soaring outdoor roof covering the main plaza, permanent stage and outdoor LED screen, stunning multi-seasonal beer garden and a circular valet entrance.
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 pupusas. 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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