May 24, 2019


Cordish Properties Welcomed More Than 22 Million People in 2018

Baltimore, MD (May 24, 2019) – The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel, Power Plant and Power Plant Live! were recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as three of the Top Five Most Popular Tourist Attractions in the Greater Baltimore region, welcoming more than 22 million visitors in 2018. 

“We are honored to have Live! Casino & Hotel, Power Plant and Power Plant Live! recognized as the leading tourism destinations in the region,” said David Cordish, Chairman of The Cordish Companies. “Our family-owned company is proud to call Baltimore home and we are thrilled to entertain both residents as well as visitors from around the world. It is our commitment to ensure that every guest is welcomed as a part of the Live! family at all of our properties.”

“As we approach the seventh anniversary of Live! Casino and the first anniversary of Live! Hotel, we want to thank our loyal customer base who return again and again, making us the most popular tourist attraction in the Greater Baltimore area,” said Anthony Faranca, General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel, which ranked in the top spot on the list. “This recognition allows us to reflect on our commitment to providing an unforgettable gaming and entertainment experience to all our guests on every visit. We have the best Team Members in the business and I want to congratulate all of them for a job well done!” 

Live! Casino & Hotel is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, located in the Washington DC/Baltimore corridor and adjacent to Arundel Mills Mall. This unique destination provides 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 and Maryland’s first outdoor gaming area, Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Approaching it’s one-year anniversary this summer, the flagship Live! Hotel is the tallest building in Anne Arundel County with 310 guest rooms that include 52 suites and features a luxury day spa that offers guests an opportunity to book a Spa Villa or Spa Suite for a more private in-room treatment experience. Visitors have the option of staying at Live! Lofts, a boutique hotel and sister property, just minutes away from the casino. Also featured at the property is Live! Event Center, a 4,000-seat venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment that will be opening its phase two expansion this year and will encompass 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. 

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. The Power Plant continues to be one of the top family-friendly destinations in the country. 

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 
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 24/7/365, the property features more than 200 live action table games, including a Poker Room; approximately 4,000 slot machines; two High Limit rooms; and the Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio. Guests can enjoy five-star accommodations, including 310 luxury guest rooms; the Live! Spa; world-class dining, featuring the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; David's, featuring global cuisine; Bobby's Burger Palace, from celebrated chef Bobby Flay; The Cheesecake Factory®; Luk Fu and 8 at Luk Fu, serving authentic sushi and Asian cuisine; Morty's Deli; Latin cuisine at En Vivo; Phillips® Seafood Express; and Luckies, offering Starbucks coffee, pastries, and Italian gelato; and a sizzling nightlife, including nightly entertainment at Live! Center Stage; the R Bar; and The Lobby Bar at David's. A 4,000-seat Event Center, opening in two phases, featuring 40,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space, and a performance venue with a regular lineup of headline entertainment 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. The newly-renovated Live! Lofts boutique hotel, located just minutes from the Casino, features 250 guest rooms and suites, and approximately 3,400-square-feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations, call 443-445-2929, or book online at Live! Casino & Hotel and Live! Lofts are owned and operated by a company that is affiliated with The Cordish Companies. Call 855-5MD-LIVE (855-563-5483); or visit or Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For employment opportunities, visit

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; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. 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. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies' Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 50 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. 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 or follow us on Twitter.

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