HANOVER, Md., July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Cordish Companies and Live! Casino & Hotel celebrated the Grand Opening of the flagship, luxury Live! Hotel, the first hotel in the world to carry the renowned Live! brand. The Live! Hotel adds 310 rooms, including 52 suites; two new restaurants, a luxury day Spa and Salon, a 4,000-seat Event Center, and Club 21, the only private gaming area in a hotel in Maryland, along with 2,000 new parking spaces, to one of the largest commercial casinos on the East Coast, significantly increasing its competitive edge among other gaming properties in the region.
The Grand Opening Celebration featured lavish red carpet arrivals from celebrity guests, including NBA legends “Dr. J” Julius Irving, Ron Harper, Harvey Grant, and Spud Webb; NFL greats Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, and Brian Mitchell. All seven athletes competed in a charity blackjack tournament at Club 21 prior to the grand opening. David Cordish announced the winner, Spud Webb, who chose the Boys & Girls Club as the recipient of the $5,000 grand prize. The event also included remarks from Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford and a high-flying performance on the side of the hotel tower by the world-renowned vertical dance troupe BANDALOOP. Guests were also treated to specialty cuisine from the new DAVID’S restaurant and enjoyed sweeping views of Baltimore and the surrounding region from CLUB 21, Maryland’s only private gaming room in a hotel, the pinnacle of luxury for gaming enthusiasts.