Big expansion plans for Maryland Live! Casino

- The Maryland Live Casino has unveiled plans for a new luxury hotel at the casino.

The Cordish Cos. real estate developer announced the construction schedule on Monday for the $200 million hotel. The 17-story building will be about 350,000 square feet.

Rob Norton, president of Cordish Global Gaming Group, says adding a resort hotel to the casino at Arundel Mills will make the state's largest casino more of a destination.

“Maryland Live! Casino is the premier gaming, entertainment and retail destination serving the
heart of the Baltimore/Washington population,” said Robert J. Norton, President, Cordish Global
Gaming Group. “The addition of our flagship Live! Hotel is just the latest investment we are
making to ensure Maryland Live! continues to be the preferred choice for visitors seeking a
world-class gaming and entertainment experience.”

Norton says the casino has about 3,000 employees. Nearly 400 more employees are expected to be added when the hotel, event center and restaurants are completed. Plans call for 310 guest rooms and a 24-hour cafe and day spa.

Groundbreaking on the hotel tower is scheduled for Fall 2016 with project completion slated for
4th Quarter 2017.

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 Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment
Management and International Urban Planning & Development.

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