HANOVER, MD—The Cordish Cos. are talking withcounty officials about building a $200-million hotel adjacent toits Maryland Live Casino at Arundel Mills.

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An affiliate of Cordish owns the casino and David S.Cordish, chairman and CEO of the Baltimore-based company,says the hotel component was part of the original lease with theproperty owner.

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"That will be a phase two," Cordish says. "We're now turning ourattention to it." He says the hotel would likely be a mid- tohigh-rise tower next to the casino that will feature 300 rooms, aspa and possibly meeting space and could open by 2016, according tothe Baltimore Sun.

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"It's as much a reward for our base customers," Cordish says. "Alot of these gamblers go when you're sound asleep. It's 2, 3, 4 inthe morning. You're going to comp them a room. … We'll be able toadd another weapon to our arsenal." See story in theBaltimore Sun.

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John Jordan

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