Nestled in the heart of Philadelphia’s Stadium Entertainment District and spanning 1.5 million sq. ft., Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is slated to open on February 11 at 8 p.m.
Live! offers groups 208 guest rooms, 11 dining outlets and multiple bars, and sprawling meeting and event space.”We are beyond excited to go Live! in Philadelphia and bring this world-class gaming and entertainment destination to the heart of the Stadium District,” said Joe Billhimer, executive vice president, Cordish Gaming Group, in a statement. “What we have created here is unrivaled anywhere in the country. Sports fans, foodies, gaming enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a night of fun and excitement only has to make one stop to experience it all.”
Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia includes a luxury, 12-story, 208-room hotel, a variety of dining and entertainment options, and a six-room Event Center featuring 15,000 sq. ft. of customizable meeting space that can accommodate groups of 12 to 1,000 guests.
There is a large ballroom, two breakout rooms, expansive pre-function space, and three executive boardrooms. Meeting spaces are equipped with a seating capacity of 1,000, a performance stage, as well as high-tech A/V and sound systems throughout.
Dining and entertainment options at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia include The Prime Rib, a top steakhouse previously located in Center City; Sports & Social Philly, a sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge; Luk Fu, featuring the authentic flavors of Southeast Asia; 10th Street Market, a Philly-inspired food hall; and two venues from Guy Fieri.
This new property offers a multitude of options for groups as it located in the Philadelphia Sports Complex, adjacent to Xfinity Live!, Citizens Bank park and Lincoln Financial Field.
To prepare for its opening, the resort has developed a comprehensive Play It Safe plan, which is an enhanced health and sanitation program that allows for increased cleaning frequency, physical distancing, reduced occupancies, new technology and vigorous hygiene and health measures. Signage will be located throughout the facility to underscore all health and safety requirements.]
Key components of the Play It Safe plan include the installation of a state-of-the-art air purification system within the HVAC system to treat and clean the air in the facility, including any virus particulates. The system is designed to perform 12 air changes per hour throughout the casino floor, which is more than twice the frequency of most commercial buildings.
In addition, the Reel Clear slot management system will guarantee every customer who plays a slot machine is sitting down at a freshly sanitized machine and also has the capability to automatically social distance the customer from the nearest guest. The newly developed system can automatically shut down a slot after it has been played and can only be reactivated by an attendant after it has been sanitized. Also, once a player starts to play a newly sanitized machine, the system will lock down the machines on either side to enforce social distancing in areas not protected by plexiglass barriers. The system will also allow a patron to request their machine to be cleaned at any time.
“Our top priority is to provide a safe environment for our team members and guests,” Billhimer said. “We’ve gone through extraordinary measures to meet and exceed Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 guidelines to ensure all of our guests have fun and feel safe.”