to Operate The Crosswinds Resort in Lithicum Heights, Maryland;
Expected to Cost $375 million, the Resort & Conference Center Will Include 4 Hotels, Waterpark
|Baltimore, Maryland (April 23, 2007) - Jay Patel, CEO/CFO of the ASHA
Companies, has announced development of The Crosswinds Resort, scheduled
to open in 2009. Ideally located, The Crosswinds Resort will be just minutes
from the Baltimore Washington International Airport, Baltimore’s famed
Inner Harbor and a short drive from Washington D.C.
Situated on 31 acres at International Drive just off West Nursery Road, the Crosswinds Resort will feature: 4 upscale full service hotels totaling 1,200 rooms, world-class conference and meeting space, an indoor aquatics center and a 140,000 sq. ft. picturesque “City Walk” showcasing multiple restaurants, entertainment venues and specialty retailers.
The Crosswinds Hotel will feature 350 deluxe themed suites tastefully decorated and designed to be family friendly and tech savvy. The Crosswinds Hotel will be connected to the 145,000 sq. ft. self contained indoor aquatics center featuring the East Coast’s largest collection of water slides and attractions.
The 4 star Crowne Plaza at The Crosswinds Resort will feature 350 rooms and numerous restaurants. This full service hotel will specialize in accommodations that exceed the expectations of even the most discriminating business traveler. The Crowne Plaza Hotel will be connected to the 120,000 sq. ft. Crosswinds Conference Center, which will showcase a 40,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, one of the largest free-spanning ballrooms on the East Coast, over 20 break-out rooms, a 200 seat symposium theatre with tomorrow’s technology, and a junior ballroom / exhibit hall.
The resort will include over 140,000 sq. ft. of restaurant, entertainment and retail venues, including 8 themed and specialty restaurants from upscale casual family-style Italian, seafood, sports bar and grill to 5 star fine dining; a 25,000 sq. ft. Health Club, a 5,000 sq. ft. world-class Day Spa, 10,000 sq. ft. family entertainment center, and boutique specialty shops. Completing the resort’s hotel options will be a 200 room Intercontinental Hotel Indigo and a 300 room full service all suites extended stay hotel.
Developed by ASHA Companies, The Crosswinds Resort promises to be the perfect destination for families, business travelers and conferences alike. “The Crosswinds Resort will bring much needed world class conference space to the market along with many other amenities and a large indoor aquatics center. Combined, all of these components will make The Crosswinds Resort the perfect home base to stay at when visiting the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. region,” said Jay Patel, CEO/CFO of ASHA Companies, the Mid Atlantic’s premiere hospitality and mixed-use development company. “Our goal is to provide a superior guest experience. This will be achieved through the combination of a spectacularly designed environment, an abundance of resort amenities and the highest level of service provided by a dedicated staff.”
The Crosswinds Resort will be professionally managed by American Resort
Management, LLC of Erie, Pennsylvania. “The resort has been masterfully
designed to stimulate the senses and immerse guests in surroundings that
will seemingly whisk them to a beautiful location thousands of miles away.
Focusing on personalized service, there will be a dedication to delivering
exceptional guest experiences,” stated Richard Coleman, Senior Vice President
of American Resort Management.
The year round destination resort, projected to cost over $375 million, signifies one of the largest developments on the East Coast. In addition to the considerable development cost, long-term local and regional economic impact will be in the tens of millions of dollars in annual tax revenues and spin off industry impact. Dedicated to being the employer of choice, The Crosswinds Resort will provide year round employment to over 1,000 full and part time staff offering attractive wages and a comprehensive benefit package including a free on site professionally staffed day care facility.
|Also See:||Asha Cos., Developing a Complex Called the Grand Isle Resort Near Baltimore's BWI Airport; Plans Include a 300 room Crowne Plaza, 82,000 sq ft Conference Center and a 130,000 sq ft Water Park / March 2007|
|Asha Companies Building Four Hotel Indigo Properties in the Baltimore-Washington DC Metropolitan Area / November 2006|