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Developer ASHA Companies Appoints American Resort Management, LLC
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. 
Fact Sheet 

Resort Name: The Crosswinds Resort 

Project Cost: 375+ Million Dollars 

Construction: Projected Start – Late 2007 

Projected Opening - Late 2009 

Location: Lithicum Heights, Maryland 
295 To Nursery Road To International Drive 
2 Miles from Baltimore Washington International Airport 
11 Miles South Baltimore’s Famed Inner Harbor/Attractions 
29 Miles North Of Washington D.C. 

Contact: Richard Coleman 
1-888.302.WIND / 

Owner/Developer: ASHA Companies 
Jay Patel – CEO/CFO 

Resort Components: 

Total Rooms – 1,200 Deluxe Guest Rooms and Suites 

Hotels - Crosswinds (350 Rooms) Crowne Plaza (350 Rooms) 
Hotel Indigo (200 Rooms) Full Service Hotel (300 Rooms) 

Indoor Aquatics Center – 145,000 sq. ft. Attractions Include: 
Wave Pool Lazy River 
FlowRider Multi Story Play Structure 
Wizard Mat Racers Extreme Speed Slide 
Multiple Tube & Body Slides Family Raft Ride 
Boomerango Zip Coaster 

Crosswinds Conference Center – Over 120,000 sq. ft. of conference space including: 40,000 sq.ft. Grand Ballroom Junior Ballroom & Exposition Space 
Multiple Break Out Rooms Symposium Theater 

Tomorrow’s Technology Business Center 

The “Plaza” at Crosswinds – 140,000 sq. ft. of mixed use space including: 
Variety of dining choices from family style to extreme cuisine 

Health Club Full Service Spa 

Specialty Retailers Entertainment Venues  

Project Team: 

Owner /Developer 
ASHA COMPANIES Clarksville, Maryland 
Jay Patel, CEO/CFO 

Resort Operator 
American Resort Management, LLC Erie, Pennsylvania 
Richard Coleman, Senior Vice President 

Owner’s Representative / Project Management 
Heffner & Weber Baltimore, Maryland 

Legal Services 
Halpin Law Firm Clarksville, Maryland 

JP2 Architects, LLC Baltimore, Maryland 

Civil Engineer 
Bowman Consulting Annapolis, Maryland 

Structural Engineer 
Haynes Whaley Reston, Virginia 

M.E.P Engineers 
GHT Limited Columbia, Maryland 

Interior Designer 
RD Jones Baltimore, Maryland 

Aquatic Center Design 
Whitewater West Industries Richmond, Canada 
Cloward H2O Provo, Utah 
Ken Howarth, Director Business Development 

Landscape Design 
Mahan Rykiel Associates Baltimore, Maryland 

Food Service/ Laundry Design 
Cini Little Germantown, Maryland 

Traffic Engineer 
The Traffic Group Baltimore, Maryland  

Life Safety 
Koffel Associates Elkridge, Maryland 

Specialty Theme Design 
Cinergy, Inc. Hermosa Beach, California 


Richard Coleman at 1-888-302-WIND

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

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