Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Appoints Kelley Maddox As Vice President of Sales

Maddox to Lead Strategic Sales and Marketing Initiatives for Live! Hotel and Event Center

15,000-Square-Foot Live! Event Center Now Available for Meeting and Event Bookings Call 267-682-7663

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Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia today announced the appointment of Kelley Maddox as Vice President of Sales. In this new role, Maddox will lead the development and implementation of strategic sales and marketing initiatives for the 208-room luxury Live! Hotel and new Event Center, which is now accepting bookings for meetings and private events.

The Event Center at Live! Philadelphia offers groups more than 15,000-square-feet of customizable event space, including a large ballroom, two breakout rooms, expansive pre-function space and three executive boardrooms. Spaces are equipped with a seating capacity of 1,000, a performance stage, as well as high-tech A/V systems throughout. The Event Center is the premier event space in the heart of Philadelphia’s Stadium District. For information, call 267-682-7663.

As Vice President of Sales, Maddox is responsible for the planning and day-to-day operations of the sales department, leading an unparalleled team of experts with decades of sales experience in the Philadelphia region. She will also work closely with the food and beverage team to advise on event execution and strategy, rounding out the property’s world-class team of catering and event professionals.

“Live! is committed to providing Philadelphia with a premier, entertainment experience and the Event Center is the ultimate new venue for group, corporate and private events,” said Joe Billhimer, Executive Vice President, Cordish Gaming Group. “We are thrilled to have Kelley, along with our existing team, working to fulfill the needs for small and large-scale meetings, conferences, weddings and more at our beautiful facility.”

Maddox has extensive events and catering sales experience and has been working in the Philadelphia market for over sixteen years. Before joining the Live! team, Maddox most recently held the position of Director of Sales, Business Development & Marketing at Brulee Catering. There, she was responsible for all strategic sales programs and led new business development projects and client retention efforts.

Prior, Maddox led her own consulting firm, KJD Consulting, working with a range of clients in the Philadelphia region, including Peachtree & Ward Catering, Xfinity Live!, Sugarhouse Casino and Chescaphe Event Group.

A former team member of The Cordish Companies, which owns and operates Live! Philadelphia, Maddox was responsible for setting strategy, increasing business and training the inaugural sales team at sister property Xfinity Live!. While there, she coordinated and oversaw logistics for the Democratic National Convention held at the venue in 2016.

Maddox has also worked with the best of Philadelphia’s food and beverage industry, previously serving as Senior Director of Development & Marketing at Starr Catering Restaurant Group, Director of Catering at DiBruno Bros. and General Manager at Brulee Catering. She started her career at Max & Me Catering at the National Constitution Center.

Maddox holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ and currently resides in Lafayette Hill, PA. She is a member of several respected industry organizations including Meeting Planner International, National Association of Catering Executives, International Live Events Associations, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

About Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia marks the beginning of a new era in South Philadelphia, transforming the Stadium District into a nationally unrivaled one-stop destination to enjoy the fast-paced action of four major professional sports teams, memorable entertainment, premier dining, well-appointed hotel accommodations and world-class gaming. Conveniently located off I-95 and I-76, the facility features more than 200 luxury hotel rooms that are Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide, a FanDuel® Sportsbook and Lounge, over 2,100 slots and electronic table games, and 150 live action table games, including a dedicated poker room. New dining and entertainment options include the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; Sports & Social Philly, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge; the 10th Street Market, a unique food hall featuring Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint and Guy’s Burger Joint; Philadelphia-favorites Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, Termini Bros. Bakery and Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen; Morty’s Deli and Luckie’s Liquor. A spirited nightlife scene at Center Bar and R Bar rounds out the Live! experience. The property offers more than 15,000-square-feet of customizable meeting and event space, as well as ample, secure parking. Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia was developed and remains owned and managed by Stadium Casino RE, LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, the premier developer of Live! dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. For reservations, call 1-833-472-5483 or visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @livecasinophl

About The Cordish Companies 

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 Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter. 

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