• Irving Welcomes New Westin

     
    POSTED August 12, 2019
     

    New Space, More Rooms

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, part of Marriott International, opened its doors on March 30. Located next to the Irving Convention  Center and Toyota Music Factory, the hotel features 350 guest rooms with floorto-ceiling windows and approximately 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, including the Harmony Grand and Melody ballrooms, the Rhythm and Cadence boardrooms, and a main event lawn and an event lawn at the pool deck. Additional amenities include a fitness studio, outdoor pool and dining options, such as Craft Coffee Shop, Vibe—a pool and deck bar—and Mesa Mezcal, a modern Mexican restaurant.

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.