• New Arlington Entertainment Complex Officially Open

     
    POSTED August 10, 2018
     

Texas Live!, Arlington’s new $1 billion entertainment complex officially opened on August 9. The Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and the City of Arlington project, located between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium will also feature several new options for meetings and event planners, including 35,000-square-feet of meeting, event and convention space.

Texas Live! will also include a new flagship hotel and Grand Event Center, opening in 2019, from partners Loews Hotels & Co. and The Cordish Companies.

“With the addition of the new flagship Live! by Loews luxury hotel, convention visitors and meeting planners now have the choice of a luxury brand in Arlington, in addition to new meeting space,” said Jon Hixon, Vice president of sales.

Designed by internationally acclaimed HKS Architects, the hotel will feature 302 luxury guest rooms and house Revolver Brewing, a working brewery, bar and tasting room. The Grand Event Center will feature a grand ballroom with banquet seating for up to 1,500, an executive boardroom (with five additional breakout options) and flexible prefunction space.

IACC, a global meetings association, recently announced it will create its first-ever experiential showcase of its Meeting Room of the Future research at MPI World Education Congress (WEC). The installation will allow attendees to explore how meetings and conferences are evolving and will focus on three different areas: visioneering, solve and show me.

 

Over a period of 13 years, Colorado Meetings + Events has hosted two “Best of” award celebrations at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). So it was fun to get back to the museum in January 2019 to hear about and see DAM’s $150 revitalization project underway and experience an exhibition that I’ve been hearing so much about.

 

U.S. News & World Report recently released its “Best Hotels” list for 2019 and 22 of BENCHMARK’s hotels and resorts were named to the list.

Highlighted honors includ three silver badge winners that placed in the top 30 percent of all ranked luxury hotels within a destination. They include Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Benchmark’s newest hotel, La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, and Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curacao.