City Council Votes Down Hotel Project in Irving, Texas
A possible boutique hotel project planned for part of an entertainment complex being built in Irving, Texas, has been voted down by the Irving City Council, according to news reports. In August, a $90 million, 350-room convention center hotel deal failed to secure the financing needed to move forward, although the city might send out another RFP sometime this year. The entertainment center will open in 2016, next to the convention center. According to the Dallas Morning News, the site’s developers, the Ark Group, need a hotel in the area to qualify for state tax rebates, and their contract with the city lets them build their own hotel if the city fails to open the convention center hotel on time.