by Sarah J.F. Braley | November 09, 2015
The Westin Hotels & Resorts brand has been selected for the proposed 350-room headquarters hotel at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. The property will have 16,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. will manage the hotel.
The hotel will serve the Irving Convention Center, which opened in 2011; the facility hosted more than 300 events this past year, welcoming more than 285,000 attendees.

"We know the group market's preference -- and, often times, its requirement -- for an adjacent headquarters hotel," said Maura Allen Gast, executive director of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau. "News of Westin as the flag and Starwood as its operator is being well received by our customers. The hotel represents the final piece to Irving's vision for a distinctive visitor district."

The city also plans to build a second parking garage to accommodate hotel and convention center guests. The development agreement between Garfield Public/Private and the city is expected to be finalized in December, followed by a ground breaking in 2016.