by Sarah JF Braley | November 02, 2017
Ground was broken Nov. 1 on the flagship Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX, hotel, which will serve the baseball's Texas Rangers at their ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The $150 million, 302-room property is being developed by Loews Hotels & Co., the Cordish Cos. and the Texas Rangers. Part of a sports and entertainment complex, the hotel will be between Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium. Opening day for the property is expected in 2019.
More than $1.25 billion worth of new development is now under construction in the Arlington Entertainment Distric, including Texas Live! and a new ballpark for the Rangers.
"Today marks a milestone not only for the City of Arlington, but also for Loews Hotels & Co., with our return to the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, after more than 30 years," said Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of the hospitality company. "To have the opportunity to combine our excellence in operating hotels with the vast expertise of partners like the Cordish Companies and the Texas Rangers, allows us to bring a one-of-a-kind lodging experience to the destination."
Ray Davis, co-chairman and managing partner of the Texas Rangers, said, "An upscale hotel like Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX, is a game changer for the Arlington Entertainment District. With incredible partners like Loews Hotels & Co. and the Cordish Companies, Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX, will join Globe Life Field and Texas Live! in providing our fans with a first-class entertainment experience."
The upscale hotel aims to blend sports and entertainment with high-grade hospitality and top amenities. Some of the details planned include the Tower Terrace, the hotel's central gathering place that will overlook a multi-use event lawn that will feature a large LED screen for watching games, movies and concerts. Adjacent to the terrace will be a swimming area with an infinity-edge pool; two bars, including a swim-up bar; rentable private cabanas; ample lounge space, and a firepit. There will be a rooftop terrace for private events, and the Grand Event Center will feature 35,000 square feet of meeting space.
"Our dream of bringing a luxury resort convention hotel to Arlington is becoming a reality with today's groundbreaking ceremony," said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. "Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX, will become a first-class, one-of-a-kind hotel and event destination that will welcome millions of new visitors a year to Arlington. It is a significant step forward in fulfilling our vision of becoming one of the country's top tourism destinations for conventions and major events."
For dining and relaxing, the property will offer the Revolver Brewing Brewery, Bar and Tasting Room.