ARLINGTON, Texas—Loews Hotels & Co. revealed plans for a hotel and convention center at Texas Live!, the $250 million dining, entertainment, and hospitality development that is a partnership between The Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers, and the City of Arlington. The new $150 million flagship hotel—Live! by Loews—will blend sports and entertainment with hospitality and amenities.
Anchored by the Loews hotel, Texas Live! is a part of a $4 billion vision for the Arlington Entertainment District that includes the Rangers’ new $1 billion ballpark and the preservation of Globe Life Park. Ideally positioned between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, the project will become a resort-style destination for sports fans, visitors, and families, as well as a location for meetings, special events, and conventions.
“The Cordish Companies and the Texas Rangers are two world-class organizations with an incredible vision for the Arlington Entertainment District that is highlighted by their commitment to quality of design and architecture,” said Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. “This partnership allows us the opportunity to bring Loews Hotels back to Texas after a more than 20 year hiatus and presents what we plan is the first of several new hotels under the Live! by Loews partner brand.”
Designed by HKS Architects, the 14-story glass tower will have 302 luxury guestrooms—including 26 suites—with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that show off expansive views of the entertainment district from each room. The plans also include the Tower Terrace, a 40′ tall by 60′ wide veranda-style cutout that overlooks a multi-use event lawn offered for weddings, special events, and community gatherings. The Event Lawn will have an LED screen for sports viewing, movies, and concerts. An outdoor infinity pool adjacent to the Tower Terrace and directly next to the Event Lawn will have two bars, including a swim up bar, rentable private cabanas, ample comfortable lounge space, and a fire pit.
Additional event space will include a Rooftop Terrace for private events, with panoramic views of the Dallas and Fort-Worth skylines and Arlington Entertainment District. The Grand Event Center will be a two-story, 35,000 square-food meeting and convention space with a glass façade and views of the district. The center will include a ballroom with seating up to 1,500, an executive boardroom with five breakout meeting rooms, pre-function space, and a 1,500 square foot outdoor terrace overlooking Johnson Creek and the district.
For dining options, Revolver Brewing will open a working brewery, bar, and tasting room with its flagship brands, like Blood and Honey, as well as one-of-a-kind specialty beers crafted for the stadium district.
Additional guest amenities will include a 6,000 square-foot signature restaurant, a fitness facility, a porte-cochere entrance with 24-hour valet services, and barista and coffee bar.