• 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.

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Since its $384.1 million river improvement project in 2013, San Antonio has revitalized 13 miles of the San Antonio River by reintroducing native vegetation to improve the area's natural ecosystem.

 

Development plans also call for a resort, golf courses and a convention center.