ARLINGTON, Texas (December 18, 2019) – The Arlington City Council voted Tuesday evening to approve a $550 million addition to the city's booming Entertainment District. The project will include a new 888-room hotel aptly called Loews Arlington, a publicly owned convention center, and a parking facility for 1,500 vehicles. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 and to be completed in 2023.
Developed in public-private partnership with Loews, the Texas Rangers, Cordish Cos., the City of Arlington and Tarrant County, the project will result in 150,000 square feet of indoor convention space, 66,000 square feet of outdoor space and a future expo hall that will connect via a skybridge to the new 300 room Live! by Loews Hotel and it’s convention space, resulting in a roughly 1,200 room hotel.
“Arlington has been recognized as a leader in hosting sports and entertainment events and we believe, along with our great partners, that with the right bold vision and investments, we can become just as successful with meetings and conventions,” said Ron Price, President and CEO of the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Additionally, there are plans to develop the southwest corner of Globe Life Park stadium into 200,000 square feet of office space including 280 residential units along with 100,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, parking and small business incubator space on the southeast corner of the intersection. Development of this project will move forward once a tenant is in place.
The Arlington Entertainment District contains such high-profile tourism attractions as the Dallas Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium, the new Texas Rangers Globe Life Field, the $250 million Texas Live! entertainment complex, Six Flags Over Texas, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. The $150 million flagship Live! by Loews Arlington luxury hotel opened in August of this year, offering guests walkable access to the Entertainment District’s many offerings. Arlington was also recently selected as the future home of the National Medal of Honor Museum, which will also be in the Entertainment District.