This last week, Arlington saw the opening of Live! by Loews, the pyramid-shaped luxury hotel at the center of the $250 million world-class dining, entertainment, and hospitality district nestled between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium in the heart of Arlington, TX.
Staying in the heart of Arlington at Live! by Loews means you’re in for a new kind of luxury experience. Each of 300 luxury guestrooms, including 23 suites, has floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Texas Live!, including the current Globe Life Park, the future Globe Life Field, and AT&T Stadium.
There has been a lot of buzz around the opening with rooms at the luxury resort filling up quickly, and the first week completely booked. Reservations continued to be made at a fast pace since the opening on Thursday, August 24th.
Getting Ready for the Debut
Workers swarmed the site Wednesday to get the all-glass hotel ready for its debut. Billed as a multi-concept sports and entertainment resort, it delivers on its name.
“It truly is designed to be an urban oasis. A resort in the middle of Arlington,” said Jonathan Tisch, chairman, and CEO of Loews Hotels, a subsidiary of the multibillion-dollar Loews Corp. He’s also a co-owner of the NFL’s New York Giants.
The hotel features 35,000 square feet of event space, 300 rooms and lavish amenities catering to sports fans, business groups, and families. Loews conceived the hotel’s inverted pyramid design, working alongside the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Cos., the Baltimore-based developer of the $250 million entertainment district.
Workers have put the finishing touches on the Arlington Clover Club, an outdoor bar that overlooks AT&T Stadium, at the “Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX” hotel in Arlington.
The 14-story hotel has a unique shape and as you ascend the floors some suites get slightly larger, taking advantage of the design. Other amenities listed on the website especially for the location are:
- Stearns & Foster Luxury Plush Euro Pillowtop Mattress
- 100% combed and ring-spun cotton terry towels and bath sheets
- Plush terrycloth robes
- Keurig coffeemaker with gourmet coffee
- On Demand movies
- Make-up mirror
- Iron and ironing board
- iHome stereo FM clock radio with lightning dock
- 24-hour room service
- In-room safe
- Guest dry-cleaning and laundry service
- Wake-up calls
- 55-inch flat-screen Smart TV
- Ample electrical outlets and USB ports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Premium Internet available (fee applies)
- Spacious work desk
- Two telephones with dual voice lines and voicemail
- Daily digital newspaper available through PressReader
The hotel includes five restaurant concepts from a grab-and-go market to a Cut & Bourbon steakhouse attached to the lobby. Outside is a modern-looking outdoor bar called the Arlington Clover Club that serves cocktails and shared bites.
Next to the outdoor bar, is an infinity pool complete with a swim-up bar and a giant dual-sided TV screen overlooks a lawn and creek that developers have agreed to spruce up as part of building the resort. Beyond the creek, AT&T Stadium can be seen from almost any point on the property.
At the edge of the lawn is a Las Vegas-style, an 80-foot-tall water fountain that will also shoot fire, according to the hotel’s general manager.
Inside the hotel rooms, visitors have access to 55-inch smart TVs, 24-hour room service and bathrooms with marble countertops. The hotel even amped up internet speeds to accommodate teams visiting the neighboring esports stadium.
The hotel’s amenities go above and beyond the usual for tourists, with two large ballrooms and an executive boardroom overlooking the outdoor bar and live event space below.
Room rates will run $159 to $500 a night, depending on events and demand.
Behind The Scenes
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Tisch brings a unique background to the sports-centric accommodations. The billionaire hotelier worked with the Rangers and Dallas-based HKS Architects to hand-select minimalistic art for the resort that draws inspiration from the region’s rich sports history.
He said that gives visitors a “sense of place and a sense of purpose” without overwhelming non-sports fans and business visitors. HKS also worked on the resort’s interior and exterior design.
The design is intended to provide something for everyone while also competing with Dallas and Fort Worth hotels as a destination for business travelers. For families, the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park and its Hurricane Harbor water park are across the street from the hotel.
“The city of Arlington has been able to see firsthand what’s it’s like to partner with the innovative Tisch family to take our tourism options to the next level,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams.” To come back in such a special way with such a unique property is really exciting,” he said.
The hotel is a homecoming of sorts for Tisch, whose company last had a presence in North Texas in 1995 when Loews Hotels parted ways with the Anatole, now the Hilton Anatole, in Dallas.
We here at the Marla Yost Team are happy they’re back, and if you’d like to discuss it more with us, we’ll be in our plush terrycloth robes lounging by the swim-up bars.
This has to be what heaven is like.
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