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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Construction on Westin-Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas Moves on Up

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It was just eight months ago when the first tractors turned the dirt on the site for the Westin-Irving Convention Center hotel, and it has been onward and literally upward ever since.

Crews have completed the floors for the first two levels of the hotel, and they hope to have levels three, four and five done by month’s end. While work moves along on the 12-story structure, crews are preparing to pour the foundation for what will be an 840-space parking garage that will sit adjacent to the hotel.

“This hotel is the final component in rounding out Irving’s ‘live, work, play’ lifestyle. This is a special and very exciting time for the City of Irving. We were already a major player in the metroplex, but this addition will definitely take us to the next level,” said Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer.

The new property will serve a much-needed purpose for the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (ICC), which opened in 2011. The addition of the hotel helps leverage the ICC in attracting higher profile events, with greater economic impact for the community. Currently, the building is averaging 305 events per year.

“We knew a headquarters hotel was necessary to Irving’s continued development and the convention center’s success. We took our time to ensure we created a model public/private partnership, with meticulous attention to every detail,” said Irving City Manager Chris Hillman. “This hotel will be truly exceptional and representative of the passion, diligence, hard work and success that exists in Irving.”

Neighboring the hotel is the Toyota Music Factory, which hosted its first show in September. The mixed-use district features an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination. By spring 2018, the 250,000-square-foot complex will feature more than 20 restaurant options, a movie theater, and retail and office space, all anchored by The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, a state-of-the-art 8,000-seat indoor-outdoor amphitheater, operated by Live Nation.

On the hotel construction site, crews are preparing for the arrival of load-bearing support beams and columns being fabricated off-site, to be installed in the parking garage. Also being installed is the structural steel for the single-story portion, connected to the main tower. Crews estimate having 50 percent of this section done by the end of November.

Once the last tile is laid, the upscale hotel will fly the Westin flag and will boast 350 guest rooms and 16,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom. Construction is expected to be completed by early 2019.

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