LIVE! BY LOEWS - ARLINGTON REVEALS NEW DETAILS AND THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
90 Days From Opening, Hotel Will Introduce a New Era of Hospitality to the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Arlington, TX (May 28, 2019) – Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX is releasing new details, including naming the executive leadership team for the hotel, opening in late August. The hotel is a joint venture between Loews, The Cordish Companies and the Texas Rangers and will bring an upscale hospitality experience to the Arlington Entertainment District, including Texas Live! which opened in August of 2018 and the new home for The Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field, opening in 2020.
The 14-story hotel will showcase 300 guestrooms, including 23 suites, 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a Tower Terrace, Event Lawn, Outdoor Infinity Pool and Private Rooftop Terrace.
Food & Beverage will be prominently featured with five signature restaurants and bars for dining and lounging. The new outlets include:
Cut & Bourbon – A classic steakhouse featuring a variety of cuts of meat all locally sourced from Texas, seafood and other raised game.
Bar Bourbon – Lobby lounge with a vast bourbon selection and also private bourbon lockers for aging.
Arlington Clover Club – Outdoor mixology bar with a mix of handcrafted cocktails and a mix of International and Classic American cuisine.
Soak – Poolside bar and lounge with light bites and signature cocktails.
River Market – Organic market featuring Arlington’s Salter Bros. Coffee, fresh juices sandwiches, salads, pastries and more.
Additionally, upon completion, Live! by Loews – Arlington will add 250 jobs to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with hiring efforts taking place in both June and July. The hotel will be partnering with Arlington’s workforce management sector from the University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant Community College on recruitment efforts.
The following executives, six of which have tenure with Loews Hotels & Co, will oversee the day-to-day management of the hotel:
Scott Nasser - Managing Director - He joined Loews Hotels & Co in August of 2015, as Managing Director of Loews Philadelphia. Prior to Loews, Scott was the Senior Vice President of Resort Operations for Orange Lake Resorts, overseeing operations at 12 properties. He has previous experience working for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott International.
Marcela Ceccacci - Director of Sales & Marketing – She comes to Loews Hotels & Co with an extensive background in hospitality sales and marketing leadership. She has 20 years of experience, many of which in the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, working for notable brands like Hyatt, Omni, Sheraton, Fairmont and most recently, the Westin Galleria Dallas.
Chris Jones - Director of Finance - He joined Loews Hotels & Co in 2013 as Director of Finance at Loews Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN. Prior to Loews he spent more than 10 years working for Marriott International, holding finance positions in New York City, South Carolina, Washington, DC and Maryland.
Kenneth “Kenny” Miranda - Director of Revenue – He was previously the Assistant Director of Revenue Management for the iconic Loews Miami Beach, a position he held for three years. Prior to Loews he spent time in revenue management working for COMO Hotels and Resorts, Dream Hotels and Denihan Hospitality Group.
Mouhssine “Moose” Benhamacht - Executive Chef – He held several culinary roles within Loews Hotels & Co over the last decade, in hotels such as Loews Atlanta, Loews Don CeSar and most recently Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Chef Moose began his chef journey working at Spice Market, under the realm of the world famous Chef Jean George Vongerichten.
Bruno Rolleux - Director of Operations – Overseeing Food & Beverage and Rooms, he joins Loews Hotels & Co with a strong background in hospitality. He has worked for notable brands and hotels like Harwood Hospitality, The Ocean House in Rhode Island and the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
Jill Price - Director of Catering & Conference Services – She comes to Loews Hotels & Co from Meetings Protocol Worldwide and prior to that was Director of Catering & Event Management for The Westin Galleria Dallas. She has worked in a variety aspects of Catering & Conference Services for Westin, Ritz Carlton and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
Leon Harrigan - Director of Engineering – He joined Loews Hotels & Co in 2013 as the Director of Engineering for Loews Atlanta. Prior to that he spent over a decade with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts overseeing engineering for trophy hotels in Miami and the Caribbean.
Michelle Vinson - Director of Human Resources – She was previously the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Loews Philadelphia, a role she held since 2016. Prior to Loews she spent nearly 20 years with Orange Lake Resorts/Holiday Inn Club Vacations.
Opening in late August, Live! by Loews – Arlington premier as a resort-style destination for sports fans, visitors, and families, as well as a location for meetings, special events and conventions.
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About Loews Hotels & Co
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Co is a hospitality company rooted in deep heritage in the hotel industry and excellence in service. The hospitality group encompasses branded independent Loews Hotels, and a solid mix of partner-brand hotels. Loews Hotels & Co. owns and/or operates 24 hotels and resorts across the U.S. and Canada, including the new Universal's Aventura Hotel, the sixth hotel in partnership with Comcast NBC Universal. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews Hotels portfolio features properties grounded in family heritage and dedicated to delivering unscripted guest moments, all with a handcrafted approach. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23 LOEWS or visit www.loewshotels.com.
About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate, Entertainment Districts, Sports-Anchored Developments, Gaming, Hotels, Residential Properties, Restaurants, International Development, Coworking Spaces, and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. Welcoming over 50 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long--term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.
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About The Texas Rangers
In their 48th season in Arlington, the Texas Rangers play in Major League Baseball's American League West Division. The Rangers own seven A.L. West Division titles (1996; 1998; 1999; 2010; 2011; 2015; 2016) and have advanced to postseason play in five of the last nine seasons. A community leader, the Rangers, through the work of their Baseball Foundation, are dedicated to improving the lives of children in need within the community, and provides funding for children, the military and first responders and their families, educational, health, and athletic programming and partnerships. Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has invested more than $30 million to help children.
The new Globe Life Field, which is being built as a public-private partnership between the City of Arlington and the Rangers, will not only be the team’s new home but also a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue that will include capabilities for hosting high school, college and international sports as well as entertainment tours. Globe Life Field is expected to open in March 2020 in time for the Rangers’ season. The official groundbreaking for Globe Life Field took place on September 28, 2017 with construction beginning the following week. The new 1.7 million square foot ballpark, which will be located on 13 acres just south of the current Globe Life Park in Arlington, will include a retractable roof for climate control and shelter for fans during the hot summer months.