La Quinta splitting, spinning off real estate business

Hotel chain La Quinta Holdings has confirmed it will divide into two stand-alone public companies, separating its real estate business from its franchise and management arm. Irving-based La Quinta (NYSE: LQ) first discussed the possibility in January, saying splitting the company would help “to execute on our key strategic initiatives and create value for our stakeholders.” Both La Quinta’s… Keep Reading »

Construction begins on new Texas-style hotel in Irving’s Las Colinas Urban Center

Construction started on a new Texas-style hotel next to Irving’s soon-to-be-built $113 million convention center hotel that will add nearly 150 hotel rooms in the Las Colinas Urban District. Last week, Houston-based Valencia Group began construction on the 144-room Valencia Texican Court Hotel at the southeast corner of W. Las Colinas Boulevard and W. Northwest Highway in Irving. The… Keep Reading »

Let it snow: DFW Airport practices with new plows to prepare for winter weather

It may be midsummer, but DFW International Airport knows that winter is coming. In June, the airport began a snowplow training program to teach 100 employees how to use the $30 million worth of equipment the airport has purchased since 2011. “We just never know when they’re [winter storms] going to happen, but we’ve got… Keep Reading »

Las Colinas office building revamped by new owner

New owners are remodeling a Las Colinas office project with plans to lease out vacant space. American Fidelity Assurance purchased the Granite Plaza building at 7301 N. State Highway 161 in Irving. The 4-story building has been renamed Plaza one61 and commercial real estate firm JLL has been hired to market the property. Built in… Keep Reading »

Irving Fire Department Helps City Receive Top Rating

The City of Irving has joined an elite group of only 97 municipalities in the United States, receiving the highest rating possible, Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1, according to the latest ISO report. The Insurance Services Office had listed the City of Irving as ISO-2, but recent upgrades to the Irving Fire Department’s infrastructure,… Keep Reading »

Exclusive: Why this Portland pub is building its first Texas location at the Music Factory

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is building its first Texas location in Irving’s Music Factory development, hoping to draw crowds from the area’s outdoor amphitheater, convention center, hotel and other entertainment options. The Portland-based concept has eight units in Arizona, Colorado and Oregon, and will open its Irving restaurant in late September. The eatery will… Keep Reading »

Pinstack Opens Second Location

The massive entertainment and dining center has opened a location in Las Colinas. The 53,000-square-foot facility features 28 bowling lanes, lane-side food and beverage services, private VIP bowling areas, a two-level laser tag arena, rock climbing wall, high-ropes course, and hundreds of video games. According to the release: “[The] Las Colinas venue also boasts a full-service… Keep Reading »

New Irving, Grand Prairie fire facility is versatile, safe

The new $4 million joint training facility in Irving is being hailed as an invaluable tool when it comes to protecting the public. “You practice as you play and we want to practice at full speed as realistically as possible,” said Irving Fire Assistant Chief J. Taylor. “This simulator gives us a realistic look in… Keep Reading »

Rosewood Affiliate Snaps Up Irving’s Healthy Natural Inc.

Rosewood Private Investments’ nutrition and wellness affiliate acquires subsidiary of California rice-bran products company. An affiliate of Rosewood Private Investments, the private equity arm of Dallas-based Rosewood Corp., has acquired Healthy Natural Inc.—an Irving-based contract manufacturing and packaging company of healthy and natural products—for an amount that was said to exceed $18 million. Allegiance Capital… Keep Reading »

Fluor Selects Bruce Stanski as New Chief Financial Officer

Thomas D’Agostino Named as Fluor Government Group President IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fluor Corporation announced that Bruce Stanski has been appointed as Fluor’s chief financial officer (CFO) effective Aug. 4, 2017, replacing Biggs Porter, whose retirement was previously announced in March. Porter will continue to support Fluor as an advisor on NuScale Power as well as in other… Keep Reading »