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Live! by Loews – Arlington names executive team, food & beverage details

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 $150M, 14-story hotel will have 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.

Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX is being constructed by a joint-venture partnership of Manhattan Construction Company and Arlington-based Con-Real.

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