Ready to Rock Your Meeting…Safely?
As an industry built around handshaking, gathering and networking, the landscape of meetings is changing dramatically. Visit Irving, the Irving Convention Center, and Irving’s hotels, and venues have collaborated to implement extensive safety protocols to provide peace-of-mind and ensure your group can meet safely—when you’re ready to do so. Specifics are outlined on our website.
Don’t Just Think Outside of the Box, Go Outside of the Box!
Room sets and event F&B will look different, but we’re ready with social distancing plans in place. And we have outdoor venues, lots of outdoor venues! While any ballroom can be set with social distancing, the spread of COVID-19 has been found to be lower outdoors. And the closed-off nature of indoor events feels less natural, making interactions feel less organic. That said, an outdoor event lawn, patio, courtyard, waterfront terrace or festival plaza might just be a win-win strategy, and we have them all.
Flexibility Takes Center Stage During Covid
Our city, convention center and hotel partners are also working together to help mitigate financial risks with flexibility and favorable contract terms for our clients, and we’re introducing a zero-attrition program soon. Plus, many Irving hotels are also offering added amenities/benefits.
Meanwhile the Beat Goes on in Irving
Irving rocks! It may be cliché, but we truly are a hidden gem. With a beautiful lake and Venetian-like waterways throughout the master-planned community of Las Colinas, Irving is charming, clean, and safe. The area’s Las Colinas Urban Center is home to a new, walkable entertainment district (now more important than ever), and this district is completely reshaping the convention experience.
The area houses dining, nightlife and accommodations anchored by The Irving Convention Center and its Westin headquarter hotel. Irving’s go-to entertainment destination, the Toyota Music Factory, features a thriving music and foodie scene, plus unique event venues, ranging from off-site meeting spaces to special event sites. On nights when the amphitheater—The Pavilion—isn't rockin' tunes, the venue is available for groups from 40 to 4,000.
Small-town Ease, Big-city Flair
We’re easily accessible and affordable, but still offer all the bells and whistles. Irving is less than a three-hour flight from either coast and minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field. With more than 85+ hotels and 13,000+ rooms, Irving offers options to suit every taste and budget - from full-service, five-star luxury at the Four Seasons to affordable limited service options. Well-designed convention districts, where everything is walkable, cut costs on transportation and logistics.
An Experience as Big as Texas
When you choose Irving, you’ll find everything you expect a meeting destination to offer, but remember, “everything” is bigger in Texas, and in Irving, we like to say everything’s “better!” We deliver an at-your-service attitude, first-tier accessibility, accommodations, and amenities. And we serve it with a big side of southern hospitality and a Texas cultural immersion experience.
*This content was written and sponsored by Visit Irving.