The city council approved a $90 million, 350-room, the full-service headquarters hotel for the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. The brand of the new Texas hotel will be announced in June; both Marriott and Starwood are being considered. “This is an important next step for Irving as we continue with our destination development vision,” says Maura Allen Gast, executive director of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Adding an attached headquarter hotel to the ICCLC has always been a part of the plan, and it has remained a high priority for us.” Mortenson Development Inc. will fund, design, and build the hotel, including a sky bridge linking the hotel to the ICCLC and 20,000 square feet of additional meeting space. Groundbreaking will happen later this year, with a grand opening scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.