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IRVING, Texas....The chefs at the Ranch at Las Colinas have a deep appreciation and understanding of the cuisine they prepare. It's a level of knowledge and respect that ensures quality, as well as the ability to apply modern twists and techniques to time-tested recipes.

But the philosophy of the kitchen in this Dallas-area eatery claims even higher than that. The Ranch at Las Colinas specializes in making superb dishes that are indigenous to Texas, and the chefs believe that achieving that goal means using ingredients that are indigenous to

IRVING, Texas (July 20, 2012) - The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) was recognized on July 18 at its industry's annual convention in Seattle as having been awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). DMAP is an international accreditation program developed by the industry's international trade association, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). The DMAP accreditation validates for the community, its industry stakeholders, clients and potential visitors that the Convention and

Las Colinas Facts

Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:00 AM by Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau

Profile of Las Colinas

IRVING, Texas - Founded in 1973 by Ben H. Carpenter, Las Colinas is known worldwide for its upscale quality and uniqueness. The 12,000-acre master-planned business and residential area is not a city in its own right, but actually a community located within the city limits of Irving, Texas.

Until the early 1970s, Las Colinas was the Carpenter family's Hackberry Creek Ranch. The opening of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was the basis for the development of Las Colinas. When Carpenter unveiled his vision for Las

IRVING, Texas - Travelers stopping in Dallas are discovering that layovers don't have to be lackluster. With a layover of more than an hour at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport or Love Field, visitors can turn delay into delight in Irving, Texas, immediately adjacent to DFW Airport and only a 15-minute cab ride from Love Field. The numerous attractions Irving offers require no reservations, very little cost and are quick and familiar locations for cabs. These sights include a recreational greenbelt; Gondola excursions along European

IRVING, Texas - Nestled snugly between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving, Texas, combines the cosmopolitan flair of a big city with the ambience of a small town. Immediately adjacent to DFW International Airport, Irving offers the best in accommodations to the traveler, with 75-plus hotels ranging from economy to five-diamond resort, all within a few minutes of the airport. The city's central location also provides easy accessibility to a world of entertainment and excitement in Dallas and Fort Worth. Irving itself is home to some of Texas' most

Media Contacts:
Diana Pfaff
(972) 401-7722 or (214) 236-8885 (cell)
dpfaff@irvingtexas.com

Melissa Cannon
(972) 401-7723 or (817) 648-7006 (cell)
mcannon@irvingtexas.com

FAST FACTS ABOUT IRVING, TEXAS

City Profile:
Irving was founded in 1903 by surveyors J.O. Schultz and Otis Brown as a rail link between Dallas and Fort Worth. The city of Irving was officially incorporated April 14, 1914, with Brown serving as Irving's first mayor. Local historians believe that Irving co-founders decided to name the city after Mrs. Brown's favorite author.

IRVING, TEXAS (Jan. 6, 2011) - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will recognize the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) with four Gold, one Silver and five Bronze Adrian Awards for compelling advertising, public relations and marketing campaigns in the 54th annual Adrian Awards Competition, the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally.

The ICVB will be recognized for its work on the launch of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, its trade advertising campaign, leisure