Loews Convention Center Hotel – Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel will showcase 800 guestrooms, a lobby bar, signature restaurant, three meal restaurant, indoor lap pool and 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which connects directly to the Kansas City Convention Center with a new connector bridge. Set to open in early 2020, the hotel is also in walking distance to key attractions and other destination landmarks like the Kansas City Power & Light District, Sprint Center, KC Streetcar and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Currently the city’s largest convention hotel, the Marriott is in the process of completing a $40 million guest room renovation. All 983 rooms in both the Marriott and Muehlebach towers will be completely redesigned and are expected to be completed by 2018. Guests can expect each room to include highly functional, technologically advanced features, such as a computer-friendly work desk, several charging and USB outlet options, high speed internet and more. All rooms will feature soft seating, a minimalist wardrobe system, energy-efficient LED lighting and other amenities to complement the more than 93,000 square feet of historic and modern meeting space.
Hilton Home2 Suites – At a cost of $19.3 million and only a short walk to 40 art galleries, a new five-story Home2 Suites by Hilton is emerging at 20th and Main streets in the trendy Crossroads Arts District. KC-based True North Hotel Group will operate the area’s first Hilton Home2 Suites, which is projected to open October 2017 and will feature 115 rooms, extended stay suites with refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves and contemporary style. Earth-conscious products and services include wall-mounted bath amenities, multiple recycling stations and a saline swimming pool. Each hotel also offers free breakfast and Home2 MKT—a small on-site grocery store that is always open.
21c Museum Hotel Kansas City – 21c Museum Hotels anticipates redeveloping Kansas City’s historic Savoy Hotel and Grill, pending federal and state historic tax credits and private financing. Renovation and rehabilitation of the 125 year-old building would preserve its historic features while creating a new space for visitors and Kansas City residents to experience genuine hospitality. Plans call for a $47.5-million investment that will convert the downtown property into a 120-room boutique hotel, restaurant and contemporary art museum. The hotel is projected to open in December 2017.
Aparium Hotel Group Project in the Crossroads – Two buildings at 2101 and 2107 Central Street have been acquired by Aparium Hotel Group of Chicago. The group plans to open a 125-room boutique hotel with meeting spaces, a restaurant, a bar and lounge and a rooftop deck. Opening is planned for winter 2018.
Hotel Indigo – Looking to open early 2018, this boutique hotel (which is part of the InterContinental chain) will be located in a converted 12-floor office tower right in the middle of Downtown KC. Developers plan 118 rooms with 27 luxury apartments on the top three floors.