Kansas City Unveils Plan for New 800-room Convention Center Hotel
Earlier this week, Kansas City, Mo., officials unveiled a plan for a $300 million convention center hotel across from the Kansas City Convention Center’s grand ballroom. The 800-room project, which is seeking approval by August, would be completed in 2018 and flagged as a Hyatt hotel. Design plans call for a 22-story hotel tower, which would include some 75,000 square feet of meeting space, a restaurant and retail areas. The city would be committed to $35 million through an ongoing Convention and Tourism Tax. Financing for the remainder of the project is expected to come from private investors.