Starwood and Crown Center Redevelopment
Corporation are to rebrand the Hyatt Regency in Kansas city.
733-room hotel, which will fly the Sheraton flag and undergo an
$13 million renovation, is scheduled to make its debut on 1
Sheraton Crown Center is one of more than 60 new
hotels and over 20,000 rooms Starwood expects to add to the
Sheraton portfolio over the next three years as part of a
multi-year strategic expansion plan. It will join The Westin Crown
Center as the second Starwood property in the popular, upscale
lifestyle center that is less than a mile from the city's Power
and Light entertainment district. Starwood will also operate the
Crown Center Exhibit Hall and two restaurants in Crown Center
"We are delighted to grow our portfolio in
Kansas city with the upcoming opening of Sheraton Crown Center.
The successful completion of our multi-billion rebranding effort
continues to drive conversion opportunities like this one in key
markets across North America," said Hoyt Harper, Senior Vice
President, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. "Sheraton Crown Center will
exemplify the new look and feel of Sheraton and showcase all our
signature brand offerings."
All guest rooms will
be equipped with an oversized work desk, custom-designed ergonomic
chair, high-speed Internet, LCD flat panel television, MP3 docking
station and the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, designed
to meet AAA's Five Diamond Award criteria.
Crown Center will feature more than 95,000 square feet of flexible
meeting space with all the latest in meetings technology.
Additional amenities will include an indoor and outdoor pool and a
Sheraton Club Lounge. The hotel will also feature a fully equipped fitness facility featuring the brand's new health
and fitness program designed for Sheraton guests
through its partner Core Performance.
Located on the southern
edge of downtown Kansas city, Sheraton Crown Center is adjacent to
the 53,000 square foot Crown Center Exhibit Hall and less than a
mile from the city's convention center. A city within the city,
Crown Center's 80 acres features shops, restaurants and theaters
and the worldwide headquarters for Hallmark Cards. A Sea Life
aquarium and LegoLand Discovery Center will open there in 2012.
Also nearby are the River Market and the Union Station, Country
Club Plaza. Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium are ten miles
from the hotel.
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