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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by flyingember » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:09 pm

grovester wrote:The previous 3 posts do not paint a pretty picture. Somebody cheer me up.
it's the same group, but the project the Savoy is closer to would be this one:

http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by Highlander » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:09 pm

Glad its getting done.

How's the restaurant doing these days? I've read some awful reviews in Yelp but I've wanted to go back as I've not been there in 25 years.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by earthling » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:12 pm

The restaurant has way too many items on menu to do any well. They need to get a contemporary James Beard aspiring chef who can focus on a fewer range of great items. Would think they'll make changes with restaurant along with restoration.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by pash » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:20 pm

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri May 02, 2014 1:37 pm

has anyone heard an update on this? seems awfully quiet.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:46 pm

a loose-lipped waiter (since 1983!) says the building is finally changing hands. expect the entire operation to close during restoration. grab a cocktail at the bar while you can!

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:33 am

flyingember wrote:their website has nothing new

http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/company/future/
now it says:
21c Museum Hotels has announced plans to redevelop Kansas City’s historic Savoy Hotel and Grill, pending federal and state historic tax credits and private financing. The renovation and rehabilitation of the 125 year-old building would preserve the building’s historic features while creating a new space for visitors and residents of Kansas City to experience genuine hospitality, view contemporary art and participate in cultural programming.
went on sunday's historic KC tour. while the lobby, dining rooms, and exterior are preserved, the rest of the interior is a mish-mash of badly-executed updates. will be interesting to see how much is restored. hopefully that old lady that minds the till in the dining room will be retained, as well. :)

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by flyingember » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:17 pm

Sounds like they need to pull a Union Carbide/Lane Printers type of renovation. Keep the cool historic aspects but tear out the rest for modern amenities.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:57 pm

Shouldn't hurt their plans.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by FangKC » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:19 am

I'm glad the fire department was able to respond quickly. This could have gone wrong very quickly, and we could have lost a very important building in our City's history.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:40 pm

hotel and restaurant will not reopen. they're having a fire sale to clear out the wine cellar right now. cash only.

staff says sale might close in december, then 18-24 to reopen as 21c.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by loftguy » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:02 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:hotel and restaurant will not reopen. they're having a fire sale to clear out the wine cellar right now. cash only.

staff says sale might close in december, then 18-24 to reopen as 21c.
A bit of my heart just dissolved.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by Highlander » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:04 pm

loftguy wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:hotel and restaurant will not reopen. they're having a fire sale to clear out the wine cellar right now. cash only.

staff says sale might close in december, then 18-24 to reopen as 21c.
A bit of my heart just dissolved.
Mine too. Wife and I had our one year anniversary dinner here (30 years ago). I've not heard great things about the Savoy Grill of late but the idea that I can never go back really gets me down.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by FangKC » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:24 pm

I have a feeling the Savoy Grill will be reopened once the remodeling of the entire hotel is completed.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by longviewmo » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:21 am

Good news. Ownership finally transferred. http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 01629.html

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by flyingember » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:32 pm

I used to work a block from this hotel

had a vendor stay at it once several years back. they thought the place was a joke.

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Re: Savoy Hotel to undergo $25 mil gut/resto

Post by grovester » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:59 pm

flyingember wrote:I used to work a block from this hotel

had a vendor stay at it once several years back. they thought the place was a joke.
It had devolved into quite the bizarre collection of historical bones, regrettable remodels and over-priced food. Very happy to see 21c take care of its legacy.

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