OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by grecobs » Tue May 22, 2018 4:51 pm

Yep! The sight had a noticeable uptick it workers this week -- things are heating up and going vertical.

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Post by KCLover » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:27 am

I've been snapping screenshots of the camera about every day (when I remember) and made them into an animated gif showing progress thus far. Thought I'd share.

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Post by TheLastGentleman » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:18 pm

That's awesome! Thanks for putting that together and sharing it with us!

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Post by kboish » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:29 pm

KCLover wrote:I've been snapping screenshots of the camera about every day (when I remember) and made them into an animated gif showing progress thus far. Thought I'd share.

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Thanks! Keep it up!

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Post by KCPowercat » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:47 pm

There are sites out there that will automatically grab an image for you on a schedule....can't think of what they are right now though...

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCDowntown » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:40 am

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I feel like this is a new screenshot. It is linked to from the architect's website. It is almost a replica of the one that appeared on CitySceneKC a little while back, other than the obvious time of day change. It shows the street level better though and the word 'Hotels' has been added under the 'Loews' at the top. Anyone see anything else?

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Post by GRID » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:59 am

Looks like they refined the facade some too and added some detail to the north side of the windows upper floors.

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Post by moderne » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:32 am

Looks exactly like the city council presentation deck last year, only change being the word "hotels."

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Post by gfenn11 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:20 am

I feel for those folks staying in the Residence/Courtyard as the workers are now onsite from 2 AM on pouring concrete, etc..

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Post by moderne » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:26 pm

Seeing the tower cranes coming in from I-70 heading west into DT, this is going to make a contiguous skyline from Bartle pylons to the KCPA. I cannot determine from going by the site or the web cam, but the western tower crane, is it to the north or south of the future western wing of the hotel?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by flyingember » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:36 pm

moderne wrote:I cannot determine from going by the site or the web cam, but the western tower crane, is it to the north or south of the future western wing of the hotel?
This should help, since I'm fairly certain the answer is neither

https://twitter.com/CindyCirco/status/1 ... 7452278784

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Post by moderne » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Thanks. From the floor plans and the already discernible elevator shaft, the crane seems to be to the south of the west wing of the guest room "L."

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Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:17 pm

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... tisch.html
In addition to a small army of construction workers from JE Dunn Construction and other contractors, Loews has 15 to 20 employees in Kansas City. Among the newest is Mark Champa, who began work Monday as director of sales and marketing for the hotel.

Champa is a veteran of the Kansas City hotel and meeting business. Most recently, he was area director of sales and marketing for the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza hotel. He also has experience handling meetings and events for H&R Block Inc. and, as part of a third party, for Sprint Corp.

Tisch attributed early group interest in the property to Kansas City being a price-competitive market and the fact that people like shiny, new properties. Kansas City also is attracting interest because "people are tired of going to the same two to three cities," he said, and the city has plenty of attractions and amenities to offer convention and meeting attendees.

Construction work is proceeding on budget and a bit ahead of schedule because of favorable weather. The official timeline, however, continues to show the hotel opening in the spring or summer of 2020.

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Post by KCPowercat » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Woof...not a great start for them sales wise.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by moderne » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:44 pm

Very tall columns being poured on site of former Hereford building. This will soon become very visible on the south, east, and west skyline.

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Post by scooterj » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:54 pm

moderne wrote:Very tall columns being poured on site of former Hereford building. This will soon become very visible on the south, east, and west skyline.
It's already making a positive impact on how the city looks from within the 670 trench.

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Post by normalthings » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Too bad we won’t be able to see the city from the trench soon. ;) ;)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:44 pm

Don't play with our emotions.

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