OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by Midtownkid » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:11 am

JBmidtown wrote:So...convention hotels built in the 2010s are just ugly in general.
Pretty Much. You are much better off converting an existing, historic building if you want a nice shell. KC has done a pretty good job doing this in the past decade or so. What's the latest with the Federal Reserve anyway??

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by JBmidtown » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:47 pm

flyingember wrote:
JBmidtown wrote:So...convention hotels built in the 2010s are just ugly in general.
In other words, you don't like post modernism designs
I just think after 40+ years it's time for architects to move on.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by moderne » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:42 am

No way is this a postmodern design. Postmodernism has detailing and allusions to historic and classic styles and ornamentation. This Hyatt design is just a very plain uninspired modern dormitory.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by NorthOak » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:36 pm

I find the San Antonio Marriott aesthetically pleasing. (38 floors, 1001 rooms)
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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by JBmidtown » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:54 pm

NorthOak wrote:I find the San Antonio Marriott aesthetically pleasing. (38 floors, 1001 rooms)
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That's a beautiful design

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by normalthings » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:53 pm

did they ever close on the Hereford property

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by moderne » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:02 pm

The here to stay kansas city site has a new rendering of the hotel from the southwest. Looks even more like the former Baptist Hospital on Troost.

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Post by kboish » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:13 pm

smh wrote:I didn't realize this was being proposed for Corporate Woods.
I think this pretty much sums it up.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by kcjak » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:40 pm

moderne wrote:The here to stay kansas city site has a new rendering of the hotel from the southwest. Looks even more like the former Baptist Hospital on Troost.
That website also says no new hotel rooms have been built within a 10 minute walk of the convention center since 1985. I can understand the fact that the dual Marriott property was just finished and the site hasn't been updated, but renovations of the Aladdin and President should at least count.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by mister816 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:15 pm

Here's the pic of the other side of the Hilton Medical Center

i do like the bridge between the convention center and the mid levels of the hotel.
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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by KCLover » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:16 pm

Man, that thing is ugly.

A more interesting roofline would go a long way. Hell the Sheraton in Overland Park looks more appealing than this garbage.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by flyingember » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:49 pm

The rendering is too far away to tell how it will look.

The texture and glass quality is what will matter. It obviously doesn't have feature details so how the light plays with it will matter.

The building would look really nice if it's done in a a really 3d surface material like a pitted limestone veneer, a polished marble or such. Pair that with a really nice glass with complementary color tint that reflects light on nearby buildings in cool patterns. If clear, the curtains having a color or texture visible from the outside will help too.

A good lighting pattern will help too. A lot of boring buildings fix that with light.

If it's cheap stucco it will be bland.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:43 am

No outdoor pool?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by Eon Blue » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:10 am

They added oodles of street trees throughout the background where there are none now, but they didn't add the new hotel on the other side of Baltimore. :-|

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by kcjak » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:15 am

I agree - the bridge to the convention center is cool. Would also like to see One and Two Light buildings in the rendering :)

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by KC_JAYHAWK » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:42 am

The rendering on Ingrams looks much better..... http://ingrams.com/article/downtown-con ... -momentum/

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:25 am

KC_JAYHAWK wrote:The rendering on Ingrams looks much better..... http://ingrams.com/article/downtown-con ... -momentum/
I don't think that is the right rendering. What are those other buildings behind it? I think that is a different project in another city.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by flyingember » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:46 am

KCtoBrooklyn wrote:
KC_JAYHAWK wrote:The rendering on Ingrams looks much better..... http://ingrams.com/article/downtown-con ... -momentum/
I don't think that is the right rendering. What are those other buildings behind it? I think that is a different project in another city.
that's also flat while ours is going on a two story hill

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by rxlexi » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:56 am

Really hoping these renderings are still preliminary and subject to (dramatic) change.

The original high-rise placeholder design was so much more appealing, more modern, less cheap.

The energy this brings to downtown will be appreciated either way, but given how little new construction of this scale happens in DTKC I'd love to see a more dramatic gesture.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Post by Cheffreygo » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:17 pm

That's the Hyatt in Denver

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