|OVERLAND PARK, KS (May 1, 2008) – Continuing its
impressive expansion, NYLO Hotels LLC announced plans today for a fifth
hotel, this one in Overland Park, Kan., a fast-growing suburb of Kansas
City. This will be the new loft lifestyle hotel brand's first property
in the Midwest. The company will break ground on the hotel in mid 2008
and open in mid 2009.
NYLO Overland Park will be 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City and
30 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport. In 2007, National
Geographic Adventure named Overland Park one of America's Best Places To
Live + Play. NYLO guests will close the area's thriving businesses, sports
stadiums, rich theater and arts community, shopping, restaurants, casinos,
championship golf courses, parks and hiking and biking trails.
The five-story, 160-room NYLO hotel will be located within Corbin Park,
a 96-acre "live, work and play" community now in construction on the southeast
corner of 135th St. and Metcalf Ave. Located in South Johnson County, the
community will house 1.1 million square feet of office, retail and hotel
"Corbin Park is going to be Johnson County's first 'Main Street' center
– a unique place where you can shop, dine, work, work out, enjoy entertainment
and sleep," says Jeff Johnson, president, Cormac Company, Omaha Neb., developers
of Corbin Park.
NYLO Hotels LLC (www.nylohotels.com) is under contract to acquire a
parcel of property from Cormac as an anchor tenant. The 82,000 square-foot
hotel joins other anchors, a 130,000 square-foot Von Maur and a 104,000
square-foot JCPenney department store. A fourth anchor, Life Time Fitness,
has already opened a 110,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art gym. Slated
to debut in the fall, 2008, the open-air Corbin Park retail village will
be home to upscale national retailers, local boutique shops, premium restaurants
and popular eateries. Among the other tenants: Trader Vic's, Barnes and
Noble, Gordon Biersch restaurant and brewery, Backwoods outdoor adventure
store, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, and Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano.
"We're delighted to become part of the Overland Park community," says
Michael Mueller, president, NYLO Hotels, and visionary for the brand. "Our
guests will be able to step out the front door and enjoy many fine restaurants,
shops, a theater and a world-class fitness center, all within walking distance.
The setting will rival that of Kansas City's premier Country Club Plaza
shopping destination. Corbin Park is an ideal location for Overland Park's
first truly unique, design-oriented lifestyle hotel."
Innovative Concept and Design
Atlanta-based NYLO is the creator of a new lodging category, loft lifestyle
hotels, that combines the dynamic qualities of urban residential loft-style
living with the best-of-the-industry features of leading hotel brands.
NYLO features bright, spacious loft accommodations; state-of-the-art business
center; high-tech gym; clothing boutique; and 24-hour, healthy-alternative
restaurant and bar. With its upscale amenities, NYLO caters to business
and leisure travelers seeking an energized alternative to the bland, one-size-fits-all
Showcasing the brand's urban loft design, NYLO Overland Park will feature
a dramatic brick-and-glass exterior; floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby;
exposed brick-and-polished-concrete walls; and guest lofts with high ceilings
exceeding 10 feet.
Each bright, airy guest loft will have custom designed furnishings,
including a plush NYLO NYTE bed by Simmons Bedding Company topped with
luxury linens, sofa, ottoman and large moveable desk with ergonomic chair.
Guest lofts also will provide complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet
access, large flat-screen TV and iPod docking station.
Franchising and Development
The NYLO Overland Park is the brand's fifth announced property. "The
first five hotels are owned, developed and operated by NYLO Hotels," Mr.
Mueller points out. "We have recently made NYLO available under a franchise
relationship with third party developers and operators, which is going
to dramatically increase the brands growth."
The NYLO hotels announced to date are:
NYLO Plano at Legacy in the Dallas/Fort Worth market opened
NYLO also recently launched a second brand, XP by NYLO, a select-service,
upscale, loft-style hotel that the company is both developing and franchising.
Investors and developers seeking more information on franchising or other
hotel development opportunities can contact Mr. Mueller at [email protected]
NYLO Warwick near Providence, R.I., makes its debut July 2008.
NYLO Las Colinas in Irving opens in the Dallas/Fort Worth market May
NYLO Interlocken debuts in Broomfield, Colo., Denver/Boulder market,
NYLO Overland Park in the Kansas City, Mo., market opens August 2009.
Only at NYLO
Like all NYLOs, the Overland Park property will
be high-end with an array of innovative and engaging amenities:
The heart of NYLO Overland Park will be a custom-designed
common area called The Loft. Located on the main floor next to the lobby,
this high-energy gathering spot will welcome with upscale amenities: stylish
24-7 restaurant and bar, complimentary wireless Internet access, 24-hour
business center, comfortable library, plush sofas, boutique shop and original
artwork by local artists. As in all NYLOs The Loft at NYLO Overland Park
will be custom-designed to spotlight its local market. Catering to a mixed
crowd of travelers and locals, the restaurant will serve sophisticated
comfort cuisine, including fresh healthy snacks and gourmet meals round-the-clock.
NYLO Wear by Daniel Vosovic
Staffers will wear apparel by this favorite alum from
the Emmy-nominated "Project Runway," Bravo-TV. Called NYLO Wear, the 20-piece
collection is designed to look good in the hotels, in the office and on
the street. The versatile, mix-and-match clothing line includes sweaters,
skirts, pants, shirts, ties, belts, bags and more. The apparel will be
available for guests to buy in the hotel's boutique shop located in The
NYLO Overland Park Art Competition
Every NYLO showcases the creativity of the local arts
scene in the guestrooms, corridors and The Loft. NYLO works closely with
arts groups in each of the markets in which it develops a hotel, encouraging
emerging artists to submit original paintings and photography reflecting
the spirit of their community. Inspired works are displayed prominently
in each hotel. The art is for sale as well as for display, with 90 percent
of the proceeds going to the artist and the remainder to charity.
Artists interested in participating should send photos
of their work and contact information to Amanda Emmo ([email protected])
or via mail to: NYLO Hotels, LLC; attention: Amanda Emmo; 260 Peachtree
St., N.W.; Suite 2301; Atlanta, GA, 30303.
NYLO Uncovers CDs
NYLO's compilation CDs, NYLO Uncovers, spotlights up-and-coming
musicians. "The CDs aim to help launch the careers by providing broad exposure
for their music," Mr. Mueller explains. "At the same time, the original
CD's, artwork, interior design and custom apparel further enhance the richness
of the NYLO experience for our guests by putting outstanding original works
into all our hotels across the country."
Musicians interested in participating should send mastered
tracks and contact information to Michael Mueller ([email protected])
or via mail to: NYLO Music, LLC; attention: Michael Mueller; 260 Peachtree
St., N.W.; Suite 2301; Atlanta, GA, 30303.
Each NYLO offers an entire allergy-friendly floor, with
all guestrooms incorporating a comprehensive, seven-step purification system
from Pure Solutions North America. Of all the lodging brands, NYLO is the
industry leader, with the largest percentage of inventory dedicated to
this comprehensive air purification system. Each NYLO Pure Room has a medical-grade
air purifier, hypoallergenic bedding and more for the comfort of guests
sensitive to odors or suffering from allergies, asthma and other respiratory
illnesses. To keep air fresh, all hotels are 100% smoke-free.
Wind power supplies approximately half of the energy
needs of NYLO's inaugural property, NYLO Plano at Legacy, and the brand
continues its eco-friendly approach in Overland Park. NYLO's Everything
Green Construction Policy calls for using the most energy-efficient building
materials and techniques. With its low thermal range, for instance, the
brand's concrete-and-brick construction reduces electricity usage for heating
and cooling. In guest lofts, lights turn on automatically when guests enter
and shut off automatically when they leave. Desk pads and folio binders
use recycled paper, and bath amenities come in recycled bottles and have
no chemical preservatives like Paraben.
Free WiFi is available throughout NYLO hotels. Guest
lofts have free wireless and wired high-speed Internet access as well as
32-inch flat-screen TVs with high-definition programming and iPod-compatible
audio system. The brand's high-tech, 24-hour gym houses top-of-the-line
Life Fitness cardio equipment Guests plug in their iPods and control playlists
and watch movies from the equipment's large integrated LCD screens.
Like all NYLOs, the Overland Park hotel will have myriad
complimentary amenities, including: free local and domestic long distance
phone calls, free WiFi throughout the property, free WiFi and Ethernet
in guestrooms. Also for free: bottled water; faxes; printouts; parking;
and shuttle service to area shopping, dining and entertainment.
Innovative Meeting and Event Space
NYLO Overland Park will house approximately 2,000 square
feet of meeting space, including one 800-square-foot meeting room and five
250-square-foot boardrooms with the latest projection and audio-visual
equipment. With retractable walls, the board rooms will transform into
larger meetings spaces. Additional space for innovative meetings and events
will be available in The Loft.
Atlanta, Georgia-based NYLO Hotels LLC offers a new class
of hotels that combines the dynamic qualities of urban loft-style living
with the best-of-the-industry features of leading hotel brands. The properties
feature bright, spacious loft accommodations; state-of-the-art business
center; gym, and 24-hour, healthy-alternative restaurant and bar. They
cater to business and leisure travelers seeking an energized, fun and comfortable
lodging option. For reservations and more information, visit http://www.nylohotels.com.