News for the Hospitality Executive
Integrated Capital LLC Completes $20 million Modernization
of the Marriott
Overland Park, Kansas Including the Three Zone MI Greatroom
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - July 15, 2009 - Today, the Overland Park Marriott completed an interior renovation to transform the traditional hotel lobby space into a “Marriott International (M.I.) Greatroom,” designed to meet the unique needs of business travelers and vacationers. It is the first to exist in Kansas and Overland Park is amongst the small number of suburban hotels to introduce the concept. Nationally, there are currently 90 Marriott Hotels with “M.I. Greatroom” lobbies, a concept that was launched in 2006.
“Overland Park is a thriving community with significant growth potential.
We saw this hotel renovation as the perfect opportunity to enhance our
investment in the region,” said Kenneth Fearn, managing partner of Integrated
Capital LLC, the Los Angeles-based, minority-owned hotel group that owns
the Marriott Overland Park (10800 Metcalf Avenue). In the past two years,
the owners have invested $20 million in renovations to modernize the hotel’s
exterior and guest environment.
The completed M.I. Greatroom consists of three sophisticated zones designed to best serve the wide-ranging needs of Marriott guests.
In addition to the zones, the M.I. Greatroom will also feature enhanced
food options. The 5-10-20 menu, served in the various zones, includes moderately
priced dishes that can be prepared and served within 5, 10, or 20 minutes.
The completed renovation also marks the grand re-opening of Nikko, the
hotel’s popular Japanese Steakhouse, which will now include a sushi bar
accessible to lobby visitors. In addition to Nikko, a brand new restaurant,
Epicure, will open its doors, serving traditional American dishes with
a healthy approach.
To celebrate the opening, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4:00pm this afternoon at the hotel (10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas). The ceremony is open to the media and will include participation from local community leaders including Tracey Osborne, CCE, President of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and City Council President Fred Spears.
To make reservations or to inquire about an Overland Park hotel package, call (800) 228-9290 or visit www.overlandparkmarriott.com.
About the Overland Park Marriott:
The Overland Park Marriott is owned by Integrated Capital, LLC. The Los Angeles-based, minority-owned hotel group is a shining example of Marriott's Diversity Ownership Initiative, which set a goal in 2005 to have 500 hotels owned, managed or in the pipeline by women and minorities by 2010. Today, Marriott is well on track to meet its goal. For more information on Marriott's Diversity Ownership Initiative, visit www.marriott.com/diversity.
Marriott International, Inc.
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