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Key Construction Starts Three New Kansas City Hotels in July.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. Key Construction has started construction on three new hotel projects in the Kansas City market. The three projects – The Ambassador Hotel KC, Courtyard at Briarcliff, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites – will each cater to a different market segment.
The 43-key Ambassador Hotel KC will be the adaptive reuse of the Gate City National Bank building at 1111 Grand, inside the downtown loop. The upscale boutique will be part of the Ambassador Hotel Collection by Paul Coury of Coury Properties, which has similar properties in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Coury is developing the historic building along with local partner Jason Swords.
The 123-key Courtyard at Briarcliff will sit atop a new 16,000 square foot conference center and offer dramatic views of the Missouri River and the downtown skyline at Briarcliff, a mixed-use development just north of downtown. The Courtyard will be owned and operated by Chuck Mackey and Capital Management from Kansas City.
The 109-Key will be the latest addition to the airport market, which as remained relatively strong in Kansas City. Mike Patel of Gayatri Group of Hotels is the Owner/Operator, adding the Express to several other local properties in their portfolio.
Key Construction has built more than 75 hotels across the country over the last several years. According to Roger Summers of Key Construction’s Kansas City office, “It’s nice to finally see some new hotels in KC. While all will present their own challenges, we’re excited to be building three unique hotels right here in our back yard.” All three hotels are scheduled to be open by July of 2012.
About Key Construction
Key Construction is one of the Midwest's leading contractors, with offices in Wichita, Kansas City, Tulsa, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, specializing in hospitality, retail, commercial, healthcare, multi-family, and military construction.
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