Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation announced that the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City undergo an $13 million renovation to bring the 733-room property up to Sheraton brand standards. The Sheraton Crown Center is scheduled to make its debut on January 1, 2012 and following an extensive renovation effort will feature all the brand’s signature offerings including the Sweet Sleeper bed, Club Lounge, [email protected] experienced with Microsoft, [email protected] Café and Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance.
The Sheraton Crown Center is one of more than 60 new hotels and over 20,000 rooms Starwood expects to add to the Sheraton portfolio over the next three years as part of a multi-year strategic expansion plan. It will join The Westin Crown Center as the second Starwood property in the upscale lifestyle center that is less than a mile from the city’s Power and Light entertainment district. Starwood will also operate the Crown Center Exhibit Hall and two restaurants in Crown Center shopping center.
The hotel’s newly refurbished lobby will feature the “[email protected] experienced with Microsoft,” a social hub where connections, whether face-to-face or webcam-to-webcam, take place. All guest rooms will be equipped with an oversized work desk, custom-designed ergonomic chair, high-speed Internet, LCD flat panel television, MP3 docking station and the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® bed, designed to meet AAA’s Five Diamond Award® criteria.
Ideal for business meetings and social functions of all sizes, the Sheraton Crown Center will feature more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with all the latest in meetings technology. Additional amenities will include an indoor and outdoor pool and a Sheraton Club Lounge. The hotel will also feature a fully equipped fitness facility featuring the brand’s revolutionary new health and fitness program designed exclusively for Sheraton guests through its partner Core Performance.
Located on the southern edge of downtown Kansas City, Sheraton Crown Center is adjacent to the 53,000 square foot Crown Center Exhibit Hall and less than a mile from the city’s convention center. Crown Center’s 80 acres features shops, restaurants and theaters, as well as the worldwide headquarters for Hallmark Cards. A Sea Life aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center are scheduled to open there in 2012. Also nearby are the River Market and the Union Station, Country Club Plaza. Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium are ten miles from the hotel.