Great Plains Ventures opens second Kansas Aloft

Marriott International opened the Aloft Wichita Northeast, the second property for the brand in the state of Kansas. Developed by Great Plains Ventures and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the hotel includes 126 loft-like rooms, modern technology and an active social scene at the hotel’s signature W XYZ bar.

“We’re excited to expand the brand to another large Midwest market,” Toni Stoeckl, global brand leader and VP of distinctive select brands, Marriott International, said in a statement. “Boasting a portfolio of more than 100 hotels worldwide, Aloft continues to resonate with travelers with its tech-forward atmosphere, leading-edge design and live music programming.”

Aloft Wichita Northeast is located near offices for Koch Industries, Dean & DeLuca, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, Flight Safety, Coleman and Textron. Nearby attractions include the Great Plains Nature Center, All Star Adventures and the Museum of World Treasures and Exploration Place. Wichita State University is 3 miles from the property, downtown Wichita is 8 miles away and Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) is 14 miles away.


Like this story? Subscribe to IHIF!

The hospitality industry turns to IHIF International Hotel Investment News as the must-read source for investment and development coverage worldwide. Sign up today to get inside the deal with the latest transactions, openings, financing, and more delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

“We’re very excited to bring a completely novel product to the Wichita market,” Marque Peer, VP development, Great Plains Ventures, said in a statement. “There is quite a buzz about having an Aloft in Wichita and people can’t wait for it to open.”

Aloft Wichita Northeast offers SPG Keyless—the company’s industry-first keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key—as well as fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Additional amenities include 3,642 square feet of meeting space, an outdoor Splash pool, Re:chargeSM fitness center; Re:fuelSM by Aloft – a one-stop 24/7 gourmet grab & go food and beverage area; and live, local music at the brand’s signature W XYZ bar as part of the signature Live At Aloft Hotels music series.

Suggested Articles

Accor launched a €300m share buyback as part of its plans to return €1bn to shareholders over the next 24 months.

Apex Hotels reported full-year revpar growth of 2.4%, driven by an investment of £9m in its estate.

The UK’s hospitality sector needs to do more to promote sustainability, according to the latest UKHospitality/CGA Future Shock Report.