La Quinta, Loews, My Place open new hotels

The 800-room Loews Kansas City Hotel connects directly to the Kansas City Convention Center via a new connector bridge. Photo credit: Loews Hotels & Co

La Quinta by Wyndham opened the La Quinta by Wyndham Lakeway, in Lakeway, Texas. Developed and owned by Billy Brown of Lodgecap and managed by operating partner Sammy Bhakta of Imbue Investments, the new construction hotel has 104 guestrooms.

Prominently situated in a central wedding destination, the hotel offers guests access to scenic attractions and recreation such as Lake Travis, Hamilton Green Belt, Canyonlands Trail Network, Hill Country Galleria and multiple golf clubs.

The upper-midscale brand has more than 925 properties in the U.S., and the newest location in Lakeway features free Bright Side Breakfast as well as meeting space, a fitness center, free Wi-Fi and parking. 

“The La Quinta brand is a proven favorite among guests, and we are confident the brand’s blend of upper-midscale comfort and convenience will be a great fit in this desirable destination,” said Krishna Paliwal, president of La Quinta by Wyndham. “Sammy, Billy and their teams are strong partners with significant experience in the hotel industry, and we are thrilled to expand our relationship with them as we celebrate the new La Quinta by Wyndham Lakeway.”

The hotel will participate in the Wyndham Rewards hotel rewards program.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

Loews Hotels & Co opened the Loews Kansas City Hotel. The hotel offers 800 guestrooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which connects directly to the Kansas City Convention Center via a new connector bridge, and also will eventually boast four dining and lounge options, a fitness center, an indoor lap pool and spa. The hotel is owned and operated by Loews Hotels & Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corp., and was developed by KC Hotel Developers.

“As an owner and operator, Loews Hotels & Co has the advantage of deciding when and where we build hotels. Today is one of those days where we look back and are proud of our decision, as we officially open Loews Kansas City, a hotel which has been in the works for more than seven years, starting with a vision city leaders had to continue the revitalization of downtown,” said Jonathan Tisch, chairman/CEO, Loews Hotels & Co. “Given what has transpired over the past several weeks, our opening is going to look a little different than we originally anticipated. However, at Loews Hotels we not only believe in Kansas City, Mo., we also believe in this project and its long-term contributions to the destination and look forward to celebrating and honoring all those involved later this year.”

The Loews Kansas City Hotel is the first full-service hotel to open in downtown in more than 30 years. The hotel is in walking distance to key area attractions and other destination landmarks such as the Kansas City Power & Light District, Sprint Center, KC Streetcar and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The hotel will serve as the official HQ hotel for the Kansas City Convention Center. The meeting rooms include the 27,000-square-foot City Beautiful Grand Ballroom with views of downtown and floor to ceiling windows. Additional smaller ballrooms, breakout rooms and boardrooms will also be featured. The footbridge over Wyandotte Street will connect Loews Kansas City to the Convention Center Ballroom and Bartle Hall.

The hotel plans to launch food-and-beverage concepts later this summer. In the meantime, guests are able to take advantage of the grab-and-go coffee shop from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily and cocktails and light fare in the lobby bar from 2 p.m.-11 p.m. daily.

JE Dunn constructed the 24-story hotel, with Cooper Carry Architects and Looney & Associates designing it.

My Place Hotel - King George, Va.

My Place Hotels of America debuted in its 27th state with the opening of the brand’s 56th My Place Hotel. Located directly off the James Madison Parkway in King George, Va., the 64-unit, three-story hotel was developed by MP King George, built by Celtic Services and is operated by Cornerstone Hospitality.

As the first extended-stay lodging option in the market, the hotel is positioned for area travelers commuting to the nearby U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Washington, D.C.; and across the Potomac River to Maryland.