Downtown KC convention hotel slated for 2020 completion after receiving new approvals

Finally, Kansas City has a new deal for its first new convention hotel since 1985.

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, an agency that grants tax breaks, on Wednesday approved a slew of new agreements with KC Hotel Property Owner LLC, the new owner of the 800-room project.

That helps pave the way for an expected Jan. 2 groundbreaking for the $322 million project, with an expected completion date of 2020. That’s just months before 20,000 visitors are supposed to arrive as part of the Shriners International convention in July 2020.

Loews Hotels will own and operate the Kansas City Convention Hotel, one of 24 hotels in the company’s portfolio in North America.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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