Hunt Midwest has closed on the sale of a pair of hotel sites at Hunt Midwest Commerce Center, paving the way for two new hotels to be built at the 140-acre commercial development in 2018.
Construction will soon begin on a 90-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott and a 126-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites.
“Hunt Midwest Commerce Center is attracting attention from hotel operators and retailers who can successfully draw leisure travelers and business travelers to their businesses,” said Ora Reynolds, president and CEO of Hunt Midwest. “With proximity to Worlds of Fun, two Kansas City casinos and the Truman Sports Complex, this location has been a favorite for regional tourists for decades, and now with more than 50 businesses located across the street at Hunt Midwest Business Center, HMCC is an ideal place for corporate travelers seeking convenience, class and comfort.”
The SpringHill Suites will be operated by KMG Hotels, which is developing under the name Park Hospitality LLC. A groundbreaking for the hotel is expected this spring, while completion is targeted for May 2018, says Jay Koshiya, partner and owner of KMG Hotels.
Elite Hotel Group, owned by Larry Patel and John Edmiston, will own and operate the 126-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. The hotel will include 4,500 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, and sports-themed bar. A groundbreaking is expected early in the second quarter, with the opening planned for fall 2018.
The new Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites will be located one block south of the existing Holiday Inn, which is expected to remain open but will operate under a different hotel name when it is removed from the Holiday Inn system later this year.
The hotels join more than 15 successful businesses within Hunt Midwest Commerce Center, part of Hunt Midwest's 2,500-acre, master-planned development straddling I-435 near Parvin Road. Two additional restaurant sites remain available within the development.