KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center recently announced its completion of a two-year $22 million renovation of both hotels including significant upgrades to Sheraton’s guestrooms and improvements to both Sheraton and Westin’s meeting rooms and lobbies. The hotel complex now offers a total of 1,454 guestrooms and 150,000 square feet of meeting space.
The two Starwood-hotel branded complex now boasts 52 meeting rooms, 30 parlors, 21 breakout rooms with more than 1,000 square feet of space and 19 breakout rooms with 500 square feet of space. Two ballrooms with 17,487 square feet and 16,089 square feet each (both seating up to 2,000 people), and a third at 5,000 square feet as well as direct connection to the Crown Center Exhibition Hall, providing access to an additional 45,500 square feet, rounds-out the hotels’ event space.
Sheraton’s renovated atrium-style lobby now offers the Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft lounge, offering complimentary Wi-Fi and printing. The lobby also features a copy of the original Rick Neblurg Ball Sculpture Chandelier. Shimmering above the lobby, the chandelier shines with more than 2,000 aluminum-plated Polypropylene silver balls connected by 361 chains, each measuring 34 feet long.
The final piece of the $22 million renovation is the opening of the Westin Kansas City’s Tangent, an innovative, flexible workspace concept that meets the changing needs of today’s mobile business traveler. The 260-square-foot room accommodates small groups of 4-6 and can be booked on-the-go.
The fully-wired room also features media:scape by Steelcase technology, video conferencing, and seamless connectivity and collaboration areas in addition to televisions, printers, sound systems, and Xbox 360 for games or DVDs. Floor-to-ceiling white boards and fully stocked office supplies are also provided and wireless Internet is available for no additional fee.
Both hotels also offer state-of-the-art fitness centers and outdoor swimming pools. Guests can grab a bite at the Sheraton’s Terrace restaurant and Spectators Bar & Grille, at the Westin’s Brasserie, or venture to the nearby restaurants of Crown Center.