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December 27, 2016

Convention Space News: The Latest From Las Vegas and Kansas City




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A new move for a Kansas City convention center hotel and the latest from the Conference Center of Las Vegas top this week’s convention space news. 

Kansas City Convention Center Hotel Moves Forward

Developers for a proposed convention hotel in downtown Kansas City have secured commitments for a loan and are under contract to purchase land for the project, The Kansas City Star reports. The 800-room Hyatt hotel would sit on the northwest corner of Baltimore Avenue and 16th Street, with a tentative opening date set for September 2019. 

The hotel plans to have an approximately 25,000-square-foot master ballroom, a 12,000-square-foot junior ballroom and 18 breakout rooms, although the meeting space has been moved from the hotel’s main tower to above the 600-space parking garage to cut costs, The Kansas City Business Journal reports. The hotel also plans to have workout facilities, a pool, outdoor facilities, restaurants and bars. 

Conference Center of Las Vegas Names New Partner

In Las Vegas, the Conference Center of Las Vegas has announced that Connie Chiang, CEO of Pilot Holdings, USA, has joined the venue’s team. 

Chiang will handle a wide range of accounts with a focus on the Asian market. She can be reached at conniechiang@usa.com, 626-678-5733 (c) or 702-706-5559 (o). 


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