Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kansas City Downtown Convention Hotel Financing Deets STILL Mostly A Mystery

Today's presser about a new partner for the hotel doesn't offer news about terms or economic impact. Remember that KCMO is already on the hook for $35 MILLION and counting while voters have been SHUT OUT of this process. Read more:

KC Convention Hotel: Lack of Transparency Undermines Confidence

For years, a development group led by former Kansas City politico Mike Burke has been trying to close a convention hotel deal downtown. It's tough to know exactly what is going on, but recent news stories do not inspire confidence.


Anonymous said...

KC downtown convention hotel operator will be Loews, not Hyatt

The Kansas City downtown convention hotel development team announced Wednesday, June 21, 2017, that it has selected Loews Hotels and Co. as a joint venture partner and operator, not Hyatt


Anonymous said...

Burke's Folly!

You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.

Anonymous said...

How can it be Burke's folly when he doesn't have any money in it himself and will be doing just fine, in fact most likely already is, with fees and other revenues the projects spins off?
Burke's a guy who knows a lot about how developers can access the vast laundry list of government programs, tax breaks, subsidies, and outright cash that are available.
And he knows what easy marks reside in the council chambers at 12th and Oak.
The folly ends up with the folks actually providing most of the money for this fiasco.
And in KCMO, as usual, that would be YOU.

Anonymous said...

Heard the people arranging this have the last name Bendover?