Wednesday, July 19, 2017
KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTER EXCLUSIVE FACT CHECK: DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL TEAM LACKS EXPERIENCE!!!
A lot of locals failed to realize the magnitude of the Hyatt dropout from the Downtown Kansas City Convention Hotel plan.
Accordingly . . .
CHECK KANSAS CITY TAX FIGHTERS CALLING FOUL ON THE NEW DOWNTOWN CONVENTION HOTEL TEAM AMID THE RECENT SWITCHEROO!!!
Take a look:
Burke’s Convention Motel
Many in Kansas City continue to scratch their heads as to why the Hyatt Hotel Corporation would spend so much time, effort and money teaching Mike Burke, Troy Schulte and the Mayor all about how the hotel convention business works only to quickly and quietly leave, without anything to show for it, in the end. Mike Burke’s response about the Hyatt Corporation not wanting to be apart of the deal any longer just does not fly. Then out of nowhere- Loews Hotels -a small to mid-sized hotel chain that has never built a convention hotel nor operates any is now building the convention hotel.
What is exactly going on?
The convention hotel business is an extremely tough and competitive business and to be successful one needs to know what it is that they are doing and have the wherewithal to do it. Unlike Hyatt, Loews (Burke, Schulte and James for that matter) has no experience running a convention hotel nor do they have the required sales force to market a convention hotel. In the end, this will only steal room nights from existing hotels than drive the business and development originally promised.
You decide . . .