Thursday, May 14, 2020
KANSAS CITY CONVENTION HOTEL ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING JUNE 1ST DESPITE FEAR OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC REOPEN 2ND WAVE!!!
One of the biggest investments in Kansas City history is betting everything on hope that cononavirus impact after the reopen is limited.
To wit . . .
DESPITE RECENT DIRE WARNINGS FROM DOC FAUCI & MORE . . . THE KANSAS CITY CONVENTION HOTEL SHOWS BOLD CONFIDENCE MOVING FORWARD!!!
Here's the word . . .
"While our opening plans look a bit different than we had originally anticipated, there is no better time to open our doors and introduce Kansas City to Loews, than when KC prepares to get back to business," the company said Thursday in a news release.
Even better . . .
Let's not forget this hotel was hotly debated by tax fighters who held up the project for nearly a year. There was loyal TKC reader who loved to taunt some commenters and told us that he'd "see us and the grand opening." NO THANKS!!! The brash talk might be good for biz but we notice travelers are being very cautious given the multiple conventions that have cancelled on this place already this year.
Check the links that include local coverage and a glimpse at the embattled industry:
KSHB: After delaying its opening because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Loews Kansas City Hotel will officially open on June 1.
KCTV5: The company went on to say that the safety and well-being of their guests, team members and communities remain a top-priority.
KCUR: Still, the company said Thursday that “becoming an integral part of the Kansas City community and being a Good Neighbor is part of our company’s DNA.”
KMBC: Downtown Loews Hotel set to open June 1 after two-month COVID-19 delay
Forbes: Finding Successful Tech Solutions In The Crisis-Hit Hotel Industry
Fox Biz: Coronavirus-hit hospitality industry in ‘fight for survival’ as workers take brunt of job losses
UST: Hotel industry issues coronavirus safety guidelines before anticipated travel surge
Developing . . .