Marriott to Get $9 Million Makeover in Kansas City

The Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel in Kansas City, Mo., has commenced a $9 million renovation of its public spaces and guest rooms, Atlanta-based owner Noble Investment Group announced recently. Noble, which acquired the property in March 2008, has already completed guest room upgrades on two of the hotel's 19 floors, but has not yet announced a target completion date for the remainder of the project.

"The completion of these planned physical enhancements to the entire hotel will enable our dedicated team of hospitality professionals at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza the ability to provide their guests with a memorable luxury experience," Noble's Managing Principal and CEO Bob Morse said in a statement.

A centerpiece of the hotel's renovation will be its 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which will be expanded with the addition of a revamped business center and a new high-tech boardroom for small meetings.

Renovations will also include the conversion of the hotel's existing lobby into a multi-level Marriott Great Room that will feature retail space, a lounge and private areas for impromptu meetings or event breakout sessions.

Said General Manager Dean Chininis in a recent interview with the The Kansas City Star, "We believe this renovation will set us apart from every hotel in the area."