One of the more unusual construction projects in Kansas City’s core — a two-hotel complex being built without public subsidies — aims for completion by February 2016.
The Chartwell Hospitality hotels, a Marriott Courtyard and companion Residence Inn, continue under construction on the block bounded by Main Street, Baltimore Avenue, 16th Street and Truman Road.
“We delayed the start about three months, beginning in August 2014, but we’re on schedule for our construction timeline,” said Will Schaedle, Chartwell’s acquisition and development manager.
Schaedle said the company is “totally satisfied” with its decision to build the hotels without public incentives and the project “stands alone without assistance.”
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Chartwell, based in Tennessee, has a 25-year license from Marriott for the project. It includes a 10-story hotel building and a parking garage immediately south of the Sporting Innovations building, the former Hanna Rubber Co. property.
Construction has worked its way to the fifth floor of the hotel building and is coming along well, Schaedle said. He said Chartwell is watching with interest the city’s negotations to build a proposed Hyatt convention center hotel nearby.
“It’d be great if Hyatt and Kansas City can get it done,” he said. “We’ll compete for some of the same room nights, but we think it would be good overall.”
The Chartwell plan calls for 257 rooms, a 166-space garage, a pool, a conference center and a fitness room. The Courtyard part is to have 153 rooms and the Residence Inn part 104.