Kansas City has debated the need for a new downtown convention hotel for a quarter-century. Now that argument may be coming to an end.
Groundbreaking for the Loews Hotel near Bartle Hall is now set for the fall. There have been changes — Loews’ participation is one of them — and there are still challenges before the bulldozers begin their work south of the loop.
What steps remain? What can Kansas Citians expect from a new convention hotel? Is the convention business slumping? If so, what does that mean for the $311 million project’s financing?
Join the conversation when Mike Burke talks about the hotel with The Star’s editorial board on Facebook Live. Burke, a former city councilman and candidate for mayor, has spent much of the last six years working on the downtown project.
When: 4 p.m. Wednesday
Who: Star editorial board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling will chat with Mike Burke, lead attorney for the project.
What: The Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel
How: Watch live and submit a question. Or check out the video later.