Loews Kansas City Hotel designed by Cooper Carry

After nearly two years of construction, including the challenges of building during a pandemic, Loews Kansas City Hotel opened in June 2020. Photo by Eric Bowers

After nearly two years of construction, including the challenges of building during a pandemic, Loews Kansas City Hotel opened in June 2020. Missouri’s Loews Kansas City Hotel is the first full-service hotel to open in more than 30 years. Rising 24 stories and encompassing 800 rooms, its look was designed by Cooper Carry and brought to life with Tubelite’s curtainwall, window wall, entrance and interior aluminum framing systems.

Linetec finished the aluminum framing, as well as provided poured-and-debridged ultra-thermal barriers. The thermal break separates and insulates the framing to reduce conduction and condensation, supporting the hotel’s energy efficiency and its guests’ comfort.

On the hotel’s exterior, Linetec applied a 70 percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based Duranar architectural paint coating. Minimizing both interior and exterior maintenance, the finished metals’ durability saves time and labor throughout the building’s lifespan. At the end of the aluminum framing systems’ long life, it can be recycled and reused as future architectural products and other materials.

Flynn Midwest LP installed approximately 11,334 m2 (122,000 sf) of Tubelite’s systems. Archon Fenestration Technologies, LLC served as the local manufacturers’ representative assisting with glass and framing product selection.

Located at 1515 Wyandotte Street, Loews Kansas City Hotel offers a breath of refreshing hospitality in the heart of downtown. The $325 million destination hotel offers guests a choice of a lobby bar, a three-meal restaurant, or grab-and-go dining. Fitness amenities include an indoor lap pool and spa. Along with the largest hotel ballroom in the city, it provides up to 5574 m2 (60,000 sf) of on-site meeting and event space and an elevated pedestrian bridge connecting to the Kansas City Convention Center. It is within walking distance to attractions and other destination landmarks like the Kansas City Power & Light District, T-Mobile Center, KC Streetcar, and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Whether sipping a drink at the Horse Feather Social, dining at The Stilwell or crossing over to the convention center, the hotel’s main lobby, lower levels and skybridge link present a visible connection to the public.

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