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The Marriott Kansas City Overland Park is currently undergoing a $ 16 million renovation with the property’s location in the heart of the United States as the design theme.

“A heart is more than just a physical center of a place,” said Carolyn Wells Maples, senior designer, HVSDESIGN. “It has a rhythm, a sense of identity and a welcome mat big enough to take every corner. Like the trails, the design of the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park connects the diverse landscapes of local hearts, warm and hardy people, historically rich attractions and modern innovations.

Renovations include updates to all rooms, public spaces including the lobby, an expanded fitness center, moved and expanded concierge lounge, meeting spaces, and a new restaurant and bar.

Each room will feature one or two king-size beds, making it the only hotel in the area to have king-size double beds. The bedrooms will also include all new luxury vinyl flooring, curtains, wall coverings, furniture and 55 inch. televisions. The majority of the new bedroom bathrooms have been converted from tubs to showers with an opulent new lighted vanity mirror. Additional upgrades include a whole new high speed internet infrastructure.

Zephyr Kitchen & Bar, a vibrant new gathering place for Overland Park, will be integrated into the Marriott, showcasing innovative local dishes, craft cocktails and an exciting new wine list. The 24-hour fitness center has doubled to 1,500 square feet. and will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and all-new weight and cardio equipment, including four new Peloton bikes.

All meeting space including 10,000 square feet. ballroom, are updated with new contemporary flooring, wall coverings, light fixtures and chandeliers. The lobby and reception area are also updated with new flooring and will feature a modern and welcoming design.

The hotel’s relocated concierge lounge will triple in size and become a flagship experience of the Marriott M Club, the hotel’s largest, most luxurious and convenient lounge available 24/7 to members of the Marriott Bonvoy.

“From textured finishes and warm wood tones to modern digital art, we challenged ourselves to find a robust expression of these crossroads,” said Wells Maples. “While not all guests walk the same way to this hotel, we hope those who do can find a piece of themselves captured here in one way or another. Whether it’s embracing a sense of comfort or the urge to explore the details of the design, we’re excited to share the product of the collaborative work of all the teams that bring this project to life. We hope the outcome will be as special as the vibrant community of Overland Park we have strived to capture. “

The Marriott Kansas City Overland Park was acquired in August 2019 by Wexford Lodging Advisors, a Columbus, OH-based hotel investment firm and Trinity Private Equity Group, an alternative asset management firm based in Southlake, TX. The Marriott Kansas City Overland Park is managed by Davidson Hospitality Group, a full-service hotel management company.

The renovations are expected to be completed by November.

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