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$2.5 Million Renovation of Kansas City Airport Howard Johnson Moving Along

Kansas City, MO -- Midwestern Hotel Partners, LLC, owner, of the Kansas City Airport Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel (http://www.airportplazakansascity.com/), today announced that the $2.5 million renovation of the premises is moving along and should be completed by September, 2006.

The renovation of the Kansas City Airport Howard Johnson, which began in February 2006, includes:
  • Replacement of all soft goods in all rooms and suites to include the bedding, television, individual heating/cooling units, new carpeting and wallpaper.
  • Refurbishing the public areas including the restaurant, lounge, lobby and guestroom corridors.
  • Redesigning the International Ballroom which seats 250 people for dinner and up to 400 for theater style meetings and completely refurbishing all additional meeting rooms.

Set in a suburban setting, yet only a short drive to downtown, Kansas City Airport Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel is the perfect site for business meetings or family gatherings of all kinds in the Kansas City, MO area. The 11-story, 249-room full service hotel offers quiet, spacious accommodations and three parlor rooms in a relaxing atmosphere along with11 meeting rooms with a capacity for 750 people.

Commenting on the renovation, the hotel's General Manager David Jones, said, "Kansas City is a growing tourism and business destination and the perfect location to showcase Howard Johnson's high quality of accommodations and service."

The Kansas City Airport Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel offers a unique combination of location, accommodations, meeting space, retail, entertainment and dining options. For example, free WiFi access is standard in all guestrooms and throughout the hotel, and for fitness buffs a workout center that offers treadmills, elliptical treadmills and a Universal weight machine. Also, the hotel's location offers a variety of local activities including the Argosy Riverside Casino, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City Ballet and NASCAR's Kansas Speedway.

The Kansas City Airport Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel sits on 6.7 acres of land located at 7301 Tiffany Springs Road at the southern end of the KCI corridor and approximately five miles from Kansas City International Airport.

The hotel was first built in 1973 as a Sheraton by two TWA pilots and was the first hotel to serve the then brand new Kansas City International Airport. In 1984, the property changed over to a Ramada Inn and then briefly as Lexington Hotel & Suites in 2004. It was acquired by the current owners in December, 2005.

For hotel reservation, visit http://www.airportplazakansascity.com or call 1-800-446-4656.


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