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Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
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Sheraton Kansas City Hotel with glass skyway connection to Crown Center.
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel with glass skyway connection to Crown Center.
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Location United States
Coordinates 39°05′06″N 94°34′48″W / 39.085°N 94.580°W / 39.085; -94.580Coordinates: 39°05′06″N 94°34′48″W / 39.085°N 94.580°W / 39.085; -94.580
Opening date July 1, 1980; 40 years ago (July 1, 1980)
Developer Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation
Architect Edward Larrabee Barnes
PBNDML
Management Marriott International
Owner Hallmark Cards
No. of restaurants Crayola Cafe
Milano
Spectators
Terrace
No. of rooms 733
of which suites 39
No. of floors 45

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center is a 504.0 ft (153.62 m), 45-story hotel located in the Crown Center complex in Kansas City, Missouri. It was Missouri's tallest building from 1980 to 1986. It is now the state's sixth-tallest building and Kansas City's third-tallest building.

It has 42,860 sq ft (3,982 m2) of function space, a 17,487 sq ft (1,624.6 m2) ballroom and a dedicated exhibit hall with 15,360 sq ft (1,427 m2). It has 733 guestrooms, including 42 suites.

The hotel was formerly topped by a revolving rooftop restaurant, Skies, which closed in 2011 along with the hotel's Peppercorn Duck Club when the hotel became a part of Starwood. The former Skies restaurant reopened as the Sheraton Club Lounge, a private club.

History

Opening

The hotel opened on July 1, 1980 as the Hyatt Regency Kansas City. It is part of the Crown Center complex, built by Hallmark Cards, adjacent to their headquarters, and southeast of the Downtown loop, where most of Kansas City's tallest buildings are located.

Skywalk collapse

On July 17, 1981, 114 people were killed in the Hyatt Regency when the fourth floor walkway in the atrium collapsed on the second floor walkway during a tea dance attended by more than 1,600 revelers. An investigation revealed that tie rods supporting the walkway did not meet Kansas City building codes.

Rebranding

The hotel was renamed the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in 1987, and then the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center on December 1, 2011.

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