Loews Hotels has been around for over 70 years. First started by the Tisch family and now three generations later, Jonathan Tisch, who is the chairman and CEO, is keeping it all in the family. Loews Hotels are one-of-a-kind luxury, upper scale hotels that are located throughout the US and Canada. Headquarters in New York, Loew’s plan on expanding in urban settings and resort destinations across the world.
This Loews Hotel is over 400,000 gross square feet and has 800 guestrooms to start. The hotel includes about 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which includes the largest ballroom in Kansas City. It has a saltwater indoor pool, a lobby bar, restaurant, luxury spa, and a state of the art fitness center.
NTI is proud to have served as the technology consultant for the new Loews Kansas City Hotel. We lead the planning and design services for the facilities infrastructure and the systems that rely upon it.
We began with space planning. We then planned and designed the infrastructure including the drawings for cabling systems, data, voice, security, audio visual and wireless systems.
NTI scope of services
- Facility Technology Design – NTI designed and produced drawings and specifications for the infrastructure for the technology systems for the entire facility. We coordinated with members of the Loews Kansas City architect’s team, and the Ownership group. Our drawings detail all of the cabling, technology equipment rooms, power and HVAC requirements, cabling pathways and other elements of the “Information Transport System” (ITS). Using a globally recognized standards-based approach per TIA/EIA, ANSI, and BICSI guidelines, the completed ITS serves as the information highway for all data, security, TV, AV, and wireless systems.
- Security – NTI designed the CCTV and Card access systems within the scope area. The CCTV system design include specifications and elevations for security cameras, monitors and DVR units (digital recorders).
- Audio Visual Services – For the Loews Kansas City Hotel, NTI designed a dynamic background music system that adheres to the owner’s requirements. This system will support up to four (4) sources of audio that can be distributed, as desired. The video systems employed flat panels and projectors. Within the large Training Area, we enhanced the audio system with additional support of microphone and line-level inputs, and with enhanced speakers designed to maximize vocal clarity and multi-media playback. Additional audio channels support Assisted Listening devices amd other audio needs. Volume controls and source selectors are accessible to staff to allow for control without the need to go to a central closet to make changes.
- Construction Administration – During the construction phase, NTI personnel responded to inquiries from the contractors regarding the build-out of the technology systems and visited the site to personally witness the contractor’s progress, workmanship and adherence to NTI drawings and specifications and Loews Hotel standards.
From concept through implementation, we worked closely with the Architect and Ownership teams to assure that the Loews Hotel facility is configured to address tomorrow’s technology challenges today.
22 Meeting and Banquet Rooms
6,000 sq. ft. outdoor terrace
47 luxury suites
Connects directly to KS Convention Center
State-of-the-art Fitness Center