HCW to Break Ground on 98-Key Hotel in Wichita, Kan.

Construction of the TRU Hotel by Hilton is expected to begin in April, while completion is scheduled for the spring of 2018.

By Laura Calugar

TRU Hotel by Hilton illustration
TRU Hotel by Hilton illustration

Wichita, Kan.—HCW Development recently announced the development of a 98-key TRU Hotel by Hilton in Wichita, Kan. The project team includes management company Kinseth Hospitality and LK Architecture. The latter also designed Hampton Inn, a hotel currently under construction at Maize Road and 29th Street on Wichita’s west side. J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc. is the broker for the latest TRU-branded hotel.

The new hotel will be located on 2 acres in the Plazzio Retail and Entertainment Center on the east side of Wichita. The site is just west of the K-96 Highway and at the corners of Greenwich Road and 13th Street, one of the most active retail intersections in the city. The Center, developed by Laham Development of Wichita, boasts several restaurants and The Alley, a major indoor entertainment center, along with Warren Theatre, a 20-screen luxury movie theater.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with the Laham Group on the new Hilton brand, TRU, in Wichita. We anticipate to fill the need for the loyal Hilton traveler along with offering a new experience at a lower price for the millennial traveler,” said Rick Huffman, HCW’s CEO, in a prepared statement.

TRU by Hilton will offer functional guest rooms and socializing areas, including an open lobby comprised of four zones where clients can work, play, lounge and eat. Guests will benefit from complimentary amenities such as breakfast, coffee and tea, optional mobile check-in, a multifunctional fitness center and high-speed Wi-Fi. The Wichita hotel will break ground in April 2017, with an estimated completion date in early spring of 2018. According to The Wichita Eagle, rooms will be priced at approximately $115 per night. Another TRU Hotel is expected to open approximately 160 miles away, on 802 South Meridian Ave. in Oklahoma City, in June 2017.

The Wichita metro area is home to more than 500,000 residents. The eastern side of the metro has a major employment base and is home to Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in America.

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