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Dec. 13, 2013

Noble Investment Group to Convert Q Hotel in Historic District to Marriott’s AC Hotel

Gabriel Circiog, Associate Editor

Noble Investment Group recently announced the acquisition of the Q Hotel situated in the Historic Westport District of Kansas City, Mo. The hotel is scheduled to undergo a thorough renovation and conversion in the process of becoming one of the first AC Hotels by Marriott properties located in the United States.

“Marriott is a long-standing brand partner of Noble, and we are excited to help launch the AC by Marriott brand in the United States,” said Noble CEO, Mit Shah.

AC Hotels by Marriott is an urban lifestyle hotel brand that currently has 79 properties in Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. The brand aims to deliver a stylish, urban, cosmopolitan design while also creating a tailor-made guest experience.

The AC Hotel by Marriott in Kansas City will feature a contemporary, simple but elegant, European-inspired design. The hotel will showcase local-influenced museum-quality artifacts and technology enabled functional spaces. The well-known Historic Westport District of Kansas City is a buzzing shopping and entertainment district, and being the region’s oldest established community, it has a rich history. The community is home to St. Luke’s Hospital, the Kansas City Reserve Bank, the Kansas City Board of Trade, the University of Missouri Kansas City as well as the headquarters of Hallmark Cards and Bernstein-Rein.

Ben Brunt, Noble principal, said: “Noble’s acquisition and subsequent ability to reposition this asset to Marriott’s AC Hotels by Marriott, their latest offering in the lifestyle brand category, will enable us deliver a product that is designed and caters to the next generation traveler already prevalent and supportive of the existing retail, restaurant and nightlife businesses in Westport. Our ability to deliver a product targeted to Westport and its surrounding businesses will allow us to maximize operating performance and add substantial value to this investment.”

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