Kellogg development lands boutique hotel

WICHITA -- Nylo Hotels, an Atlanta, Ga.-based boutique hotel builder, has announced plans to build a hotel in Jay Maxwell's mixed-use commercial development at Kellogg and Maize.

The 125-bed hotel, to be formally named when Maxwell and his Maize 54 LLC select a name for the 33-acre development, will be tailored to corporate clients and entertainment consumers, said Chris Jones, vice president of the 6-year-old hotel firm.

Jones said the hotel will feature rooms that resemble loft apartments, and a bar and restaurant that will target local customers along with hotel guests. It joins Maxwell's Bowllagio, a mixed-use entertainment facility, as commitments pending state approval of a STAR bond issue.

The hotel should open in the summer of 2011, Jones said.

"When we founded the company, this is the type of opportunity we had in mind," Jones said. "We're going in as part of a mixed-use lifestyle entertainment project that offers folks the ability not just to stay in the hotel, but enjoy some of the wider things in these kinds of markets."

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