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Ms. Henderson

Cristine Henderson

Associate, Hoefer Wysocki

Cristine Henderson  has nearly 20 years of experience managing projects in the commercial, hospitality, healthcare and civic sectors. She combines her passion for process and efficiency with her love of design to deliver high-performing buildings that enable her clients to achieve their goals.

Based in Kansas City, Ms. Henderson is currently working with major hospitality brands across the country to design new hotels that better articulate the client's brand vision. Seamless integration of her client's brand into the design is among the hallmarks of her portfolio.

Other notable projects in her portfolio include the award-winning, 80,000-sq. ft. SelectQuote Headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., the 92,000-sq. ft. U.S. Air Force Ambulatory Care Center at Lackland Air Force Base, and the 106,000-sq. ft. Leawood Justice Center in Leawood, Kan., as well as several LEED-certified projects.

As a project manager at Hoefer Wysocki, her responsibilities include direct involvement in project design during the schematic design phase through construction document production, submittal review and coordinating with contractors during construction administration, interior finish selection, detailing and coordination, and furniture selection and specification.

Ms. Henderson is a graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned her degree in Architecture. She is licensed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).


Please visit http://www.hoeferwysocki.com for more information.

Ms. Henderson can be contacted at 913-307-3700 or Cristine.henderson@hoeferwysocki.com

Coming up in September 2020...

Hotel Group Meetings: Demand vs. Supply

It is a great time for hotel group meetings. It is expected that once again this sector will grow by 5-10% in 2020, partly due to the increasing value of in-person group meetings. Because people now spend so much time in front of their screens, face-to-face interactions have become a more treasured commodity in our modern world. Plus, the use of social media reinforces the value of engagement, discussion, conversation, and networking - all areas where group meetings shine. Despite this rosy outlook, there is a concern that demand for meetings far exceeds the supply of suitable venues and hotels. There are very few "big box" properties with 500-plus rooms and extensive conference facilities being built, and this shortage of inventory could pose a serious challenge for meeting planners. In addition to location concerns, the role of the meeting planner has also evolved significantly. Planners are no longer just meeting coordinators - they are de facto travel agents. Cultural interactions, local dining, experiential travel, and team-building activities are all now a part of their meeting mix. Plus, they have to cater to evolving tastes. Millennials are insisting on healthier venues and activities, and to meet their demands, hotels are making yoga breaks, fresh-pressed juices, plant-based diets, state-of-the-art gyms, and locally-sourced menus available. Millennials are also insisting that meeting venues practice Corporate Social Responsibility, which means upholding sustainable and ethical values; investment in the local community; health and well-being of employees; and general business practices that reflect being good citizens of the planet. Finally, there is a growing trend to merge meetings with other local events, such as music festivals, sporting events, and cultural attractions. The December Hotel Business Review will report on issues relevant to group meetings and will document what some hotels are doing to support this part of their operations.