Kansas City offers plenty of great places to lay your head, grab a bite or hold a meeting. In fact, the metropolitan area already touts more than 32,000 hotel rooms—with 4,200 committable rooms in the convention core by 2020.

From historic renovations to brand-new properties, here is the latest buzz on KC’s hotel renaissance. Check back often as this page is updated regularly.

Under Development

Loews Convention Center Hotel – Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel will showcase 800 guestrooms, a lobby bar, signature restaurant, three meal restaurant, indoor lap pool and 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, which connects directly to the Kansas City Convention Center with a new connector bridge. Set to open in early 2020, the hotel is also in walking distance to key attractions and other destination landmarks like the Kansas City Power & Light District, Sprint Center, KC Streetcar and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. 

Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Currently the city’s largest convention hotel, the Marriott is in the process of completing a $40 million guest room renovation. All 983 rooms in both the Marriott and Muehlebach towers will be completely redesigned and are expected to be completed by 2018. Guests can expect each room to include highly functional, technologically advanced features, such as a computer-friendly work desk, several charging and USB outlet options, high speed internet and more. All rooms will feature soft seating, a minimalist wardrobe system, energy-efficient LED lighting and other amenities to complement the more than 93,000 square feet of historic and modern meeting space.

Hilton Home2 Suites – At a cost of $19.3 million and only a short walk to 40 art galleries, a new five-story Home2 Suites by Hilton is emerging at 20th and Main streets in the trendy Crossroads Arts District. KC-based True North Hotel Group will operate the area’s first Hilton Home2 Suites, which is projected to open October 2017 and will feature 115 rooms, extended stay suites with refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves and contemporary style. Earth-conscious products and services include wall-mounted bath amenities, multiple recycling stations and a saline swimming pool. Each hotel also offers free breakfast and Home2 MKT—a small on-site grocery store that is always open.

21c Museum Hotel Kansas City – 21c Museum Hotels anticipates redeveloping Kansas City’s historic Savoy Hotel and Grill, pending federal and state historic tax credits and private financing. Renovation and rehabilitation of the 125 year-old building would preserve its historic features while creating a new space for visitors and Kansas City residents to experience genuine hospitality. Plans call for a $47.5-million investment that will convert the downtown property into a 120-room boutique hotel, restaurant and contemporary art museum. The hotel is projected to open in December 2017. 

Aparium Hotel Group Project in the Crossroads – Two buildings at 2101 and 2107 Central Street have been acquired by Aparium Hotel Group of Chicago. The group plans to open a 125-room boutique hotel with meeting spaces, a restaurant, a bar and lounge and a rooftop deck. Opening is planned for winter 2018.

Hotel Indigo – Looking to open early 2018, this boutique hotel (which is part of the InterContinental chain) will be located in a converted 12-floor office tower right in the middle of Downtown KC. Developers plan 118 rooms with 27 luxury apartments on the top three floors. 

Newly Opened

The Fontaine – Formerly Hotel Sorella, this a luxury hotel is situated on Kansas City's landmark Country Club Plaza. The 132-room property opened in November 2013 as the Hotel Sorella. With more than 7,200 square feet of meeting space and 4,000 square feet of restaurant and bar space, this property blends modern style with Mediterranean touches. In-room safes enhance security and complimentary shuttles are available within five miles of the property. Guests can also exercise in the fitness center and unwind at the outdoor heated pool.

Ambassador Hotel Kansas City – Opened in Downtown Kansas City’s historic Gate City National Bank building in July 2012, the Ambassador and is already ready to expand. The $15 million project will add 70 more rooms to the boutique hotel's offerings. Business travelers appreciate the business center and same-day laundry valet, executive boardroom, and meeting and reception space. Valet parking, complimentary transportation within a five-mile radius and assistance with travel arrangements enhance a stay here. Guests may also choose gourmet room service or enjoy upscale fare at the restaurant.

Courtyard Marriott/Residence Inn Kansas City, MO – Located in the Crossroads Arts District and within walking distance of the Kansas City Convention Center, this new $46 million hotel complex opened August 2016. The property features 257 Courtyard and Residence Inn Rooms located in the same building, as well as a 166-space parking garage and retail operations that encompass 5,000 square feet. Business travelers will also appreciate 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant and a coffee shop. Similar to apartments, Residence Inn suites also offer convenient cook tops, microwaves and dishwashers.

Renovations, Flag Changes & Remodels

Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton – The art deco building originally opened in 1931 is fresh off a $20 million renovation that preserves and celebrates the hotel's storied histroy. Now part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, the hotel features a signature Italian restaurant, coffee shop and speakeasy, all destinations throughout visitors' stays in KC. The 217-room hotel's 7,000 square feet of meeting space has been revamped as well, making it ideal for a stylish even in the heart of Downtown KC.

Hilton President – The only hotel located in the Kansas City Power & Light District, the Hilton President touts a history matched by few hotels in KC. The most recent renovation project—a $5 million update—features upgrades to the hotel's lobby as well as technological amenities such as a new connectivity table with built-in charging stations and turnkey touch pads designed to make flight check-ins and exploring the city even easier. 

Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Currently the city’s largest convention hotel, the Marriott is in the process of a $33 million multi-year makeover, with improvements to the hotel’s 980 guest rooms.

Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza – The latest $3.5 million renovation at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza updated every section of the hotel, including guest rooms, the lobby and lounge, a ballroom, meeting and conference rooms, the restaurant and the hotel’s entire underbelly. Guest rooms offer efficient workstations and complimentary Wi-Fi and there’s also a fully equipped business center. The five-story property features 241 guest rooms, as well as ballrooms, meeting rooms, the city’s largest outdoor heated swimming pool and the popular Main Street Cafe. 

Marriott Country Club Plaza – Renovations to the Marriott Country Club Plaza were completed December 2016. Renovations include modern guest rooms, high-tech upgrades and social community spaces designed with next-generation travelers in mind. Additional updates include lobby upgrades, reimagined and expanded meeting rooms and an enhanced restaurant experience for hotel members.

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