KC Hotel Updates and Renovations
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 34,000 hotel rooms—with 4,600 committable rooms in the convention core.
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.
Loews Kansas City – Now open, the Loews Kansas City includes 800 guestrooms, a lobby bar, a signature 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. Opened in June 202, the hotel is n 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.
Hotel Kansas City – Part of Hyatt's Unbound Collection, this 144-room property opened in Downtown's iconic Kansas City Club building in October 2020. The hotel's thoughtful design fosters moments of great nostalgia, paying homage to the building's history as a prominent 1920s social club. Amenities include The Town Company restaurant, a cellar saloon (El Gold, opening in 2021) and event space totaling more than 20,000 square feet, including multiple ballrooms and a 6,000-square-foot rooftop.
Other Recent Openings
21c Museum Hotel Kansas City – 21c Museum Hotels rehabilitated the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill in Downtown Kansas City. Like its sister properties, 21c Kansas City is woven into the fabric of Downtown, welcoming both visitors and members of the community to enjoy its curated exhibitions, cultural programming and culinary offerings. The 120-room boutique hotel, fine dining restaurant and contemporary art museum opened in summer 2018.
Crossroads Hotel – Once the site of a Pabst bottling facility, two buildings converted into one make up this new, 131-room boutique hotel that showcases its historic roots in a stylish, modern setting. The property touts meeting spaces, a restaurant, a bar and lounge and a rooftop deck—and an emphasis on local touches and amenities.
Hotel Indigo - Downtown – Opened in 2018, this boutique hotel (which is part of the InterContinental chain) is located in a converted 12-floor office tower right in the middle of Downtown KC, featuring 118 rooms with 27 luxury apartments on the top three floors.
Hotel Indigo - Crossroads – This 81-room property pays homage to the history of Kansas City's thriving arts scene thanks to local artwork that's incorporated throughout the three-story hotel—all only two blocks away from a KC Streetcar stop.
Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Downtown Crossroads – Within walking distance of the Power & Light District—and only steps away from a KC Streetcar stop—this addition to Downtown Kansas City's hotel scene brings even more excellent lodging options for meeting planners and visitors. The $25-million property touts 132 guest rooms and countless amenities for guests to enjoy.
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 has emerged at 20th and Main streets in the trendy Crossroads Arts District. KC-based True North Hotel Group operates the area’s first Hilton Home2 Suites, which opened in early 2018 and features 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. The hotel also offers free breakfast and Home2 MKT—a small on-site 24/7 grocery store.
Renovations, Flag Changes & Remodels
Kansas City Marriott Downtown – The Marriott completed a $40 million guest room renovation in 2019 inside both the Marriott and Muehlebach towers. The renovation included a complete redesign of all 970 guest rooms to feature highly functional, technologically advanced amenities, such as a computer-friendly work desk, charging and USB outlet options, high speed internet and more.
Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown – In March 2019, this property completed a total renovation of all 385 guest rooms as well as renovations to its lobby, bar and front desk.
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center – This Crown Center hotel wrapped a $20 million project in March 2018 that saw the renovation of all 724 guest rooms.
Hilton President – Located in the heart of Downtown KC and Power & Light District, this historic property received a $5 million renovation to all 213 guest rooms and public spaces. The project was finished in 2017.
Hotel Phillips Kansas City – Another historic hotel, this property received a full, $20-million renovation to 216 guest rooms, meeting spaces, restaurant, speakeasy and more, which was completed in 2017.
InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza – All 371 guest rooms, public areas and food & beverage options were recently overhauled at this Plaza property, a $16 million project that wrapped in 2017.
Hotels in KC
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Region: Downtown, Crossroads
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