Hotel Kansas City Debuts Part of The Unbound Collection By Hyatt Brand
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 1, 2020) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hotel Kansas City as a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. Located in the iconic Kansas City Club building, this space will serve as Kansas City’s newest lifestyle boutique hotel. Hotel Kansas City’s addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand marks 22 hotels globally – a program launched in 2016 with experiences that inspire guests to create their own stories and offers elevated yet unscripted service.
Hotel Kansas City’s thoughtful design fosters moments of great nostalgia, paying homage to the building’s extraordinary history as a prominent 1920s social club. The hotel’s 144 Victorian-inspired guest rooms and suites offer vintage touches and modern comforts that chronicle a rich history, while infusing a nuanced, progressive spirit for the future. Hotel Kansas City offers four restaurants and bars invigorated by local purveyors for traveling guests and locals to experience the merging of the hotel’s history and its new beginning.
“As the doors of Hotel Kansas City open, a new chapter is unfolding in the city around us,” said Ryan Baldwin, Hotel Kansas City General Manager. “Our team likes to say, what we do is ‘by Kansas City and for Kansas City,’ signifying that our collective love of the town and excitement to uplift its local makers has lined every moment of the hotel’s development. This renewal of the hotel moves beyond the space’s walls and into the fabric of our community.”
Hotel Kansas City’s design evolution was led by Chicago-based Simeone Deary Design Group. The hotel’s transformation features preserved touches as reminders of a brilliant past, including stained glass and hand-hewn walnut, while modern restaurants, bars and rooms ground guests in the city’s blossoming present.
The artfully decorated rooms and suites at Hotel Kansas City harken back to the 1920s era, influenced by the hotel’s original form as a prominent Midwestern social club. Vintage-inspired custom furnishings sit side-by-side modern amenities.
Food & Drink
Hotel Kansas City’s four restaurants and bars simultaneously pay homage to the hotel’s past, while forging a new culinary path. The Town Company and El Gold are developed by Kansas City native Patrick Ryan – a James Beard Foundation ‘Best Chef-Midwest’ semi-finalist and nominee for Food & Wine’s ‘The People’s Best New Chef.’
The Town Company is a highly anticipated restaurant that redefines the notion of a new Midwestern table, and is said to be a love letter from Chef Ryan to his hometown. Ryan’s approach to creating the restaurant lies within his sincere adoration for Kansas City and playful take on its distinct nostalgia. Fueled by a network of local farmers, ranchers and fisherman, the restaurant’s intimate menu rotates seasonally and is based around the open hearth. The Town Company will be open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner starting in mid-October.
The hotel’s street-level lobby bar and coffee post, in partnership with a local roaster, as well as The Town Company’s food, dessert and beverage programs are led by Executive Chef Johnny Leach, Pastry Chef Helen Jo Leach and Director of Restaurants, Bars & Events Scott Tipton. The wine and spirits menu is centered around elevated classic cocktails with obscure twists that feature a range of Kansas City-based spirits.
Looking ahead to 2021, Hotel Kansas City plans to introduce its own cellar saloon, El Gold. A distinctly Kansas City experience, the saloon is built on a spirited sense of camaraderie that takes the term ‘local watering hole’ to new heights.
Meetings & Events
Hotel Kansas City’s collection of unique event spaces spans a total of more than 20,000 square feet, including a 6,000 square foot rooftop. From historic and traditional to modern and unconventional, each space is ideal for a range of festivities and speaks to the hotel’s communal culture. A few of the eclectic spaces include:
- The Starlight Ballroom
- The sleek, contemporary ballroom is a 15th floor addition to the historical building. With a spotlight on the Kansas City skyline, it is the newest indoor/outdoor event space in the downtown area.
- The Tudor Ballroom
- Timeless and sophisticated, this refined ballroom showcases a second story balcony overlooking the main floor. The room’s centerpiece is undoubtedly the two-story stained-glass mural crafted by the well-known artist, Ronald Neill Dixon.
- The President’s Ballroom
- Serving as a focal point in the space, the room’s marble fireplace is surrounded by glass library cabinets and rich Oak paneling inset with carved historic crests. The room’s warm and intimate atmosphere is enhanced by a detailed plaster ceiling and aged Oak floor.
- The Library Room
- Upon entering, the elegant space immediately draws eyes to a dramatic domed ceiling that is framed by ornate plaster-relief. Warmly lit by a single brass pendant fixture, each ceiling section adds its own richness to the room’s feel. Pillars decorated with brass sconces anchor the refined room by supporting the space and tying to the domed ceiling.
- The Grill Room
- Perhaps the historic building’s most unique space, it is designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Lit by original milk glass windows and rustic chandeliers, the room features tiled floors and walls, detailed arched ceiling designs and hand-painted murals throughout.
- The 822 Club Boardroom
- Named after its room number, The “822 Club” was founded in 1925 to dodge prohibition laws in friendly surroundings. In the spirit of preserving the old and trailblazing the new, this boardroom highlights the building’s entrepreneurial atmosphere.
About Hotel Kansas City
Inhabiting the iconic Kansas City Club building, the emergence of Hotel Kansas City, located at 1228 Baltimore Avenue, is nothing short of a homecoming. The quintessential location, reimagined design and cultural activations coalesce to chronicle Kansas City’s rich history while infusing a nuanced, progressive spirit of its own. Graceful and gritty, Hotel Kansas City’s hospitality, architecture, design and ethos stitch together a new chapter of the story of its surroundings. The 144-room boutique hotel is a part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand and opened in October 2020.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 21 premier brands. As of June 30, 2020, the Company’s portfolio included more than 900 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 65 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members.
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
More than a compilation of independent, one-of-a-kind hotels, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a thoughtful curation of stories worth collecting. In markets from Barcelona to Budapest, these modern marvels, historic gems and revitalizing retreats provide thought-provoking environments that inspire collectible moments for guests seeking a sophisticated yet unscripted experience when they travel.
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