Following a $20 million transformation that restored its original 1930s elegance, one of Kansas City’s most historic hotels has now joined Curio - A Collection by Hilton.
Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton is an iconic, 20-story hotel with an illustrious past, offering 216 elegant guest rooms and suites that blend historic charm with the best of modern-day comforts today’s savvy traveller has come to expect.
A member of the National Registry of Historic Places, this downtown landmark is in the heart of the vibrant Power & Light district, just steps from Kauffman Centre for the Performing Arts, Bartle Hall Convention Centre and numerous restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment venues.
“P&L has quickly become one of the Midwest’s premier cultural and entertainment hotspots, and Hotel Phillips Kansas City is an ideal destination for visitors looking to enjoy this thriving cornerstone of downtown,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio - A Collection by Hilton.
“With its Art Deco charm, exquisite dining choices and idyllic history, Hotel Phillips is exactly what Curio guests are seeking - a unique, memorable hotel that offers distinct and authentic travel experiences.”
The hotel opened in 1931 as the tallest building in Kansas City.
It quickly gained national recognition for its stunning and opulent Art Deco lobby, featuring elaborate bronze and nickel metalwork, walnut panelling, stylized light fixtures, gleaming marble walls and a black-glass ceiling that creates the illusion of endless space.
The building’s multimillion dollar transformation preserved those unique designs, as well as the gilded 11-foot sculpture of Dawn, known as the Goddess of Hospitality, which stands watch over guests as they enter.
Following the renovation, each guest room, suite and executive room blends the traditional ambiance of the Hotel Phillips with the most modern amenities.
Select rooms feature distinctive décor, such as a canopy bed with oversized headboard or an upgraded restroom with a claw footed soaker tub.
A new restaurant - Tavernonna Italian Kitchen - focuses on the rich, varied history of Italian food, wine and cocktails.
It was conceived by five-time James Beard Award nominee Michael Kornick and will be overseen by classically-trained executive chef Bryant Wigger, a Kansas City native.
The upscale eatery will make use of fresh ingredients from local farms and vendors for both its traditional and contemporary dishes that includes house made pastas.
“Our historic hotel has been reinvented to provide today’s travellers with comfortable luxury that pays homage to its sophisticated past,” said Sheenal Patel, chief executive of NVN Hotels, the management company of Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton.”
Located 19 miles from Kansas City International Airport and two miles from Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, the hotel offers valet parking and convenient access to the KC Downtown Streetcar line as well as the famed Country Club Plaza.
Complimentary shuttle service is offered within three miles of the hotel.