Visit Kansas City (Visit KC)

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Hotels197
Convention center74,322 sq. m
Guest Rooms34,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel946 guest rooms
Special event venues241
Average room rate$85.15
Restaurants433
Daily food cost$61.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate7.5%

Visit Kansas City (Visit KC)

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THAT'S HOW WE DO MEETINGS IN KANSAS CITY

The Kansas City metro—now more connected than ever thanks to the KC Streetcar—offers more than 32,000 guest rooms, nearly 2,500 of which that are within three blocks of the Convention Center, plus a new downtown convention hotel opening in 2020. Encompassing more than 800,000 square feet, the Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities can serve every meeting need under one roof. Not to mention that the Kansas City Convention Center houses 388,800 square feet of contiguous, column-free exhibit space in Bartle Hall. As part of a $150 million improvement project, the center's meeting space was recently renovated, resulting in one of the largest green ballrooms in the nation. NEW KCI SINGLE TERMINAL AIRPORT LANDS 2021 In November 2017, voters overwhelmingly approved the construction of a new single-terminal at Kansas City International Airport. NEW LOEWS CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL OPENS 2020 The new 800-room Loews Kansas City Convention Center Hotel will totally change the convention experience in Kansas City. Think big. State-of-the-art amenities, a signature restaurant, 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a new connector bridge to the Kansas City Convention Center combine to make the perfect lodging option for any group of any size. Expect this new addition to the city skyline in 2020. Construction began in early 2018. MODERN STREETCAR Now in its second year, the KC Streetcar far surpassed expectations in its inaugural 365 days, thanks in part to the more than 2 million riders and $2 billion in investment along the 2.2-mile line. Climb aboard and explore the city’s Downtown renaissance. HOTELS, HOTELS, HOTELS Kansas City excels when it comes to overnight accommodations, dining out and meeting locations. In fact, the metropolitan area already touts more than 32,000 hotel rooms—with 4,200 committable rooms in the convention core by 2020. More hotels mean more convenience. Additions like Hotel Indigo (now open), 21c Museum Hotel (debuting soon) and the Loews Convention Center Hotel (opening in 2020) make KC even better for meetings.

Need dates

  • 08/19/201902/29/2020
  • 05/01/202005/31/2020
  • 08/01/202010/31/2020

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Getting Here

Positioned in the Heart of America, Kansas City’s central location makes it easily accessible by interstates and highways, as well as a quick flight from just about anywhere in the nation. And once you arrive, everything is within reach. Kansas City’s location has been an asset to meeting planners for years. But it’s also a huge advantage for the attendees. In fact, more than 55 million Americans can get to Kansas City in less than a day’s drive. And flying here is even easier—as Kansas City International Airport is just a three-hour flight away from each coast. All major U.S. air carriers serve KCI, which offers more than 400 daily flights with nonstop service to 48 destinations. KC straddles the Missouri-Kansas state line, sometimes causing travelers to wonder which state they are in. You’re not alone! Here are a few tips to help: If you are west of State Line Road, you are in Kansas. If you are east of it, you are in Missouri. Follow the Missouri River to the north, and if you are west of it, you are in Kansas. East of it, you’re in Missouri.

Distance from airport

  • Kansas City International Airport

    32.19 km from city center

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Local Attractions

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Theater
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a new multi-venue center for music, opera, theater and dance designed by Moshe Safdie opened in Kansas City on September 16, 2011. Three of the region’s leading performing arts organizations – Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony and Lyric Opera of Kansas City – will be in residence at the Kauffman Center. The Kauffman Center’s two performance venues, the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre and the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall, will offer audiences engaging and intimate experiences, while at the same time providing resident companies with enhanced performance capabilities.
1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, US 64108

Sprint Center

Recreation
Sprint Center is Kansas City's home for sports, concerts, family shows, collegiate competitions and special events. Anchor to more than $4.5 billion of reinvestment in a revitalized downtown Kansas City, Sprint Center is a unique public/private partnership between the City of Kansas City and AEG.
1407 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, US 64106

Kansas City Power & Light District

Nightlife
Visitors can now experience a new Downtown Kansas City with the Kansas City Power & Light District. The $850 million entertainment district - the largest new development project in the Midwest - has reenergized downtown, creating an entertainment, retail and dining hot spot for visitors and conventioneers. It transforms itself from a unique lunch and retail destination by day to an exciting dining and entertainment experience in the evening.
13th & Walnut
Kansas City, MO, US 64106

Country Club Plaza

Shopping
No trip to Kansas City is complete without a visit to the Country Club Plaza. This 15-square-block outdoor shopping and entertainment district is filled with romantic Spanish architecture, European art and dazzling fountains. Designed in 1922, the Plaza features boutiques and fashionable national stores as well as distinctive restaurants, outdoor cafes and nightlife hotspots. Two nationally renowned art museums are located nearby, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
4750 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, US 64112

Kansas City Royals

Recreation
The crack of the bat signals springtime has arrived when the Kansas City Royals open the season at Kauffman Stadium. The crowd roars for the “boys in blue” as giant fountains cascade just beyond the outfield wall. "The K" opened April 10, 1973, and is recognized throughout baseball as one of the game's most beautiful ballparks. Since then, many exciting games have been contested, including the 1973 All-Star Game, three no-hitters, playoff games in 1976, '77, '78, '80, '81, '84 and '85 and World Series titles in 1980 and 1985. Kauffman Stadium's unique features include 104' high video board and a 322-foot wide water spectacular. Tours are conducted year-round.
One Royal Way
Kansas City, MO, US 64129

Crossroads Art District

Recreation
If you’re looking for an eclectic gathering place, head to the Crossroads. Once-vacant buildings now house unique shops, restaurants and a thriving art scene. First Fridays are a local favorite when more than 60 galleries and shops remain open late the first Friday of each month. The adjacent Westside neighborhood offers, dining and entertainment, including some of the city’s most popular Mexican and Latin American restaurants.
19th & Main St.
Kansas City, MO, US 64108

Kansas City Chiefs

Recreation
Experience Arrowhead Stadium, Home of the Kansas City Chiefs! Whether you're enjoying the world's largest tailgate party or witnessing one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, there is no place like Arrowhead Stadium for football or special events. Arrowhead Stadium remains one of the nation's top venues for fans to experience the excitement of collegiate and NFL football, as well as concerts such as Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, international soccer and other sporting events. The renovated Arrowhead Stadium features the Founder’s Plaza, the Horizon Level, the Chiefs Sports Lab powered by Blue KC, the Chiefs Hall of Honor presented by Time Warner Cable, a Founder’s Club, a luxurious Club Level and a new team store. Other improvements include an upgraded sound and scoreboard system, a 360-degree video ribbon board, concourses that are doubled in size and an upgraded variety of food and beverage options.
One Arrowhead Dr.
Kansas City, MO, US 64129

National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Museum
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Through thousands of historical objects, photographs and eyewitness accounts, you will experience this monumental event from the individual’s perspective. This state-of-the-art museum takes you on an epic journey through a transformative time in our world’s history. Visitors can also experience a breathtaking view of Kansas City from the 217-foot Liberty Memorial Tower which opened in 1926.
100 W 26th St.
Kansas City, MO, US 64108

Convention Centers

  • Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities

    Great meetings happen at the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities. Encompassing more than 800,000 square feet, the Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities can serve all your meeting needs under one roof.

  • Overland Park Convention Center-Spectra Venue Management

    The Overland Park Convention Center, managed by Global Spectrum offers a high-quality, high-service, high-tech center for trade shows, conventions, training sessions, corporate meetings and social events alike. It is located in Overland Park.

  • KCI Expo Center

    KCI Expo Center is Kansas City, Missouri's premier convention & meeting center, strategically located in the Heart of the Midwest. We have everything you need to plan a successful event. We are small town friendly with big city amenities.

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Additional Information

Visit KC is committed to making your meeting a success. We understand the unlimited details involved in organizing events of all sizes. We offer a number of resources to help in the promotion, planning and implementation of your events. Our knowledgeable Services Team works with each planner to determine their organizations specific goals and the ways we can most effectively assist you in the successful planning, promotion and execution of your meeting.