It is a pleasure to welcome you to the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Thank you for staying with us in this great city. The concierge team will ensure that all your needs and expectations are met throughout your stay. We hope that you return soon.
Breakfast begins with freshly baked pastries, fresh fruit, lox with bagels and all the fixings, variety of cereals, hard bolied eggs and espresso, lattes always available. Join us for happy hour at 5:00pm with a variety of hot & cold appetizers, all with an open bar. Don't forget to stop by before bedtime for a sweet treat at our dessert bar starting at 8:30pm.
In the morning, you are greeted with a spectacular view of the grand architecture of the Country Club Plaza, which was inspired by the beauty of the southern Spanish town, Seville. A leisurely five-minute walk will take you to historic Loose Park and Rose Gardens. The park is a favorite spot for local joggers and in the summer hosts several plays and ballets. Then stop at the Classic Cup Cafe, a European-style bistro, which is a favorite restaurant for breakfast and is just steps away from the hotel. The Egg's Benedict is a must. Dining on the spacious outdoor area is the perfect start to your day.
Kansas City is located in the 'Heart of America' and contains a wonderful blend of history and culture. Just off the Country Plaza is the Nelson Atkins Museum, which holds over 33,000 pieces of artwork and is recognized as one of America's finest art museums. Adjacent to the Nelson Atkins is the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kansas City Art Institute. Both contain a mesmerizing display of different works. If you want something less arty, located in the historic 18th district are the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum, which both have fascinating exhibits. Before returning to the hotel, enjoy the superb shopping at the Country Club Plaza, home to famous designer stores and enchanting, local boutiques.
Kansas City comes to life at night. Start your evening off by dining at Fiorella's Jackstack, a local favorite barbecue restaurant. After eating, embrace the flavor of Kansas City by exploring the local jazz clubs, such as the Phoenix Piano Bar. Our own Oak Bar is home to many of Kansas City's best jazz musicians..
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The Spanish architecture mirrors that of beautiful Seville, Spain, which is Kansas City's sister city.
Kansas City is a warm and welcoming place. Visitors are always embraced and often comment on the friendly small town atmosphere.
Kansas City is a friendly and welcoming community. The hospitality here is genuine and people are interested in accommodating new visitors.
Restaurant tipping policy
Gratuity is often not included on restaurant bills, unless your party is more than nine people, at which point a minimum of 18% is automatically added.
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Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains, with over 200 fountains in the metropolitan area. Spotting the fountains is a fun activity; ask the Concierge for the Plaza Fountain Guide.
Before becoming the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman lived in Independence, Missouri, part of Kansas City's metropolitan area.
Kansas City has varied options for theater with more professional theaters per capita than any US city.
Weather in Kansas City is seasonably variable in the winter and warm clothing is a definite must. Summer time is beautiful but also humid.
Pack your appetite
Kansas City is well known for its unique take on barbecue, with a spicy-sweet combination of flavors that accentuate the meats without covering the flavor. If barbecue is not your favorite, do not worry - Kansas City's diverse population has evolved into an equally diverse population of great restaurants.
We recommend that you exchange at least some money - just enough to cover airport incidentals.
The shuttle service provided from the airport to the hotel is the KCI shuttle. This service runs from 4 am until 11 pm and costs $18 one-way and $34 for a roundtrip, per person. Carey Limousine Company runs both your taxi and limo needs. The cost per trip is $60 and $79 respectively. Please contact the Concierge to arrange your transportation.