Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

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Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

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Post by grovester » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:05 am

Hotel Phillips sold, to be renovated. Really this time.

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Post by Midtownkid » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:02 pm

I wonder if this will be the end of their artist-in-residency program?

Will be too bad it if is.

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Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

Post by FangKC » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:20 am

Upon renovation, the hotel will join the Curio Collection by Hilton, a group of unique hotels appealing to travelers seeking local discovery.
I wonder if the Phillips and the President will share the same booking system through Hilton now? I see on the HIlton website that the Hampton Inn in the Gumbel Building is "coming soon." I see the "Curio" brand listed among the HIlton brand hotels there.

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Hotel Phillips in Kansas City Joins Curio Collection
January 7, 2016

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced that Hotel Phillips will join Curio – A Collection by Hilton. Hotel Phillips is expected to join Curio in 2017 after extensive renovations. Arbor Lodging Partners, which acquired the hotel in October 2015, is overseeing the significant revitalization of the property, which is currently underway; Arbor’s affiliate, NVN Hotels, will manage the hotel.

Located in downtown Kansas City, Hotel Phillips is an art-deco icon built in 1931, and has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1979. The inner walls of the hotel have seen the likes of Tina Turner, John Barrymore and many other visiting entertainers in its lifetime. New Jersey Architect & Design firm, KKAD will lend their signature style of “comfortable luxury” to transform the iconic space while preserving the hotel’s history and honoring the famous art-deco details of its celebrated past. With close proximity to the Power & Light District, the Sprint Center and Kansas City Convention Center, the hotel’s neighborhood is active and vibrant.

“We aim to deliver a guest experience that takes advantage of all the amenities the hotel’s downtown location has to offer, while also contributing to the revival of the heart of Kansas City,” said Vamsi Bonthala, chief executive officer of Arbor Lodging Partners.

The 217-room hotel is a classic luxury property featuring a marble staircase in its entrance, stylish and modern accommodations and 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting and events space. The hotel offers full-service dining and room service, and is considered one of the premier hotels in Kansas City.

Hotel Phillips’ commitment to the local arts and culture scene is longstanding. In addition to three free weekly performances from local jazz musicians, the hotel also hosts an artist-in-residence program. The chosen artist has the chance to display his or her works in the hotel studio, restaurant and throughout the hotel. The concierge and staff are also happy to give recommendations on local art galleries within walking distance from the hotel.

“The renovations will enhance this dynamic property’s rich history with modern amenities, providing our guests with an authentic and satisfying experience that appeals to all generations,” adds Arbor Lodging Partners principal Sheenal Patel, also chief executive officer of NVN Hotels.

Renovations of the hotel will include a repositioning of the historic property as the go-to lifestyle and locally-driven hotel in the market. New food and beverage options as well as creative programming will be revealed in the coming months.

“Arbor Lodging Partners is really doing something special with the Hotel Phillips, and we at Hilton Worldwide are thrilled to be part of it,” said Matt Wehling, senior vice president, development – North America, Hilton Worldwide. “The extensive renovation plans only enhance the properties already excellent attributes – location, history, and amenities and will parallel Arbor’s expert guest service. We are looking forward to giving our loyal Hilton guests premier access to this world-class property.”

“Hotel Phillips Kansas City perfectly embodies the meaning of our Curio collection in terms of its independent feel and capturing the spirit of its local surroundings,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “To pair our Hilton HHonors guests, as well as new travelers, with such an iconic yet modern hotel engrained deeply in its community is exactly what we’re striving for with Curio.”

Once open, Hotel Phillips Kansas City, Curio Collection by Hilton will participate in the Hilton HHonors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key, and no hidden fees, only when they book directly through Hilton.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:08 pm

scaffolding is up for exterior work.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:03 pm

12 Baltimore appears to have been gutted. Excited to see what the new restaurant will look like.

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Post by mgh7676 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:53 am

Hotel Phillips to include Italian restaurant, underground ‘speakeasy,’ coffee shop
A new restaurant concept, Tavernonna Italian Kitchen, will open in downtown’s Hotel Phillips later this year. Tavernonna will “celebrate the rich, varied history of Italian food, wine and cocktails,” according to Arbor Lodging Partners of Chicago.
Hotel Phillips also will have a new street-level coffee shop, Kilo Charlie’s, and underground “speakeasy” called P.S. featuring local musicians and handcrafted cocktails and spirits.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... rylink=cpy

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Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

Post by woodrow » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:47 am

Oooohhh....they have wonderful restaurants. That is great to read.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:35 pm

walked by the other day and noticed the door between the lobby and restaurant has been closed up with sheetrock.

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Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:37 pm

deets on the new coffee "bar": http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 69308.html
Its new artisanal coffee bar, Kilo Charlie, will serve coffee by Philadelphia-based coffee roasters La Colombe. La Colombe’s founder, Rich Todd Carmichael, travels the world to bring high-quality global beans stateside. Menu items will include pure black coffee that is cold-pressed and served over ice, straight from the tap, as well as Draft lattes, drip coffee, espresso, French press, macchiatos and cappuccinos.

With the new features, including the draft and tap coffees, Kilo Charlie will be positioned as more of a “bar” concept instead of a standard coffee shop, hotel officials said.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:41 pm

the lights were on in the new restaurant today...

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:49 pm

'kilo charlie' is now open

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Post by KCTOGA » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:59 pm

Nice lookin' place to do some sippin' an lippin' and watch the city go by !!!

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:47 am

training in progress at tavernonna:

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speakeasy should open in a few weeks.

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Post by earthling » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:01 am

A bit too bright but like the space, alot.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:09 am

earthling wrote:A bit too bright but like the space, alot.
i lightened up that pic for details.

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Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

Post by rxlexi » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:37 am

FYI - Kilo Charlie has reduced their evening hours; they now close at 4:00 PM. Typical. I enjoyed espressos and nitros there on several occasions after work and was usually the only person there. The space is very pretty, with a big window into the gorgeous, redesigned lobby. Bummer.

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Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:45 am

Quay is pretty much the only reliable evening coffee shop downtown (unless you count the Starbucks inside the Crowne Plaza). Kaldi's is now open until 8 on some nights.

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