Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:55 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Not sure when it happens but The Ambassador will be apart of the Marriott Autograph Collection which is what the Raphael is under. Marriott has a huge dominance in the Urban Core
Announced a couple weeks ago I think...looks like they start taking reservations under the Marriott flag at the end of November.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by kboish » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:19 pm

The Ambassador hotel is looking to build a 6-7 story addition adjacent to the existing building where a surface parking lot currently exists. The addition would add ~70 rooms to their existing ~45 rooms.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by flyingember » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:29 pm

That parking lot is bigger than the building. Will be a decent addition.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by smh » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:30 pm

Excellent! Glad to hear it--hope it comes to pass.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by grecobs » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:30 am

One surface parking lot down...99 more to go.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by grovester » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:39 am

I think the hotel uses that lot for guests. Will the new structure include parking?

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by kboish » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:55 am

No structured parking. Surface lots on McGee (directly behind hotel) are sufficient according to owners.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by rxlexi » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:44 am

Great news. I've been impressed with the Ambassador renovation since it opened. Glad to hear they're doing well enough to expand on that scale.

Would love it if they could get a marquee restaurant tenant in there to take advantage of that beautiful lobby/bar space but unlikely under Marriott.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by flyingember » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:19 am

Behind is a different owner, so they must have a sharing agreement.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by grovester » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:23 am

rxlexi wrote:Great news. I've been impressed with the Ambassador renovation since it opened. Glad to hear they're doing well enough to expand on that scale.

Would love it if they could get a marquee restaurant tenant in there to take advantage of that beautiful lobby/bar space but unlikely under Marriott.
Is the Reserve not open any more?

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by kboish » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:52 am

Regarding parking- something interesting the owner said yesterday that signals a very good shift in KC(they were applying for a CID at yesterdays Biz session I was watching) was that they believe they only need about 60 parking spaces or less for the 120 rooms. They say that most people who visit their hotel no longer rent cars, but take some form of transportation to the hotel (Lyft, Uber, arranged transpo) and then do the same once DT. This is a fantastic shift for KC. It used to be that anyone coming in town HAD to rent a car to do anything here. Its debatable as to whether Uber or Streetcar is the biggest determinant, but you've got to think it is some combination of the two.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by shaffe » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:03 pm

If I still lived in the Professional Building I'd be kind of bummed about that since I used to park in that lot. Alas, such is the price of progress and I'm super happy to see the Ambassador doing well. My wife and I stayed there once and it's a bit of a hidden gem in the downtown area.

Looking a bit more at the satellite image it sounds like they're only expanding southward but not eastward? That would infill a little less than half of the total lot that wraps around the two buildings.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by smh » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:49 pm

grovester wrote:
rxlexi wrote:Great news. I've been impressed with the Ambassador renovation since it opened. Glad to hear they're doing well enough to expand on that scale.

Would love it if they could get a marquee restaurant tenant in there to take advantage of that beautiful lobby/bar space but unlikely under Marriott.
Is the Reserve not open any more?
Reserve is definitely open and continuing to provide a great lunch and happy hour/dinner.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by rxlexi » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:21 pm

Reserve is definitely open and continuing to provide a great lunch and happy hour/dinner.
Yep didn't mean to imply they had closed, and to be fair I haven't been in some time. Just have felt like that space could justify a restaurant/venue that becomes a household name among locals as a solid dinner or cocktail spot. Hidden gem downtown is correct.

Not sure if Reserve is that, or any hotel restaurant in KC for that matter, though I loved the bar/roof at Rosso in Sorella and still dig the Oak Room at Intercontinental.
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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:39 pm

This might be my new favorite development. The city needs a high end, luxury hotel. I hope this fills that need. The Phillips remodel also is a positive. I do wonder how they will maintain the windows in the existing building with the new tower built next door.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by Midtownkid » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:25 pm

Hope we can see a rendering soon, or at least a site plan. Hope they do something custom/design driven and not just some box. Hire Hufft??

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by Critical_Mass » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:17 pm

First look at the Ambassador addition:

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:28 pm

It looks like an embassy.

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by pash » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:39 am

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Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Post by mister816 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:53 am

looks like it's too wide to fit into the actual space but okay i guess... why are there no windows on the side?

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