Before the rise of Hotel Kansas City, the building was inhabited by the Kansas City Club, one of the Midwest’s premier social clubs. Established in 1882, the club was originally organized for the “purpose of cultivating social and business associations among the leading business professionals in Kansas City.” For the next 80 years, the club stood in the heart of Kansas City’s downtown business district.
Throughout its 15 floors, the Kansas City Club Building housed meeting rooms, handball courts, a gym, restaurants, bowling alley, and 160 private hotel rooms. The 13th floor featured a five-lane swimming pool, while the top floor welcomed members to an open terrace restaurant. Some of the more notable individuals associated with the club include Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Omar Bradley, and Ewing Kauffman. Early members helped shape the social and economic landscape of Kansas City.
Warm and bespoke, our hotel and service bridge the gap between neighbor and traveler, through a common love of the city’s spirit. Built on a culture of community, Hotel Kansas City is a platform that celebrates local musicians, distillers, entrepreneurs, and performers alike. We invite you to uncover a Kansas City adventure of your own within the walls of the hotel, inspiring a sense of extraordinary freedom.
WHERE MEMBERS OF THE KANSAS CITY CLUB ONCE RECHARGED, HOTEL KANSAS CITY NOW SETS A NEW STANDARD FOR GRAND HOSPITALITY IN KANSAS CITY AND BEYOND.