Urban Explorers: Hotel Phillips
Event Sponsors: Historic Kansas City & Hotel Phillips
Join us on the first Urban Explorers tour of 2017 at the Hotel Phillips!
The hotel has recently undergone a $20 million renovation and we’ll get to see all of the new food and beverage offerings, comfort, amenities, and modern details. Even before this address was transformed into an elegant boutique hotel, it had a place in Kansas City’s heart. When completed in 1931 (for an astronomical $1.6 million), the 20-story, 450-room hotel was the tallest in Kansas City, and the only commercial structure with a radio receiver in every room. In the Glennon Hotel, which stood in the original site of Hotel Phillips, a famous gentleman ran the haberdashery on the ground floor-Harry S. Truman.
Many of the Art Deco details from the 1930s remain today: the elaborate bronze and nickel metalwork, lustrous walnut paneling, stylish light fixtures and black glass on the ceiling that creates the illusion of endless space.
Contact Lucinda with any questions about the event: (816) 916-092