Host a memorable meeting right in the middle of it all—literally. Kansas City thrives as America’s most centrally located metropolitan area.
More than 55 million people live within a day’s drive and more than 400 daily flights with nonstop service to 56 destinations (and counting) take off and touch down at Kansas City International Airport each day. It’s easy to get here, but you’ll find it hard to say goodbye.
Speaking of the airport, taking off in 2022 is a new single terminal at KCI. The state-of-the-art hub will greet travelers with enhanced amenities, more food and beverage options and countless other features ideal for traveling in the 21st century. Flying in and out of KC is about to get a first-class upgrade.
Once here, count on the complete package when you host your meeting in Downtown KC, one of America’s 10 Best Downtowns according to Forbes. A state-of-the-art convention center with 800,000 square feet of get-down-to-business meeting space. More than 3,500 hotel rooms—2,000 of which are within three blocks of the convention center. Access to shopping, dining and entertainment options galore. And the totally free-to-ride KC Streetcar, complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, connecting it all.
With more than 33,000 hotel rooms in the Kansas City metro area—and even more on the way—there’s a spot for everyone in your group. Downtown, you’ll find major brands like Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin alongside upscale boutiques and historic renovations. New properties like Hotel Indigo and 21c Museum Hotel are already wowing guests, and the 800-room Loews Kansas City Hotel will not only enhance the Downtown skyline in 2020, but it will add another 60,000 square feet of prime meeting space. When it comes to hotel rooms, KC is more than accommodating.
Kansas City’s award-winning barbecue scene is more than noteworthy. But there’s a whole lot more to taste these days. Fill your plate with noteworthy chef-driven fare and farm-to-table favorites—just be sure you save some room for dessert. When you pack your bags, you’d better pack your appetite, too.
With an undeniable momentum taking hold, Kansas City is moving to the top of every meeting planner’s destination wish list. And it’s not slowing down anytime soon. There’s never been a better time to see #HowWeDoKC. For more information, or to submit an RFP, get in touch at VisitKC.com/Meet.