One of the newest luxury hotels in Kansas City rings the service bell for a professional getaway in the middle of the pandemic and unwraps a plan to fill empty spaces with remote workers looking for a break in their COVID-19 restricted routines.
And maybe a sip or two of a Kansas City “resurrected” bourbon blend.
Hyatt-owned Hotel Kansas City has unveiled its Work from HKC initiative – a $ 99 per day package that includes use of a room and on-site gym, free Wi-Fi, coffee and access to front desk staff. available for assistants.
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“People don’t travel, people don’t have meetings, and the hotel industry in and of itself was just dead,” said Sarah Beck, director of sales and marketing, of the problem that inspired the hotel’s attempt to attract new customers that might would like to get out of their home office – but still want to play COVID-safe.
“I know there were times when I had multiple conference calls and my husband had multiple conference calls – and then we have two kids who think they should get into a plastic container and try to run down the stairs during those calls.” She laughed.
“We thought it would be fun to get away and pretend you were walking into an office – but you don’t have to sign a month-long lease. It’s only there when you need it. “
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Other amenities awaiting guests at the Kansas City hotel include discounted cocktails and end-of-day snack plates, a nod to the hotel’s past life as a famous Kansas City club.
“As part of this, we created our own bourbon,” she said, noting a partnership with J. Rieger & Co. in which employees revisited a mix of distillery and Kansas City club before the ban.
“This is kind of a resurrection of that mixture. … We have our own bourbon at the Kansas City Club that you can’t buy or get anywhere else. “
You can have a bottle of bourbon delivered to your room for $ 30. The same price allows them to pull an all-nighter and extend their stay.
Beck is keen to raise awareness about the hotel, which opened for little fanfare in October.
“We want people to come in and see how beautiful everything is. We have all worked very hard to create this one of a kind luxury hotel and we want our friends, family and neighbors to come and experience it, ”she said.
The Kansas City Hotel caught the attention of Kansas Citians earlier this winter with its rooftop snow globe bar.
The hotel plans to do something similar this spring that is expected to offer an Easter brunch at its Town Company restaurant – part of a pilot for a larger brunch program, Beck told Startland News.
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“During the week we are not very busy at all. But we are busy on the weekends. The restaurant is full, the hotel is full, the lobby bar is full, ”she said, encouraged by what a post-pandemic world might look like for the historic hotel.
“As hotel employees, we want to be full. We want people to come and experience our product and this hotel is really unique to the city. “