Historic Building in Kansas City, Missouri to be Converted into a Hotel

The 109-year-old historic Rialto Building in Kansas City, Missouri is moving closer to its conversion into an AC Hotel By Marriott. The AC Rialto will contain 240 hotel rooms, a first-floor restaurant and bar, meeting space, and an exercise facility. This $65.7 million project is currently scheduled for consideration by the Board of Zoning Adjustment […]

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Westport Mixed Use Hotel Project Proposed for Kansas City, Missouri

A new mixed-use project was recently proposed for Kansas city, Missouri. A blend of a 190-room guestroom hotel and 220 apartments, this property would include 20,000 square-feet of restaurant space and 7,200 square-feet of retail space. The hotel would be located on the south side of the garage on Pennsylvania St., and the apartment building […]

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The Manufacturers Tradeshow & Conference is Happening This Winter

The Missouri Association of Manufacturers is hosting a Manufacturers Trade Show & Conference on February 8 & 9, 2022 in Springfield, MO at the Oasis Convention Center & Hotel. This two-day event brings together manufacturers, suppliers, advanced technologies, workforce development and educators supporting and advancing the manufacturing industry. Strengthen contacts and networking, discover the latest […]

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Augusta Redevelopment to Include New Golf Course

The Hoffman Family of Companies recently announced that they are proposing a 12-hole golf course north of Balducci Vineyards in Augusta, Missouri. This $10-$15 million project is projected to commence in Spring 2022, moving the Hoffman Family of Companies’ investment toward this up-and-coming destination closer to its $125 million plan. The 12-hole course intends to […]

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Time is Money: How the LVCC Loop System is Changing the Landscape of Large-scale Meetings and Events

By Kaitlyn Wallace The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has always been a hub for innovation and excitement in the meetings and events industry. With 4.6 million square feet of space (2.5 million square feet of which is dedicated to exhibit space), 225 meeting rooms, and 150,000 guest rooms nearby, the LVCC is famous in […]

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U.S. Hotel Occupancy Slightly Increases Beginning of September

Lifted by Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Ida evacuations and the return of college football, U.S. hotel performance increased slightly from the previous week, according to STR‘s latest data through 4 September. 29 August through 4 September 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*): Occupancy: 61.3% (+0.7%) Average daily rate (ADR): US$132.94 (+9.4%) Revenue per […]

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Conferring in Kansas – The Best Conference Centers Around Kansas

By Astrid Zeppenfeld To confer or not to confer – that is no longer the question, as much of the country has been fully immunized and re-opened after a long pandemic year. Meeting planners have their hands full, trying to organize all the business functions that had been put on hold for so long. We […]

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Events on Display – Museum Venues to Showcase Any Event

By Kaitlyn Wallace Kansas planners are always on the hunt for unique and exciting venues– venues that bring experiences, beauty and adventure to events that are often otherwise long and business-focused. And what better way to explore new venues than to search for those with an innate sense of history, artistry, and grandeur– museum meeting […]

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The Charm of Prairiewood – Community, Creativity, and Connection

By Kaitlyn Wallace Nestled in the heart of the tallgrass prairie just outside of Manhattan, Kansas, Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve provides a variety of unique and relaxing meeting and event spaces that are bound to enchant and awe attendees from all walks of life. With a mission of providing spaces to connect with nature, connect […]

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Dueling Piano Gala for Youth Suicide Prevention Taking Place in February 2022

On Saturday, February 12, 2022, the A.R.C. Angels Foundation and Liam Michael Foundation are joining forces to support youth suicide prevention.  The foundations’ joint Dueling Pianos Gala will take place at the Marriott St. Louis West, which will include a cocktail hour at 6:00PM and dinner at 7:00PM. Tickets for this event are $125 for […]

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