Hotel Phillips Kansas City Reveals Photos of $20M Restoration

The historic Kansas City hotel was extensively transformed during the past five months, but its iconic 1930’s design was preserved.

Kansas City, Mo.—The iconic Hotel Phillips Kansas City, now a part of the Curio Collection by Hilton owned by Arbor Lodging Partners and managed by NVN Hotels, officially reopened its doors to visitors and residents after undergoing a $20 million renovation. The 20-story hotel features 216 guest rooms and suites that combine modern-day comfort and amenities with 1930’s style. The hotel boasts food and beverage destinations, extensive meeting and event spaces and an arts and culture program.

Located at 106 W 12th St., Hotel Phillips is in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Hotel Phillips started a major renovation process in October 2016. The restoration team maintained the integrity of the hotel’s original art deco details, including the bronze and nickel metalwork, walnut paneling, stylized light fixtures and black glass ceilings. Design and tech renovations include flat-screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, upgraded air and heating systems, noise-reducing windows, repairs of the building’s façade, a reconfigured hotel lobby that keeps the original 11-foot statue of the goddess Dawn, a game area where guests can enjoy shuffleboard and other classic games, entertainment and books from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, as well as updates to the 1,020-square-foot Crystal Ballroom.

“When we purchased the hotel, we knew right away that it was something special and we didn’t want to disrupt its natural 1930’s elegance and charm. However, it needed to be updated with today’s modern amenities and travel standards,” said NVN Hotels CEO Sheenal Patel in a prepared statement.

Hotel Phillips, in partnership with Chicago-based DMK Restaurants, developed an Italian restaurant concept, Tavernonna Italian Kitchen. P.S. Speakeasy is an underground bar located in in the former mail sorting room of the hotel, committed to upholding its prohibition atmosphere by providing access only through a hidden door. The hotel also features a coffee bar.

Images courtesy of Hotel Phillips Kansas City