Kansas City's Historic Phillips Hotel Completes Modernization

The historic Phillips Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Mo., has completed a multi-million dollar property-wide renovation encompassing its lobby and guest rooms, its owner, Milwaukee-based Marcus Hotels & Resorts, announced last week.

Opened in 1931, the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features 217 guest rooms, as well as 5,600 square feet of meeting space.

"The renovation focused on maintaining the hotel's elegant Art Deco design elements while adding the high-quality amenities that today's travelers expect," said Chris Anderson, senior vice president, sales, marketing and brand development at Marcus Hotels & Resorts. "The newly renovated Hotel Phillips reflects the vibrant feel of Kansas City in the 1930s, coupled with the modern-day excitement of 21st century city life."

Anderson said the renovation is part of the company's focus on continually maintaining and enhancing its properties. "This is the fifth historic property we have renovated," he said. "The successful restoration of landmark properties requires specialized knowledge and expertise that we have developed over the past 50 years. Investing in our existing properties is a hallmark of our company, and one of the reasons why many of our hotels are the premier property in their market."