KC is creating a buzz. That’s what happens when you spend $6.5 billion revitalizing your downtown. Start with a brand new convention district with more than 50 restaurants and entertainment venues outside the door of the convention center. Add an expanded and renovated convention center complex and a brand new arena. Then, renovate nearly every downtown hotel room. Finally, sprinkle in unique museums that you won’t find anywhere else, and you’ll discover a brand new convention experience in Kansas City.
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1321 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105
Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Gaming, Historic, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities): 388,800
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities): 165,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities): 46,484
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Marriott Kansas City Downtown): 946
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 3,500
Kansas City International Airport
Miles to downtown 21
Cities with non-stop flights49
International cities with direct flights
Geographic Areas Served:
Kansas City Metro Area Overland Park Independence, Kansas City
Why Meet in Kansas City
State-of-the-Art Meeting Spaces - The Kansas City area offers first-rate exhibit and meeting facilities of all sizes. The Kansas City Convention Center houses 388,800 square feet of contiguous, column-free exhibit space in Bartle Hall.
Convenience - Kansas City’s location has been an asset to meeting planners for years. But it’s also a huge advantage for the attendees as well. In fact, more than 55 million Americans can get to Kansas City in less than a day’s drive. And Kansas City International Airport is just a three-hour flight away from each coast.
Affordability - Kansas City is easy on the bottom line, thanks to reasonable rates for lodging, airfare, food and services. Since KCI Airport is not a hub for any single airline, competition among carriers keeps airfares down. When you compare hotel costs, food costs and other services, Kansas City stacks up well against its competition.