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3500 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

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

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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.

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