Hotel Phillips - Historic Downtown Kansas City Luxury
A Boutique Hotel that's Both Historic and Hip
Can a hotel feel grand and yet intimate at the same time? Hip but never stuffy? That's the allure of Hotel Phillips, a historic boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Kansas City’s business, entertainment and arts district.
Historic Elegance Meets Boutique Luxury
We always strive to provide our guests with the highest quality accommodations in an atmosphere that is both gracious and welcoming. As part of this commitment, we have just completed the redecorating and renovation of all our guestrooms and public space in a manner that preserved the elegant design elements while adding high quality comforts for our guest
Hotel Phillips Downtown Kansas City location, one-of-a-kind style and our famous Midwest graciousness, it's no wonder movie stars and rock legends, celebrities and world leaders have stayed at Hotel Phillips. (Yes, that is who you think it is. But no, we won't divulge names.) But for now, it's your name we'd like to see on our guest list. Or a paw print will do. Ask about our dog and pet friendly hotel Phido packages.
Your Center for Kansas City Dining & Nightlife
Dining in Kansas City has never been better. Our private-club ambiance beckons you to relax or entertain guests in the handsome mezzanine bar Monday through Friday for our complimentary wine and cheese reception or our popular 12 Baltimore Bar and Café. Stake out a quiet table, listen to live music, or watch the cityscape from the best street-side view in downtown Kansas City. Want to join the action? You're just a short stroll from the best dining, entertainment and attractions Kansas City has to offer.
When your day is done, we'll welcome you with luxurious luxury hotel accommodations and if a wedding reception is your reason to visit, we'll make it effortless for you and enchanting for your guests.
Kansas City Meetings & Conference Rooms
Hotel Phillips is the place to meet. Whether your hosting a business meeting, corporate outing, or professional conference, our 5600 square feet of meeting space offers every modern convenience you’d expect from Kansas City’s premier meeting and conference space.
Elegant Weddings in Kansas City
One look at Hotel Philips Crystal Ballroom and you’ll know it’s where you’ll want your wedding reception held. Featuring Tiffany blue window treatments, elegant chandeliers, and a gorgeous hardwood floor for 100 guests to dance the night, Hotel Phillips is the ideal venue for an elegant, lavish wedding located in the heart of Downtown Kansas City.
It’s a Room With a View – and a Purpose.
Tuck yourself in for a night in a special room at Hotel Phillips as a special way to help our community.
We’ve established the United Way Junior Suite to help United Way of Greater Kansas City raise awareness and funds for the over 30 agencies that the charity supports. Over 90% of all funds raised by the organization stay right here in Kansas City, which is important to us.
This special room is a 430 square-foot corner Junior Suite located on an upper floor in the hotel. It is adorned with artwork created by children at Operation Breakthrough, one of United Way’s local agencies. When you stay in this room you’ll receive a welcome bag of United Way goodies, including two Live United t-shirts, a package of Operation Breakthrough note cards and a letter from United Way of Greater Kansas City’s president Brent Stewart. But the best thing is that for every night you stay in this suite, we give $25 to United Way of Greater Kansas City!
So help us give back. Look for the suite on our accommodations page or call reservations at 877-704-5341.
Kevin Deen – 2013 Artist in Residence
The Arts have a major influence on the livelihood of any community but downtown Kansas City has an especially vibrant arts community. Being located in the epicenter of local creativity, we embrace and support those people and organizations who are building our city’s reputation as one of the most brilliant stars on the Arts horizon. The Hotel Phillips is proud to name our second Artist in Residence. Kevin Deen will share his Architectural Portraits with the Hotel’s guests this year from the studio space he utilizes inside the Hotel.
Though they did not farm, Kevin’s family lived in the Heartland, surrounded by farm communities, big blue skies and bright red barns, which all made an early impression on his creative sense. While growing up his parents recognized and supported his talents and he had his first one man show while still in high school. After graduating from the Iowa State University of Design, he moved to Kansas City where he taught high school art. A trip back to his home state of Iowa enamored him of the simple architectural beauty of farms.
The first of his architectural styled paintings was of a barn on his uncle’s farm. His use of bright, uplifting colors to create crisp dimension seems to breathe an inner glow from the buildings he paints and gives them iconic and joyous feeling.
Like any artist, I make my art because it is part of who I am. I paint because I get to make the rules and create the world that exists on the canvas. My Architectural Portraits aren’t intended to have a hidden meaning or be something other than what you see. They’re mostly about color and how it can cause you to transcend to somewhere where the simple act of seeing is joyous. I often see people standing in front of my work, smiling, nodding their heads and sometimes actually laughing out loud s a reaction to the colors and imagery. I often have people start telling me about happy childhood memories that popped into their heads while they were looking at a certain painting. Whatever your experience is when you view my art, I suggest you go with it and have some fun. I hope you’ll enjoy looking at my art as much as I do creating it. – Kevin Deen
Check out Kevin's Kansas City Live 'Art Attack' segment.
Jazz At The Hotel Phillips
Kansas City and Jazz; they go hand in hand.
Kansas City is known as one of the most popular "cradles of Jazz" in the world. In the 1930's while Charles Phillips was building a landmark hotel at the corner of 12th and Baltimore, a style of music that would become known as Kansas City Jazz was coming into its own just a few blocks away at 18th and Vine. Count Basie, Myra Taylor and local Charlie Parker were among the forerunners of what would put the city on the map for decades to come. Their traditions have been carried on by the likes of Millie Edwards, Karrin Alyson, Stan Kessler, Angela Hagenbach, Joe Cartwright and countless others
Now we celebrate that rich tradition with Jazz At The Hotel Phillips, an intimate series of music with the cities best artists on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Come relax and enjoy the music that made Kansas City's music scene what it is today.
Join us every Thursday from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, and Friday and Saturday from 8:00 - 11:00 PM. There is no cover charge. Beverages are available for purchase.