ALIVE Takes Kansas City: 48 Hours At 816 Hotel
Recently, the ALIVE team ventured to Kansas City for the Go Blog Social Workshop, an interactive networking experience where bloggers and businesses mingle and learn. While there, we were priveledged to take up residence in the 816 Hotel. This boutique hotel, located in the bustling Old Westport district, features a variety of uniquely themed rooms, each decorated and furnished by various Kansas City iconic institutions.
We used most of our Saturday to tour Kansas City and take advantage some of the hundreds of shopping, eating and drinking options that surround 816 Hotel. After brunching at Succotash, a quirky diner that proudly supports local farmers, we stopped by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Being ALIVErs, we had to pack our day with as many local hotspots as possible, so from Kemper we hit The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Quay Coffee and for dinner we had (what else?) barbecue.
Themed hotel rooms can easily be cheesy, but at 816 Hotel they’re cleverly and comfortably decorated, making the environment an interesting and entertaining experience. Our Uptown Theater room featured a replica of the Uptown’s marquee and artwork from some of the recent shows. When guests book this room for the night of any Uptown Theater event, they receive two free tickets to the show.
The artful way 816 Hotel showcases Kansas City’s history, incorporating floor-to-ceiling murals, themed rooms and creative booking packages makes it easy to see why this boutique destination has become sought-after lodging for Kansas City tourists.
For more information about 816 Hotel, visit them online.