The Hotel President, formerly the President Hotel, is a historic hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. It is now operated as the Hilton President Kansas City by Jury Hotel Group of Overland Park Kansas.
Hotel Room Tour: Hilton President Hotel in Kansas City, MO - Here's the hotel room tour of room 816 at the Hilton President Hotel in Downtown Kansas City.
The President Hotel was built and completed in 1926 by Niagara Falls businessman Frank A. Dudley and operated by the United Hotels Company. The hotel was built in a construction boom that also saw the erection of the nearby Mainstreet Theater, Midland Theatre, and Kansas City Power and Light Building.
The hotel closed its doors in 1980. It later underwent a $45.5 million restoration by developer Ron Jury and reopened in 2005 as the Hilton President Kansas City. The hotel is managed by Jury Hotel Group of Overland Park, Kansas. The hotel General Manager is Philip Strnad.
The hotel has recently completed another renovation.
The Hotel President was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
In 1928, it was the headquarters for the 1928 Republican National Convention, which nominated Herbert Hoover for President. The hotel's Drum Room lounge attracted entertainers from across the country, including Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, and Marilyn Maye.
Media related to Hotel President at Wikimedia Commons
- Hilton President Kansas City official website
- Hilton President Kansas City at Emporis.com