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InterContinental Hotel

Accommodations

You can reserve your room at InterContinental at the Kansas City Plaza, home of the Gatlinburg Conference.  The discounted conference rate is $169/nt. Click the link below and the group rate will be filled in.  A limited number of Classic Double and Classic King rooms will be available from April 17 through April 20, 2024. Unfortunately the April 16 room block is completely booked up and we can’t expand that room block.  You may reserve a room on April 16 at the standard rate. When selecting your room range, don’t include April 16 or it will appear that the entire range is unavailable at the conference rate.  Reservations must be made on or before March 1, 2024.

Reserve your room

 

Parking: InterContinental has garage parking for $25/day, $35 valet parking.

If you need any assistance you can contact us for help at gatlinburg@ku.edu

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

Situated in the heart of Kansas City’s most stylish and historic shopping, dining and entertainment district, the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza is the ideal lodging destination for Gatlinburg Coference The 371-room hotel was renovated in 2017 to provide guests with contemporary luxury in the middle of the
historic Country Club Plaza. Quality service and attention to detail make every stay a truly memorable experience. InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel
for 29 consecutive years, is widely recognized and acknowledged for its distinctive excellence, old world charm and well-appointed, beautiful design. Each of the hotel’s 371 guest rooms, including 29 suites, is graciously decorated and includes 24-hour access to the hotel business center and health and fitness facilities.

Our elegantly appointed guest rooms are equipped with contemporary furniture, an Italian marble bathroom, luxurious bedding and robes, private safe, high-speed Internet access, 55-inch flat screen HDTV, mini-refrigerator and coffee maker. Floor-to-ceiling windows with walkout balconies provide breathtaking views of the city. During your stay, enjoy complimentary use of our 24-hour business center or fitness center featuring sauna, massage and steam rooms.

Meeting Spaces at the InterContinental Hotel
Kansas City Airport

Getting from Kansas City Airport

Rideshare Services – Uber and Lyft services will pick up at any gate at one of the three terminals at KCI curbside areas as long as the spot is not designated for other services such as bus stop.

Rental Car Service – Kansas City Airport has rental car service for Ace, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.  All rental car companies share a Gray Rental Car Shuttle that stops at marked shelters at terminal medians

Taxi Service – Courtesy phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside the terminal at each bag claim area and at other strategic locations outside the terminal exits. Make sure that you give the dispatcher your exact location.  Fares may be pro-rated (shared) when the originating passenger requests it and all other passengers agree. If calling from a personal phone, call 816-243-2345.  Rates are $2.50 plus $2.10 per mile. Rates may vary due to traffic delays and waiting time.

Metro Bus Service – hourly metro bus services from Kansas City Airport route #229 / route name Boardwalk-KCI The regular fare one-way to or from KCI is $1.50. Reduced fare for eligible seniors, youths and persons with disabilities with a reduced farecard or Medicare card is $0.75. plan 1.5 hours for travel time

Transportation in Kansas City

Rideshare Services – Uber and Lyft services are available throughout Kansas City.

Rental Car Service – If you rented a car at the airport, parking at the InterContinental is available for $25 daily.  There are other nearby parking options as well at the Crown Center Complex.

Other Transit Options

  • RideKC Bike: throughout Kansas City you can find bicycle docks by downloading the transit app.
  • RideKC Bus system: Fares run $1.50 depending on the route and they will accept cash, or you can buy 3-day unlimited passes on the transit app.
KC Street Car
Nelson Atkins Museum

Cultural Activities in Kansas City

Kansas City is known for Fountains, Sports, Barbeque Food and Jazz.  In addition to this, there is a lively art and food scene near the Plaza and Westport area of Gatlinburg Conference easily accessible.

In close proximity

  • Nelson-Atkins Art MuseumThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offers free access to a broad collection spanning 5,000 years to the present day, the depths and complexities of human experiences. You can experience the exterior sculpture garden including Oldenberg’s oversized Shuttlecocks and the vast interior hallways of art in all media.
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Located on the campus of the nearby Kansas City Art Institute, the museum cares for nearly 1,500 artworks by hundreds of artists in its growing Permanent Collection. 
  • Loose Park Just up Wornell Road the InterContintental you can visit 75 acre Loose Park, once a site of a civil war battle. Now it features a rose garden center, meeting spaces and recreation spots.

Dining

Kansas City Country Club Plaza has over 20 restaurants to visit in close proximity. The historic Westport area just north of the Plaza has 35 more restaurants for you to explore.

The InterContinental also has an in house restaurant, American Slang which serves breakfast and dinner.

KC BBQ
Kansas City Accessibility Office

Accessibility

Creating an accessible Gatlinburg conference for everyone is our priority.  If you have any concerns, questions or requests for accommodations please email us at gatlinburg@ku.edu.

Kansas City visitor center has also compiled a list of accessibility resources.

The InterContinental has resources on accessibility.

If you require Communications Access Realtime Translations (CART) or ASL interpreter for the conference sessions please email us at gatlinburg@ku.edu so that we can make arrangements.

Shopping

The InterContinental Hotel is directly across the street from the 100-year-old Seville Spain Inspired Kansas City Country Club Plaza which has many different shopping options.

Just a few miles north of the Plaza you can find the historic Westport area with many different shopping and entertainment options.

Traveling further north to the downtown Kansas City area along the streetcar route you can find neighborhood shopping along the Crossroad’s Arts District, the Kansas City Power and Lights Entertainment District, and finally the Kansas City River Market

Kansas City Country Club Plaza