TRAVEL

When planning your trip, obviously, where you start from and how you choose to travel make a big difference. But to save money on travel, we recommend you plan well in advance for the best possible savings. The key is to book your hotel and travel early!

You will find hotel and airport, as well as ground transportation information below.

HOTEL

InterContinental Hotel Kansas City
at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO  64112
Tel:  816.756.1500


The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza (proud recipient of the 2022 AAA Four Diamond Award*) is an iconic 371-room hotel located on the corner of one of Kansas City's most stylish and historic shopping (boutique and otherwise), dining and entertainment districts. Sitting on a hill overlooking the picturesque Plaza area and along Brush Creek, the hotel 
overlooks the picturesque Plaza area it has had many lives and updates but still maintains its old-world character and charm. The Country Club Plaza is fifteen blocks of Seville-inspired architecture with quiet courtyards, stunning fountains, sculptures – and more

Group Block:  Garden Center Group (GCG)
Online Reservations:  Book Your Room at the Intercontinental Hotel Kansas City (see instructions below)
Phone Reservations:  877-666-3243

Online Reservations Instructions

  • Click on the Online Reservations link above.
  • Take a look at the many features of the hotel and when you're ready select Book Now in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Select your Check In and Check Out dates, Number of Rooms, and Number of Guests. Rate Preference defaults to Group Rate.
  • Select your preferred Room Type.

Note:  You will not be charged the standard Amenity Fee as noted at $8.29 per night.

Group Rate:  $187 single/double. The Group rate is available beginning Sunday, 9/18 through Thursday, 9/22 with limited availability 2 days prior and post-event.

Check-In/Out:  Check-in after 4 pm; Check-Out before 11 am.

Reservation Deadline:  September 3 (but we expect to fill sooner so book early)
Complimentary WiFi, Access to Fitness Center and Pool, Discounted Self Parking $10/day; Valet Parking $30/day

Hotel Shuttle is not available to/from the Kansas City International Airport. See Air and Ground Transportation below.

Explore the Intercontinental Hotel Kansas City at The Plaza here


Air and Ground Transportation

Kansas City’s central location makes it easily accessible by interstates and highways, as well as a quick flight from just about anywhere across the nation. Located in America's Heartland, it is bordered by eight states: Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. 

By Air:  Kansas City International Airport is served by AeroMexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, SeaPort Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit, United Airlines and US Airways. Rental cars are available at the airport. The physical address of the airport is:  1 International Square, Kansas City, MO 64153.

By Train:  It may not be the fastest or easiest way to get to Kansas City, but it may certainly be the most affordable and enjoyable. With six daily trains to Kansas City – Union Station there's a chance you can find a route to get there! Visit Amtrak for schedules.

By Car:  Within a day's drive for more than 55 million people, no matter where you're coming from, your trip to Kansas City, Missouri is probably shorter than you think. With easy access to many major transportation hubs in the region, you can indeed get there quickly and easily. And you can always "get some kicks" on Route 66! Sprinkled with romance and unconventional attractions, it was and still is the epitome of “cool”. A winding highway to Hollywood, lined with neon, running from Chicago to L.A. right through the heart of the Show-Me State. 

Ground Transportation:  Kansas City offers many different ways to travel in the metro area. Following are several links for transportation to and from the airport and getting around town.

SuperShuttle Express is offering a Group Discount for travel to and from the airport and around town – good 5 days prior and 5 days post-event. They offer Express Direct Ride, Shared Ride, and Black Car Luxury Service. All details and reservations are available on their website. Follow the SuperShuttle Express Direct Group Link for a 5% discount, or go to the SuperShuttle Express Website and enter the discount code:  KHC6Y. You can also download the SuperShuttle App from their website and enter the discount code.

Visit Kansas City Transportation Page

KC Streetcar Line 
Explore some of the most unique, most historic and most quintessentially “Kansas City” things to do and see while traveling along the 2.2-mile KC Streetcar route. Ride through the heart of it all in style, for free, which takes travelers to and from iconic hotspots such as River Market, the Power & Light DistrictUnion Station, and Crown Center. Although they are currently expanding the KC Streetcar route, it does not yet extend to the Country Club Plaza area or our hotel. Streetcars run every 10 - 15 minutes during peak weekday periods. During other periods, streetcars run every 15 - 18 minutes. MON - THU 6am - 10pm. FRI 6am - 12am. SAT 7am - 12am and SUN 7am - 10pm. MORE DETAILS ON THE KC STREETCAR.

The Intercontinental Hotel features a ground transportation page (under About) that provides information on Car Rental, Taxi Service, Shuttle Service, Limo Service, Metrobus Service and more. Go to:  https://www.kansascityic.com/about/#transportation

Note:  Hotel Shuttle is not available to/from the Kansas City International Airport.


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The Fall Event 2022 - SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
The Fall Event 2022 - TOUR

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