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MEETING
VENUE

Kansas City

Hotel & The Plaza

The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza was chosen as the venue for the 2020 ASP meeting because of its affordability and special event spaces. Highlights include a Rooftop Ballroom with spectacular views of the city for the Welcome Reception and Auction, and an inviting Pool Deck with Pool Bar for leisure time. Internet Access will be complimentary in ASP guest rooms and in meeting spaces. The hotel is located at the southern edge of one of Kansas City’s favorite dining and entertainment districts, the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza offers 15 blocks of dining, entertainment, and shopping in Seville-inspired architecture.

Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) is a lively, thriving city in The Heartland of the United States, with a population of almost half a million. Kansas City is best known for its cuisine and its craft breweries. In fact, the greater metropolitan area of Kansas City has more barbeque restaurants per capita than any other US city and has more than 20 breweries. With 48 publicly-operated fountains it is known as The City of Fountains. Attractions are numerous and diverse. They include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, the Arabia Steamboat Museum, the American Jazz Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. In fact, National Geographic Traveler recently named Kansas City as one of the world’s best trips for 2019. Neighborhoods like Westport and the Power & Light District (1.5 miles and 4.5 miles north of The Plaza, respectively) offer dining, entertainment, and nightlife opportunities. Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals, is a 15–20 min. drive from the hotel. Explore the city’s attractions on foot, by e-bikes or scooters, via rideshare, or using the free KC Streetcar.

 

See the Visit KC website for more information.

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