This rating is given following extensive review and evaluation by AAA inspectors. The criteria stated by AAA for a 4 Diamond rating identifies the property as “refined and stylish with upscale physical attributes.” Other criteria include “an extensive array of amenities, combined with a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”
Philip Strnad, General Manager, commented,“We are delighted to be recognized with the award for the third consecutive year. It truly puts our hotel in the upper echelon of hotels, both in Kansas City and around the country and is a tribute to the hard work of each and every team member. Since the day we opened, we have been committed to delivering uncompromising levels of guest service, from check-in to check-out, and this recognition confirms our success in delivering on that promise. This award also is a tribute to the continued success of the Power and Light Entertainment District, we are proud to be the only hotel in the district.”
The Hilton President was first open in 1926 and quickly became a Kansas City landmark. It re-opened in January 2006 following a $45 million restoration performed to exacting specifications and maintains its listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Today it is again an elegant landmark in the heart of the booming Kansas City renaissance. It is the only hotel in the Power & Light Entertainment District, and is steps away from Sprint Center, Midland Theater and AMC movie complex.
The Hilton President Kansas City is managed by San Antonio’s based Presidian Hotels & Resorts. Mark Kucera, President & COO, commented,“Given the high standards set forth by this award, securing the honor from one year to the next is not a guarantee. Fortunately, we have an exceptional team that maintains the hotel in a clean and maintenance free condition, and consistently provides exceptional service to our guests, whether new or repeat. We are proud of the ongoing commitment our team demonstrates in making the Hilton President the Best Place to Stay in Kansas City”.
“I am excited for the President Hotel to be held out as the one of the finest hotel in Kansas City and the Midwest.” Said Ron D. Jury, the Managing Member of the ownership group,“As the First business to open in the Entertainment District we are the axle of the wheel of Downtown’s revitalization. With the exciting Sprint Center, Entertainment District, H&R Block World Headquarters, and the soon to open Kaufman Performing Art Center, we are at the Center of all downtown entertainment and business. Presidian Management and the Hotel staff do an excellent job and makes me very proud as the managing member of the ownership, President Hotel, LC.”
Presidian (presidian.com) owns, operates and develops upscale hotel properties and residential projects in six states, and represents flags under the Marriott, Starwood and Hilton family of brands. The quality of the portfolio has been nationally recognized by the companies they represent, and by the portfolio performance in the markets they cover.
With more than 500 hotels & resorts in 76 countries around the world and plans to serve 78 countries by the end of 2011, Hilton (hilton.com) continues to build on its legacy of industry pioneer, developing products, services and amenities that offer today’s travelers more choice and control over their stays. From Hilton Fitness by Precor™ to its Serenity Collection® of in-room amenities to Hilton Meetings, a premier global product for small meetings, Hilton’s offerings are designed to enable guests to be at their personal best whether they travel for business or pleasure.