This rating is given following extensive review and evaluation by AAA inspectors. The criteria stated by AAA for a Four 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.”
“AAA Four Diamond winners like the Hilton President Kansas City are a cut above the rest as they consistently deliver a truly memorable experience, complete with superior personal service, quality amenities and ambiance,” said Mike Right, AAA vice president. Hilton President Kansas City joins an elite circle of Four Diamond winners. Only four percent of the more than 59,000 AAA-rated establishments attain this high level of excellence.
Philip Strnad, General Manager, commented,“we are very proud of our hospitality professionals that year after year deliver our Four Diamond service, it is an honor for all of us to work in this historic treasure.” 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,“Consistently delivering ‘Exceptional’ Service and a ‘First Class’ Hotel is reflective of the uncompromising commitment of the team at the President Hotel!” “Elegance and taste, caring, proficient and enthusiastic service, plus a premiere location in the heart of the Power & Light Entertainment District are just some of the key elements that make the Hilton President a true contemporary landmark in Kansas City.” stated Sergio Cardenas, Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing.
“I am excited for the President Hotel to be held out as one of the finest hotels 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, Power & Light Entertainment District, H&R Block World Headquarters, and the Kaufman Performing Art Center, we are at the Center of all downtown entertainment and business district. Presidian Management and the Hotel staff do an excellent job and make 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.
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