If you’re looking for a nearby getaway this year, head down to Kansas City, the City of Fountains. One of the most famous fountains is the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, which anchors one end of Country Club Plaza. Built in Paris in 1910 and later salvaged, it found its current home in 1951. The Plaza also serves as an ideal location to stay while in Kansas City, and there’s no hotel more appropriate to complement your stay in the City of Fountains than The Fontaine hotel.
Previously known as Hotel Sorella, it changed ownership in 2018 and has recently undergone renovations while keeping some of its original, signature Italian-inspired décor. Jenna Phillips, Associate Director of Sales, said the four-diamond property offers “approachable luxury.” This is evident from the new Peloton bikes in the hotel’s fitness center, the city’s only hotel with a rooftop pool, and the hotel’s complimentary Tesla shuttle.
With 132 rooms, including 9 suites and an 1,800 sq. ft. presidential suite with private pavilion, The Fontaine is ideal for corporate and personal travel, including a variety of events for all guests. There are two ballrooms that hold 100 and 150 guests, respectively; as well as an outdoor serenity garden for private events. Morning coffee in the cafe and craft cocktails served nightly in the solarium, in addition to a number of events, such as kids classes, wellness activities, and pool dances add to the fun atmosphere of The Fontaine.
One of the hotel’s treasures is the Parker rooftop restaurant with its spectacular views overlooking The Plaza. There is a lounge and bar, private wine room that seats up to 16, flexible meeting space, and the rooftop pool. Serving breakfast, dinner, and weekend brunch, Executive Chef Ryan Spruhan strives to serve “a progressive take on new American classics with local soul.” Every aspect of The Fontaine is unique and truly represents the Kansas City community. To find out the latest offers and to book your future stay, visit thefontainehotel.com.