Last weekend Elizabeth and I made the short drive to Kansas City to celebrate a night of Holy Matrimony. I think it's safe to say a great time was had by all. Let's take a look at the highlights:
How'd we get there?
There weren't any fancy first class flight on this trip unfortunately. We did this one the ol' fashioned way. We hit I-29 South on four wheels with nothing between us and Kansas City but the open road.
Where'd we stay?
We spent the weekend at The Intercontinental Kansas City. When I started looking for rooms it seemed like the going rate was right around $183 a night. Being the deal-seeker that I am, I was convinced the rates would drop closer to the weekend so I waited to book it. When I checked back in the middle of the week, BOOM, the price jumped up to $214 a night. At this point I was in too deep so I just cut my losses and booked it.
When we arrived Friday night to check in, the lovely concierge informed me that I'd been upgraded to a Junior Suite! It's funny because he thanked me for my loyalty, but I'd only been an IHG Rewards member for maybe a week. Luckily I'd signed up for the IHG Rewards Club Card so I was already Platinum Elite member.
The suite itself was actually very nice. This was the first time I've ever stayed in anything other than your basic hotel room so it was cool to have so much extra space. The entryway to the room had a half bath and a closet on your left hand side.
The sitting area consisted of a nice flat screen TV, a desk, and chair.
A pair of french doors separated the sitting room from the bedroom. The bed itself had to be close to the size of a California King, because it was huge!
The bedroom had a full bath with one sink, a tub/shower combo and separate area for the toilet.
My favorite part about the junior suite were the two HUGE balconies we had. There was one off of the sitting room and one off of the bedroom.
If the Intercontinental would've provided us with some lawn furniture for them it would've been perfect!
The hotel as a whole had some great features too. There was a nice bar/lounge area in the lobby. When we arrived Friday night there was some live music and quite a few people enjoying the bar. This area was multi-functional because we also nursed our hangovers and swapped stories by the fire place Sunday morning.
Every morning the hotel had free coffee and tea set up in the lobby. I took full advantage of that both mornings.
Last, but not least, the location of the hotel is perfect! It's right across the street from the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza is an outdoor shopping area in Kansas City with lots of nice stores and delicious restaurants.
What did we do?
Saturday morning we had some time to kill before the wedding so we went down to The Plaza to do some shopping. I personally didn't buy anything, but it was a perfect day to walk around.
Saturday night Elizabeth and I attended the Coykendall wedding. It was hands down one of the funnest weddings I've ever been too. Kudos to Nikki and Sean for throwing the wedding reception of a lifetime.
What did we eat?
Brunch. We literally ate brunch at the same place both days. Elizabeth, Colin and myself ate at Classic Cup on Saturday morning while we were at the Plaza and liked it so much that we had to take everyone there Sunday morning.
Saturday morning I had the breakfast pork chop and a mimosa
Sunday morning I had the Plaza Platter, no mimosa. I couldn't imagine stomaching any more alcohol at that point.
I guess it goes without saying that Classic Cup is really, really good! I mean who else eats at the same place twice in as many days?
It was the perfect weekend getaway. Kansas City is only a couple hours from Omaha, so you get all the fun of traveling without the exhaustion that sometimes comes with it.
Take a look at my entire photo album here!
Who else loves going to Kansas City?