travel and lodging

hotel accommodations & conference location

Aspire '19 will be held at the swanky InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. We've secured a room block for attendees at the rate of $189 per night. 

InterContinental Kansas City At The Plaza

401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112



The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Situated in the heart of Kansas City's premier location for shopping, dining, and entertainment, the hotel exemplifies the quality and service associated with InterContinental Hotels. The hotel was completely remodeled in 2017 to provide guests with contemporary luxury in the middle of the historic Country Club Plaza. Quality, service, and attention to detail make every stay a truly memorable experience.

getting there

The closest major airport is Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The InterContinental hotel is approximately 26 miles from the airport. Traditional cab services as well as the ride-sharing services, Uber and Lyft, are available on the ground transportation level.

nearby attractions

country club plaza restaurants
within walking distance from the hotel

kc barbeque

Locals argue over which BBQ joint is best, but there's one thing we can all agree on - everyone should experience KC barbeque! With more than 100 places to choose from, we've narrowed the list to a few favorites for you.


joe's kansas city

(this is the original location in the gas station - a classic!)

3002 West 47th Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103




1000 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111




3205 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64111



arthur bryant's

1727 Brooklyn Ave. Kansas City, MO 64127



within walking distance from the hotel



Along every boulevard and around every corner, there’s something to do that’s unique to Kansas City. With a thriving creative arts scene, eclectic mix of entertainment and die-hard sports—it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone. Find your way in KC by doing it all … or, at least trying to. Learn more at Visit KC.


Fun fact: Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains, with over 200 fountains in the metropolitan area. Spotting the fountains is a fun activity; ask the InterContinental Concierge for the Plaza Fountain Guide.


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