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Kansas City Star

"Now some Kansas City tourists will get a taste of the area without leaving their hotel rooms."
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Fox 4 News

"816 Hotel ‘born and raised in Kansas City’ opens its doors!"
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The Pitch

"Large murals of Kansas City history dot the hallways, and 20 corner rooms 'celebrate some of our city's most colorful people, places and products, past and present, famous and infamous,' Gamble says."
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KSHB News 41

"A new hotel is catering to guests in Kansas City’s historic Westport District. Formerly a Holiday Inn Express, the 816 Hotel has undergone a half-million dollar renovation and interior facelift."
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KMBC News 9

"New KC hotel has Boulevard beer-themed room."
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Midtown KC Post

"A former Kansas City mayor, women in old TWA stewardess uniforms, journalists and many others mingled Thursday at the opening of a new Westport hotel."
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Kansas City Business Journal

"The Holiday Inn Express at 801 Westport Road is now checking in as 816 Hotel, a Kansas City-themed boutique hotel named after the city’s telephone area code."
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"Got guests coming to town for a wedding or family reunion? A new hotel convenient to Kansas City’s recently reborn Westport dining and entertainment district is the perfect place for them to settle in and get comfy, Kansas City style."
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KC Confidential

"While you’re at it you may want to opt for 816 Hotel’s new Pitch Room.

Not a room merely inspired by, but created by The Pitch, the Cowtown’s leading alt-weekly."

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The Joplin Globe

"K.C. trip offers themed lodging, food, nightlife and a ‘mazing’ experienceNot a room merely inspired by, but created by The Pitch, the Cowtown’s leading alt-weekly."

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Mapquest - 10 Baseball-Themed Hotel Rooms that Are Home Runs

"Room 404 in the Hotel 816 is dedicated to the Monarchs, Kansas City's team in the Negro National Leagues, an organization that was founded in Kansas City in 1920. The room features a mural of the team from back in the day."

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Here are some recent articles on Westport and its renaissance into the hip area of KC.


New York Times
"The Westport neighborhood has become a destination for craft beers, local charcuterie and indie-label clothes."
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"What was once primarily a drinking destination for the post-college crowd is gradually morphing into a district that boasts some of the most progressive restaurants and bars in Kansas City. Westport is growing up."
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"Kansas City’s most historic entertainment district has a bright future as the go-to spot for the best homegrown restaurants and cocktails bars."
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