Courtesy of The Ambassador Hotel
The Ambassador Hotel
By Jonas Weir
The Ambassador Hotel in Kansas City’s Financial District is designed to house gold. It was originally built as a bank in the 1920s, and today, the luxury hotel benefits from eighteen-foot ceilings, marble columns, and intricate moldings.
“Like so many of the beautiful buildings in Kansas City, we embrace the history, and our guests enjoy hearing the story of the building’s life,” says Michael Hammontree, general manager of the hotel.
One of six AAA Four Diamond hotels in Kansas City, the Ambassador came in at number twenty on TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards for the top hotels in the United States. The only hotel in Missouri on the list, the Ambassador joins the ranks with such distinguished hotels as The Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York City.
“We are honored and thrilled to receive this award,” Michael says. “It is very rewarding to know that our guests have enjoyed their time with us.”
The hotel not only features luxury guest suites, one of which includes a historic replace, but it’s also home to the highly rated Reserve restaurant, just off the lobby.