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The Crossroads Hotel | Where the Historic and Modern Meet

By January 16, 2020General

Spacious and welcoming, with hints of hardwood, exposed brick, and contemporary flourishes, the accommodations at the Crossroads Hotel are designed for comfort and ease while taking a trip down memory lane. At the Crossroads Hotel you can retreat back to Kansas City’s Jazz Age and the prohibition. 

You wouldn’t realize that Crossroads is a thoughtful reimagining of the Pabst Brewing Depot, built in 1911 when you see the dramatic, five-level lobby. El Dorado inc incorporporated the former Pabst and Pendergast buildings, once a bottling plant and warehouse.

When Prohibition came, KC political boss Tom Pendergast bought both buildings, using them as an office and, according to legend, to bootleg liquor. Mixing Midwestern charm with unforgettable characters like Tom Pendergast and Johnny Lazia, it’s the goal of the Crossroads Hotel to keep the spirit of this building, the neighborhood, the city and its citizens thriving at the Crossroads and infuse it with the energy of all who visit. 

Throughout the hotel, pieces of history still remains, a time when Percheron (Also the name of their rooftop bar) horse-drawn teams paraded the streets with wagons loaded with beer.

Pendergast Suite via @crossroadshotelkc

The cobblestones from the Pabst Brewing Depot, pave the floor of the XR, their lounge bar next to their restaurant, Lazia. And named after the man himself, the Pendergast Suite was built to capture his spirit. With 700 sq. feet and a pool table, the suite holds 12 people.

The 131-room boutique hotel works with many local artists and businesses. From Christopher Elbow Chocolates, Happy Habitat, J. Rieger, Hammerpress and artists such as James Woodfill and Mike Sinclair. No two rooms are exactly the same, with local artist touches in every room, from custom wall art and local-made candles.

Artists are showcased in the Crossroads own Gallery & Studio as well. Experience local art in the 2,000 square foot dedicated to public art, local artists and artists with historic ties to Kansas City. The gallery program is a thoughtful effort to reflect and contribute to the surrounding art district. 

 

Along with the public gallery and local creative contributions, Crossroads is thrilled to support an artist in residence program. Curated by Kansas City’s el dorado inc., also the hotel’s architecture firm, the program provides another meaningful way for Crossroads to contribute to and support the artistic, social and cultural flourishing happening here.

 

If you need a place to lay your head, have a meeting, grab a bite to eat, meet with friends for a drink or see some local artwork, you can do all that and more at the Crossroads Hotel, where Kansas City comes together. Our Make48 preferred hotel of choice for our 2020 Season 4 event.

 

 

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