In partnership with Coury Properties, Sunflower Development Group has now opened The Ambassador Hotel Kansas City in the historic Gate City National Bank building at 1111 Grand Boulevard. Oklahoma-based Coury Properties, which operates the Ambassador Hotel Collection, led the transformation of the six-story neoclassical structure with the distinctive columns to a 43-room luxury bou ique hotel. A top-to-bottom interior renovation redeveloped the building, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, into a space that preserves the classic vestiges of the old bank, including a marble foyer, the fireplace, and a lobby with 20-foot-high ceilings.
"We only renovate historic properties, so when I found this building, I knew it would be a perfect fit for the Ambassador Collection of hotels, and for bringing a high-class, sophisticated boutique hotel to Downtown Kansas City,"
said Paul Coury, president of the Tulsa-based Ambassador Hotel Collection. The new Ambassador Hotel opened 92 years after the building at 1111 Grand first came to life as a bank in 1920.