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07.19.16

HISTORIC HOTEL PHILLIPS PARTNERS WITH CHICAGO’S DMK RESTAURANTS

HISTORIC HOTEL PHILLIPS PARTNERS WITH CHICAGO’S DMK RESTAURANTS

 

New Hotel Restaurant Venture Still Under Wraps

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and CHICAGO – (July 18, 2016) – Arbor Lodging Partners, owner of the historic Hotel Phillips, has announced a partnership with DMK Restaurants to develop a brand new restaurant concept in Kansas City. DMK Restaurants, named one of Restaurant Hospitality’s “Coolest Multi-Concept Restaurant Companies” in 2014, is a Chicago-based hospitality company founded by industry veteran David Morton and five-time James Beard Award nominee Michael Kornick of mk.

“We like to dream big, and there’s no bigger dream than partnering with DMK Restaurants,” said Vamsi Bonthala, co-founder and CEO of Arbor Lodging Partners. “The vibrant nightlife and dining scene in Kansas City is ripe for a fresh new restaurant concept and we are thrilled to be part of this venture with a company the caliber of DMK Restaurants.”

Arbor Lodging Partners acquired Hotel Phillips in 2015. The art deco gem is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and will join Curio by Hilton – a collection of unique hotels in cities across the globe – in 2017. The partnership with DMK Restaurants marks the first time the companies have teamed up to develop a hotel restaurant. The restaurant concept will be revealed in the coming months.

“We have a passion for food and restaurants, and we’re excited to embark on our first hotel venture with Arbor Lodging Partners,” said David Morton, co-owner of DMK. “The dining experience we’re creating will have a timeless sensibility but a comfortable and approachable feel.  It will be a place to gather after work or celebrate with friends and family. With the spectacular Hotel Phillips as a backdrop, we can’t wait to introduce the concept to the people of Kansas City.”

Voted the city’s best boutique hotel by KC Magazine for two years in a row, Hotel Phillips is located in the heart of downtown and within minutes of the city’s arts and entertainment districts, For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.hotelphillips.com or call (877) 704-5341 or (816) 221-7000.

 

About Hotel Phillips

Hotel Phillips is Kansas City’s most historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. The hotel opened its doors in 1931 and today remains committed to unparalleled guest services and amenities to complement the hotel’s distinctive Great Gatsby art deco style. Featuring a beautiful and elegant lobby, spacious guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, USA Today, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Visit www.hotelphillips.com or follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About DMK Partners

David Morton and Michael Kornick established DMK Restaurants, based in Chicago, with a mission to redefine casual dining through their shared passion for quality, method, design, and hospitality — all at an unparalleled value. In 2009, Morton and Kornick opened their first DMK Burger Bar (now with locations in Lakeview, Soldier Field, Lombard, and Navy Pier), followed by Fish Bar in March 2011, Ada Street in March 2012, County Barbeque in July 2013, Henry’s in June 2014, and Rec Room in July 2015. Visit www.dmkrestaurants.com for more information.

 

About Arbor Lodging Partners

Arbor Lodging Partners is a Chicago-based national owner and operator of hotels. The company was founded in 2005 with the goal of uniting the best practices of enterprising hotel operators and sophisticated institutional investors to effectively underwrite and execute investments in the lodging space. Arbor Lodging Partners makes investments in hotels, acquires loans secured by hotels, and, through its affiliate NVN Hotels, and manages operations for its own hotels and those owned by third-parties. A leading hotel management company with a range of services, NVN Hotels has been designated one of the nation’s top hotel companies in 2015 by Hotel Management Magazine. To learn more about Arbor Lodging Partners visit http://www.arborlodging.com. To learn more about NVN Hotels, visit http://www.nvnhotels.com.

 

Media Contact:

Beth Strautz

for Hotel Phillips

(773) 895-5387

beth@goodcreativegroup.com

 

08.27.15

OUT TO LUNCH at Hotel Phillips: BUTCH RIGBY OF SCREENLAND THEATRES

Butch Rigby goes back to his entrepreneurial roots and passion for preservation.

Story by Kimberly Stern   |  Photos by Aaron Lindberg

Just as I pull my car up to the valet of Hotel Phillips at 12th and Baltimore in downtown Kansas City one recent Friday, online the rain stops and the sun peeks from behind ominous clouds. It occurs to me as I hand the doorman my umbrella and keys that this is the perfect place to meet my Out to Lunch date—KC preservationist and Screenland Theatres owner Butch Rigby.

Pausing to gaze up at the gilded 11-foot likeness of the Greek goddess of dawn keeping vigil over the beautiful gleaming marble of the restored Art Deco space, I make my way down the winding staircase to join KC Magazine Executive Editor Katie Van Luchene and Rigby in 12 Baltimore, the hotel’s cozy street-level restaurant known for its ambience, buy live music, cocktails, Boulevard beer and executive chef Frank Lalumia’s innovative cuisine.

© Aaron Lindberg Photography www.aaronlindberg.com
Butch Rigby, Owner, Screenland Theatres and Film Row Company

After ordering up dishes to enjoy family style—with a few surprises courtesy of chef Lalumia—Rigby, looking friendly, studious in his glasses and casually hip, stuff settles in with a Pale Ale and chilled glass.

“A delightful way to spend a lunch,” he comments, looking out on the street where rain gently falls again. “And what a lovely room.”

First question for Rigby: Who has been your biggest influence?

“My late mother, Pat,” he says. “She died in 2014, in the same house she lived in for 52 years in Liberty—the house I grew up in with my three siblings.”

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12 B Burger with Fries

Patricia Rigby was widowed at age 38 when her husband, Vince, passed away. In debt from hospital bills that accumulated as a result of Vince’s illness, she managed to keep the house, took over the family’s small real estate sales business and provided for her four children.

“She sold houses to sometimes three generations in Liberty and taught all of us kids to be self sufficient, hardworking and honest,” Rigby says. “I learned from her the importance of the quality of truth.”

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Boneless BBQ chicken wings

At age 15, one of Rigby’s first ventures was printing a newspaper he dubbed “The Wilshire Whirl,” after the Liberty neighborhood he lived in; it sold for 3 cents and the income it earned helped buy groceries for the family. He also emptied people’s trash and during college, worked construction to pay for tuition.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Another Rigby mentor was University of Missouri-Kansas City professor of media history, Gaylord Marr. Rigby still has dinner with Marr’s widow, Olga, every Sunday night—a tradition since 1978.

“The faces around the table have changed,” says Rigby, whose fiancée, Christy Cubbage, accompanies him each week.

Screenland Theatres epitomizes Rigby’s love of the past, attention to detail and creative ingenuity. He surrounds himself with talented people driven to preserve landmarks like the Granada Theatre in Kansas City, Kansas that he transformed in 2006 and the Screenland Theatres on Armour and in the Crossroads—“craft movie theatres” is how Rigby bills his cinematic babies.

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Chef Frank Lalumia

Kansas City’s next Big Thing, according to Rigby, is the often-maligned Troost corridor. Rigby is pursuing a makeover just east of 31st and Troost in a building that has ties to one of his heroes, Walt Disney. As chairman of Thank You Walt Disney, Inc., Rigby is spearheading an effort to revive Laugh-O-Gram Studio, which played a role in the days of early animation. “We want to help make that neighborhood something for people to be proud of,” he says. “Troost is ideal for retail and to make a comeback.”

Rigby takes one last swig of his beer before digging into a triple-layered mousse confection with one of the three forks chef Lalumia sets in the middle of the table.

“I like to envision things and then to collaborate,” he says before picking up his umbrella and leaving for a 2 p.m. hearing, disappearing in the crowd on the downtown sidewalk.

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Triple-layer chocolate mousse cake

Main Course Q&A with Butch Rigby of Screenland Theatres

If you could invite one person in Kansas City to dinner, who would it be and where would you go? 

“Real estate innovator JC Nichols at the Hotel Baltimore, built in downtown KC in 1899 and razed in 1939.”

What’s one of your favorite KC traditions? 

“The Plaza Art Fair—a kickoff party at my house on Friday night, people watching on Saturday and buying art on Sunday.”

Most treasured compliment?

“From Walt Disney’s daughter, Diane: ‘More than anyone, you remind me of my father.’”

What hashtag best defines your life? 

#adventure

 

08.27.15

Root Beer Floats Grow Up – This is KC

Hotel Phillips’ 12 Baltimore puts a childhood favorite back on our radar.

Fizzy and sweet, purchase root beer floats have long held a special place in our hearts. Maybe it’s the childhood memories tied to sipping them from a straw on a hot summer day or the way the ice cream scoop slowly melts into the root beer, doctor but we were almost resigned to putting them on the “things adults don’t get to enjoy” shelf when 12 Baltimore Bar & Café saved the day. The Hotel Phillips spot is offering adult root beer floats, sovaldi sale made with whipped vodka, through the end of August.

Enjoying the throwback drink is especially appropriate Thursday, August 6, which happens to be National Root Beer Float Day. Stop by 12 Baltimore or whip one up yourself with this simple recipe.

Root-Beer-float

12 Baltimore’s Adult Root Beer Float

  • 1 ounce 360 Madagascar Vanilla vodka
  • 12 ounces root beer of your choice
  • Scoop of Shatto vanilla ice cream

Combine and enjoy!

Root Beer Floats Grow Up

02.11.15

HOTEL PHILLIPS UNVEILS NEW ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ROOM TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATION, HELLO ART

 

 

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HOTEL PHILLIPS UNVEILS NEW ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ROOM TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATION HELLO ART
Room reflects Artist-in-Residence Madeline Gallucci’s vision of Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, hospital Mo., February 11, 2015 – Hotel Phillips, a historic boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, unveiled its new guest room to the public, the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Room, at the Hello Art 5th Anniversary Celebration on February 6, 2015. Each night the room is reserved, Hotel Phillips will donate a portion of the proceeds to Hello Art, a local arts organization offering fun and informative events that bring together all those in the local community who appreciate and want to support the arts.

The inspiration and design behind the AIR Room came from current Artist-in-Residence, Madeline Gallucci. During the month of January, Gallucci transformed a junior guest room suite into a brilliant piece of work, now called the AIR Room. The room serves as an inspiration to those who appreciate the arts community and the city. The room encompasses the local Kansas City vibe and atmosphere, incorporating Kansas City landmarks and visuals that make the city a great place to live, work and play.

Gerald Rappaport, general manager of the Hotel Phillips, calls the room “a unique experience” and says “We have always had a strong passion for supporting the local Kansas City arts community, and the AIR Room gives us a chance to further tell that story and share our rich art culture with hotel guests. The Hotel Phillips plays a central role in connecting visitors with the local arts community and encourages them to take notice of this local movement that is such a vibrant part of Kansas City.”

Gallucci said she was inspired by sights in Kansas City such as reflections of the iconic Kansas City Power & Light sign, the pastel January sunsets, and the commotion of the streets on a Friday night. “I wanted to bring these experiences into the interior space and context of a hotel guest room. I’ve strived to detail these romantic urban observations within my painting, and let hotel guests temporarily experience and live in this transitory space, making their own observations about the city and the art.”

The AIR Room is just one component of Hotel Phillips’ Artist-in-Residence program. Now in the fourth year of the program, the Hotel Phillips annually selects a new artist to showcase his or her work at a studio inside the hotel, as well as throughout the hotel and within its award-winning restaurant, 12 Baltimore.

This initiative is just one of many arts-focused programs the Hotel Phillips supports. In addition to supporting and partnering with Hello Art, Hotel Phillips is also hosting several art workshops throughout the month of February which are open to the public. To view the full list of events, please visit Hotel Phillips’ website.

Located in the epicenter of the local arts community, Hotel Phillips is proud to support local artists, musicians and arts organizations within Kansas City, and play a part in continuing to build upon the city’s reputation as a leading arts community.

To book your stay in Hotel Phillips’ new AIR Room today, please visit the website at www.hotelphillips.com or call (877) 704-5341.

Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.


 

About Hotel Phillips:
Hotel Phillips is Kansas City’s most historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Hotel Phillips opened its doors in 1931 and today remains committed to unparalleled guest services and amenities to complement the hotel’s distinctive Great Gatsby art deco style. Featuring a beautiful and elegant lobby, spacious guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, USA Today, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations today by calling 816-221-7000 or visit http://www.HotelPhillips.com. For more information, follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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CONTACT
Name: Caitlin O’Byrne
Phone: (816) 480-3450
Email: caitlino@meers.com

 

02.06.15

HOTEL PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES NEW ARTS PROGRAMMING


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HOTEL PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES NEW ARTS PROGRAMMING
Hotel offers variety of art-focused events during February in conjunction with Artist-in-Residence Program

KANSAS CITY, Mo., February 5, 2015 – Hotel Phillips, a historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, is pleased to announce a variety of new art workshops hosted by its Artist in Residence, Madeline Gallucci.

To kick off the month-long programming, Hotel Phillips and Gallucci will host the Hello Art 5th Anniversary Party on February 6, 2015 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Hello Art offers fun and informative events throughout the community that help connect artists with those who appreciate their work. The 5th anniversary celebration will honor Hello Art as it continues to support the local arts community in Kansas City with a night long celebration with a variety of sensory installations and performances created by local visual and performing artists, as well as an After Party featuring the music of Hermon Mehari.

“Hotel Phillips is a proud supporter of Hello Art and the arts community and works with the organization often to bring local artists to Kansas City. We have featured one artist each year as our Artist In Residence to showcase the artist’s work throughout the hotel and its restaurant, 12 Baltimore, providing a hands-on, unique experience for our guests. We congratulate the organization on five years and look forward to many more successful partnerships,” said Gerald Rappaport, general manager, Hotel Phillips.

As part of the 5th Anniversary Party, guests are invited to enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction featuring Kansas City’s top artists and supporting businesses, and music provided by jazz pianist Mark Lowrey. Immediately following the event, there will be an After Party in the Regency Room featuring Hermon Mehari. Mehari’s quartet will get the party started with jazz standards and swing, later transitioning to classy modern genres of R&B, pop and hip hop. The After Party will take place from 9 p.m. until midnight.

Tickets for the Hello Art 5th Anniversary Party and After Party start at $10 and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HelloArtFeb6.

Throughout the month of February, Hotel Phillips will be offering a variety of fun and interactive workshops, hosted by Gallucci. These complimentary events include:

  • Feb. 12 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Collage Workshop. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this kid-friendly workshop is centered on the idea of expressing “love” through art collages.
  • Feb. 19 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.:  All About Color! Learn the basics of color theory and mixing and how colors interact with each other. All levels welcome. Class will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.
  • Feb. 26 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.:  Instagram Workshop. Learn the tips and tricks of using Instagram to tell your story. This hands-on course will have you finding the unknown in Hotel Phillips. Class will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.

The new programming is part of Hotel Phillips’ continuous commitment to the local arts. In recent years, Kansas City has evolved into a revived arts community. Being located in the epicenter of local creativity, Hotel Phillips embraces and supports the artists, musicians and arts organizations who continue to build upon the city’s reputation as a leading arts community.

Gallucci was announced as the new Artist in Residence in August 2014. She was selected due to her numerous works in the Kansas City community since graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012.

To learn more about Hotel Phillips and its mission to support local arts, please visit the website at www.hotelphillips.com.

Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

 


About Hotel Phillips:
Hotel Phillips is Kansas City’s most historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Hotel Phillips opened its doors in 1931 and today, remains committed to unparalleled guest services and amenities to complement the hotel’s distinctive Great Gatsby art deco style. Featuring a beautiful and elegant lobby, spacious guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, USA Today, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations today by calling 816-221-7000 or visit www.HotelPhillips.com. For more information, follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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CONTACT
Name: Caitlin O’Byrne
Phone: (816) 480-3450
Email: caitlino@meers.com

01.30.15

HOTEL PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES FRANK LALUMIA AS NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF

HOTEL PHILLIPS ANNOUNCES FRANK LALUMIA AS NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF

Hotel Phillips Continues Its Tradition Of Delicious Cuisine at Restaurant, buy cialis 12 Baltimore

KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 17, 2015 – Hotel Phillips, a historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, announced today that Frank Lalumia is the hotel’s new Executive Chef.

Most recently, Lalumia worked at Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa as Chef and Restaurant Manager, where he was responsible for four unique restaurants and well as the training of more than 65 employees. During his seven year tenure at Argosy, health Lalumia showcased his acumen for preparing luxury dishes and menus, as well as mentoring his team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Frank Lalumia to Hotel Phillips as the new Executive Chef for our hotel and our restaurant, 12 Baltimore,” said Gerald Rappaport, the General Manager at Hotel Phillips. “He is a tremendous addition to our team, and we cannot wait for our guests to taste and experience his decadent creations!”

Native to Kansas City, Lalumia attended the Art Institute in Houston, cialis Texas, where he earned his impressive culinary credentials. While working as the Executive Chef at the Riverside Country Club in Lake Jackson, Tex., he successfully executed many events and exceeded his goals in revenue and food costs.

“The greatest accomplishment of any chef is when the guests are more excited about the food on the menu than the chef,” said Lalumia. “I hope to inspire and excite the guests of Hotel Phillips with my culinary vision for many years to come.”

One of Lalumia’s first orders of business was to create an innovative menu for Kansas City’s upcoming Restaurant Week. From Friday, January 16 to Sunday, January 25, guests will enjoy a special fixed-price menu including a starter, entrée and dessert for a total of $33 per person. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to five local charities. See below for more details.

To learn more about Hotel Phillips and 12 Baltimore, please visit the website at http://www.hotelphillips.com.

Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

 


 12 Baltimore’s Restaurant Week Menu: 

CHOICE OF STARTER 

House Salad

Spring Mix, Red Onion, Goat Cheese, Candied Pistachios, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Or

Soup of the day

 

CHOICE OF ENTRE

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Potato Butter, Foie Gras & Blueberry Relish, Roasted Cashews, Sauce Forestiere

Seared Scallops

Parsnip Puree, Sautéed Spinach, Basil and Truffle Oil

Chicken Schnitzel

Fingerling Potatoes, Broccolini, Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

CHOICE OF DESSERT

Rum Cake

Cinnamon Gelato

or

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Raspberry Coulis

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About Hotel Phillips:
Hotel Phillips is Kansas City’s most historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Hotel Phillips opened its doors in 1931 and today, remains committed to unparalleled guest services and amenities to complement the hotel’s distinctive Great Gatsby art deco style. Featuring a beautiful and elegant lobby, spacious guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, USA Today, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations today by calling 816-221-7000 or visit www.HotelPhillips.com. For more information, follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter (@HotelPhillips).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states.  A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations.  The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels.  For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT
Name: Caitlin O’Byrne
Phone: (816) 480-3450
Email: caitlino@meers.com

09.16.14

HOTEL PHILLIPS SELECTS MADELINE GALLUCCI AS NEW ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

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For additional information, contact:
Caitlin O’Byrne
(816) 480-3450
caitlino@meers.com

HOTEL PHILLIPS SELECTS MADELINE GALLUCCI AS NEW ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Hotel Phillips Continues Its Tradition Of Celebrating the Arts

Kansas City, Mo.,  September 16, 2014 – Hotel Phillips, a historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, announced today that Madeline Gallucci will be the hotel’s new “Artist in Residence” beginning September 1, 2014.

Gallucci’s work explores, dissects, and reinterprets our everyday environment by means of vibrant drawings, whimsical paintings and digital prints. Since coming to Kansas City, she has traveled and performed with Whoop Dee Doo and shown her work at a wide variety of galleries and venues. Gallucci currently works at Kansas City Art Institute as the Campus Activities & Housing Coordinator, where she plans and coordinates events such as the annual Drag Show and Field Day celebrations.

Additionally, Gallucci was the winner of the Lester Goldman Drawing Competition in 2012, and was recently a guest on Artspeak Radio on KKFI.

“We are thrilled to welcome Madeline Gallucci to Hotel Phillips as the new Artist in Residence,” said Gerald Rappaport, the General Manager at Hotel Phillips. “Her unique work is spellbinding and her energy is contagious. We cannot wait to share her creative vision with our guests from around the world!”

To celebrate Gallucci’s residency, Hotel Phillips will celebrate her work at an event on October 23, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“I am excited to continue the conversation and art revival that is happening downtown,” said Gallucci. “For me, it will be an opportunity to further connect with the city and bring democracy to the arts and its possibilities. Art doesn’t necessarily need to be made behind closed doors. Artists are advocates, diplomats, creative leaders and problem solvers in today’s society. I am looking forward to being that extension to Hotel Phillips and its guests.”

In recent years, Kansas City has evolved into a revived arts community. Being located in the epicenter of local creativity, Hotel Phillips embraces and supports the artists, musicians and arts organizations, such as Gallucci, who continue to build the city’s reputation as one of the most brilliant stars on the arts horizon.

In addition to its Artist in Residence program, Hotel Phillips also features local up-and-coming musicians through its weekly Featured Friday music events.

Gallucci graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. To view more of Madeline’s work, please visit her website. 

As part of her Artist in Residence responsibilities, Gallucci will share her original work at Hotel Phillips, its award-winning restaurant, 12 Baltimore, local events and shows across the area, and her website.

To learn more about Hotel Phillips and its mission to support local arts, please visit our website.

Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

                                  Madeline Gallucci

 


About Hotel Phillips:

Hotel Phillips is Kansas City’s most historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Hotel Phillips opened its doors in 1931 and today, remains committed to unparalleled guest services and amenities to complement the hotel’s distinctive Great Gatsby art deco style. Featuring a beautiful and elegant lobby, spacious guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, USA Today, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations today by calling 816-221-7000 or visit http://www.HotelPhillips.com. For more information, follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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07.31.14

Hotel Phillips Recognized As A Top Hotel by USA Today

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Contact: Caitlin O’Byrne
Phone: (816) 480-3450
Email: caitlino@meers.com

Hotel Phillips Recognized As A Top Hotel by USA Today
The Hotel Ranked As Best Hotel in Downtown Kansas City Area

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 31 2014 – USA Today recently recognized Hotel Phillips, a historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, as the best hotel in downtown Kansas City on its list “10 Best Hotels.”

As the top hotel in the downtown area and second in the Kansas City area overall, Hotel Phillips offers visitors “a seamless blend of antique craftsmanship and modern comfort,” according to the online list by USA Today’s 10Best.

10Best, a sector of USA Today’s Travel division, is updated and organized by a team of local and unbiased experts to help guide travelers and avoid online clutter. The online site offers visitors travel tips for restaurants, nightlife, hotels and sights for each city, including Kansas City.

“Calling Kansas City home for over 80 years, Hotel Phillips remains committed to offering award-winning food, spacious rooms and superior service to all visitors,” said Gerald Rappaport, general manager of Hotel Phillips. “We feel honored to be recognized as one of the top hotels in the area by USA Today.”

Built in 1931, Hotel Phillips was designed in the Great Gatsby art deco style. Today, the hotel appeals to business and leisure travelers alike with sleek, modern furnishings and spacious guest rooms. The glamorous hotel lobby includes a double grand staircase, which is presided over by Dawn, an inspiring 11-foot bronze winged statue.

Hotel Phillips is on the National Registry of Historic Places and in 2001, won the AAA Four Diamond Award after a $28 million renovation. Hotel Phillips is located near the lively Power and Light District and a few blocks from the Crossroads Arts District and the River Market area in Kansas City.

Celebrities, musicians and leaders from all over the world often stay at Hotel Phillips, but the sophisticated, yet warm atmosphere makes the hotel a popular spot for local special events and weddings. Guests can dine at the hotel’s full-service restaurant, 12 Baltimore Bar and Café, whose chef and sous-chef recently won the Gold Fork Competition at the Taste of Kansas City by The Pitch.

While proud of its recent accomplishments, Hotel Phillips continues to look for ways to enhance the guest experience. The hotel’s commitment to excellence for its guests is one of the many reasons Hotel Phillips continues to be a beloved hotel in Kansas City.

To see the full review of Hotel Phillips and view more pictures of the exquisite building, please visit the USA Today’s 10Best list.

To learn more about Hotel Phillips and why it continues to rank as one of the top hotels in the Midwest, please visit HotelPhillips.com.

Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

 

Hotel Phillips was selected as the top hotel in downtown Kansas City by USA Today.

Hotel Phillips was selected as the top hotel in downtown Kansas City by USA Today.

 


 

 

About Hotel Phillips:
Hotel Phillips is Kansas City’s most historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Hotel Phillips opened its doors in 1931 and today  remains committed to unparalleled guest services and amenities to complement the hotel’s distinctive Great Gatsby art deco style. Featuring a beautiful and elegant lobby, spacious guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, USA Today, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations today by calling 816-221-7000 or visit www.HotelPhillips.com. For more information, follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter (@HotelPhillips).

About 12 Baltimore:
12 Baltimore is the place to see and be seen in downtown Kansas City. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, the restaurant’s menu offers a wide selection of dishes prepared by executive chef Justin Voldan, the 2014 Taste of Kansas City’s Golden Fork winner. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 816-346-4410 or online at www.HotelPhillips.com.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts:
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development, and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties, including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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07.09.14

Hotel Phillips Announces New ‘Featured Fridays’ Music Program

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Contact: Caitlin O’Byrne
Phone: (816) 480-3450
Email: caitlino@meers.com

Hotel Phillips Announces New ‘Featured Fridays’ Music Program
Restaurant To Host Weekly Music Event for Local Emerging Artists

KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 8, 2014) – Hotel Phillips, downtown Kansas City’s most historically revered hotel, is launching a new weekly music series at their adjacent and award-winning restaurant, 12 Baltimore. The series, called “Featured Fridays,” will showcase local up-and-coming musicians every Friday night from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at one of Kansas City’s most intimate and energetic venues.

Come enjoy live music, drink specials and a fun atmosphere at 12 Baltimore's Featured Fridays!

Come enjoy live music, drink specials and a fun atmosphere at 12 Baltimore’s Featured Fridays!

“Featured Fridays” kicks off with up-and-coming indie-pop singer and songwriter, Gracie Schram, performing on July 11, July 18 and July 25.

Schram is a local talent that is rising to the top of the national music scene. The talented 16-year-old is releasing her new album, I Am Me,” on August 12th with Full Ride Records. Schram released her first album at age 10, in which the proceeds went to benefit underprivileged children in Haiti and Africa. The six-song CD raised more than $30,000 for The Global Orphan Project.

Katlyn Conroy of La Guerre/Cowboy Indian Bear joins “Featured Fridays” on August 1 and August 8. Conroy is a prolific singer and songwriter from Lawrence, Kansas. She is known for her stunning vocals, captivating lyrical content, and emotional transparency on stage. A 2013 winner of a Kansas City Pitch Award for Best Female Singer/Songwriter, she has been called the best voice in the Midwest.

“Hotel Phillips is thrilled to be bringing a new music experience to Kansas City. It is an honor to work with local emerging artists, such as Gracie Schram and Katlyn Conroy, and give them the platform to share their amazing talent with their hometown community,” said Gerald Rappaport, General Manager of Hotel Phillips. “At Hotel Phillips, we have always been a supporter of the local arts community, and we are excited about this new opportunity with the ‘Featured Fridays’ series.”

The weekly event at 12 Baltimore is free and open to the public. There is no cover fee and Hotel Phillips will offer free valet parking to all guests.

In addition, attendees will be able to order off of 12 Baltimore’s dining menu, with signature drinks and cuisine from Executive Chef Justin Voldan and Sous Chef Himesh Zimba, who recently won the prestigious Golden Fork Award at the “2014 Taste of Kansas City.”

Happy hour specials on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. will also be available, and include $3 draft beers, half-priced appetizers and half-off signature cocktails.

More artists to be announced. Hotel Phillips also offers live music on Thursday and Saturday nights. Please check www.hotelphillips.com for a complete list and schedule of musicians.

Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

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About 12 Baltimore

12 Baltimore is the place to see and be seen in downtown Kansas City.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week the restaurant’s menu offers a wide selection of dishes prepared by executive chef Justin Voldan, the 2014 Taste of Kansas City’s Golden Fork winner. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 816-346-4410. For more information, visit the Hotel Phillips’ website and follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter (@HotelPhillips).

 

About Hotel Phillips

Hotel Phillips opened in 1931 as the city’s most elegant hotel. Today it retains that beautiful distinctive Art Deco elegance that is now combined with the ambiance of a European-style hotel. It features unparalleled guest services and amenities. Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Reservations can be made by calling 816-221-7000. For more information, visit www.HotelPhillips.com.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states.  A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations.  The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels.  For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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06.25.14

Hotel Phillips’ Culinary Team Awarded The Golden Fork

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Caitlin O’Byrne
Phone: (816) 480-3450
Email: caitlino@meers.com

 

Hotel Phillips’ Culinary Team Awarded The Golden Fork
Executive Chef and Sous Chef Wins ‘Taste of Kansas City’ Culinary Competition

KANSAS CITY, MO. (June 10, 2014) – Hotel Phillips Executive Chef Justin Voldan and Sous Chef Himesh Zimba won the prestigious Golden Fork Award at the “2014 Taste of Kansas City” event on Thursday, May 22. The annual event was sponsored by The Pitch and benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City.

Voldan began working at Hotel Phillips, downtown Kansas City’s most elegant hotel, in 2011. He is responsible for catering all of the banquets and special events held at the hotel, as well as developing the menus for the hotel’s main restaurant, 12 Baltimore. This is the restaurant’s first Golden Fork Award under Voldan’s leadership.

The judging roster included journalist Charles Ferruzza, blogger and author David Hayden, and food blogger and cookbook author Emily Farris. Dishes were judged on taste, visual presentation and creativity.

Contenders were provided with a selection of ingredients to prepare one or two dishes. Ingredients included: pork rib, asparagus, potatoes, cilantro, tomatoes, onion, red wine vinegar, queso fresco, ginger and carrots.
Voldan and Zimba’s winning dish featured pan-seared marinated pork chops served with a potato cake flecked with fresh cilantro and an orange carrot puree.

“The competition was very intense,” Voldan said. “The presentations created by the other chefs were beautiful. We are honored to win this recognition, but most importantly, it was wonderful to see our local talent come together to support a great cause, Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

Voldan plans to offer his winning pork chop dish as a future special at 12 Baltimore in Hotel Phillips.

The Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com.

Hotel Phillips' culinary team, Chef Justin Voldan (left) and Sous Chef Himesh Zimba (right), won the coveted Golden Fork Award.

Hotel Phillips’ culinary team, Chef Justin Voldan (left) and Sous Chef Himesh Zimba (right), won the coveted Golden Fork Award. Photo credit: Charles Ferruzza/The Pitch

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About 12 Baltimore

12 Baltimore is the place to see and be seen in downtown Kansas City.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week the restaurant’s menu offers a wide selection of dishes prepared by executive chef Justin Voldan. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 816-346-4410. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1iGv8ky and follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter (@HotelPhillips).

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About Hotel Phillips

Hotel Phillips opened in 1931 as the city’s most elegant hotel. Today it retains that beautiful distinctive Art Deco elegance that is now combined with the ambiance of a European-style hotel. It features unparalleled guest services and amenities. Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Reservations can be made by calling 816-221-7000. For more information, visit www.HotelPhillips.com.

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About Marcus Hotels & Resorts

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states.  A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations.  The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels.  For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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