“Elizabeth . . . walked with exultation from one drawing-room to the other, boasting of their space.”
                                                                                               Persuasion, Vol. IV, Ch. 3

Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

The AGM hotel, Westin Kansas City at Crown Center, would certainly meet the exacting standards of Sir Walter and Miss Elliot of Kellynch Hall.  Situated as part of the Crown Center complex, the hotel connects to 85 acres of shops, restaurants, and attractions.  Consider it a combination of Camden Place and Milsom Street—at a JASNA AGM room rate of $179 per night.

Amenities include: 24-hour business center, executive club lounge, fitness center with whirlpool and healing massage options, lighted tennis courts, heated outdoor pool, in-room spa treatments, Wi-Fi access throughout, in-room safe, coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee, and refrigerator.

Limestone Waterfall

Crown Center Square Fountain

The hotel connects via covered walkway to the city’s historic Union Station, which is served by Amtrak.  Many hotel rooms overlook the adjacent Liberty Memorial and National World War I Museum.  The hotel is a mere 1.4 miles from the city’s Power and Light District, the Midwest’s premier entertainment district.  Just 3.3 miles away is the Country Club Plaza, known for its classical fountains, horse-drawn carriages, exquisite shops and signature restaurants.

The AGM assembly rooms are conveniently located on one floor, overlooking the hotel’s sixty-foot limestone waterfall garden.  Throughout the conference, guests can seek refreshment at the hotel’s Brasserie restaurant and bar.  The Brasserie offers contemporary American cuisine and features Midwest specialties such as all-natural bison burgers and Kansas City’s own Boulevard Pale Ale and Wheat microbrews.

The Crown Center Square Fountain features synchronized jets shooting plumes of water sixty feet in the air.  We’ll promenade proudly around this fountain after our Saturday evening banquet.