About Hotel President
The Hotel President, is a historic hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. It is now operated as part of the Hilton Hotels Corporation. The Hotel President was constructed during the same construction boom that brought Kansas City many other great structures, including the nearby Mainstreet Theater, Midland Theatre, and Kansas City Power and Light Building. The hotel was completed in 1926. In 1928, it served as the headquarters for the 1928 Republican National Convention, which nominated Herbert Hoover for president. The hotel's Drum Room lounge attracted entertainers from across the country, including Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, and Marilyn Maye. The Hotel President was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The hotel closed its doors in 1980, but after undergoing a massive renovation led by developers H. Drake Leddy and Ron Jury, it re-opened in 2005 as the Hilton President Hotel. It's the only hotel in Kansas City's Power & Light District. The Hilton President Hotel is managed by Presidian Destinations of San Antonio, Texas. The Hilton President was awarded the AAA Four Diamond award in June of 2009.