Hotel & Travel

Limited hotel availability remains for Petfood Forum & Petfood Innovation Workshop 2017

Petfood Forum rooms are available to pre-registered, Petfood Forum attendees and exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high demand at our headquarter hotel, only pre-registered attendees and exhibitors of Petfood Forum 2017 and Petfood Innovation Workshop may reserve hotel rooms within the Petfood Forum room block.

Please note: The hotels listed below are designated as an official hotel for Petfood Forum 2017.  The group rate has expired and availability is limited. Currently, the Courtyard/Residence Inn has limited rooms available at the rates noted below. These rates will remain in effect until  March 13 or until the rooms sell out.

PLEASE BE AWARE: In order to appropriately and safely secure your hotel rooms, please use the links below to ensure you are booking within the official Petfood Forum room blocks. We do not affiliate with anyone that conducts telephone or email solicitations for booking hotels and do not recommend you arrange your hotel reservations with any of those groups.

Courtyard Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center – from $189/night

Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Convention Center – from $229.00/night 

0.1 miles from KC Convention Center
1535 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108

To make reservations via phone, please call: +1.816.221.7400

*Please note: There is not a Petfood Forum group block with these hotels.

Kansas City skyline with Marriott Hotel

Headquarter Hotel

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
1 block walk from KC Convention Center

200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Hotel Phillips Kansas City
2 block walk from KC convention center

106 W 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Hotel Phillips Kansas City is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton

Crowne Plaza Hotel lit up at night

Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City
1 block walk from KC Convention Center

1301 Wyandotte
Kansas City, MO 64105

hilton-president-hotel-kansas-city

Hilton President Kansas City
1 block walk from KC convention center

1329 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Air Travel

Updated air travel information for Petfood Forum 2017 will be coming soon!

Ground Transportation

The Kansas City Convention Center main parking lot costs $7 per day and is called the Barney Allis Plaza Garage located between 12th & 13th and between Central & Wyandotte. It is in front of the Marriott Hotel. There is an underground tunnel into the Convention Center from inside the Barney Allis Plaza Garage.This garage is located directly across from the Little Theatre/Music Hall.

Additional tips:

  • Taxis are available from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel and Kansas City Convention Center; the average fare to/from downtown Kansas City is $50.  Kansas City Marriott Downtown is 20 miles from the MCI (KCI) Airport. Kansas City cab rates are $2.10 per mile, plus $2.50 fee, plus $3.00 airport fee – average is $50 each way.
  • SuperShuttle of Kansas City provides roundtrip transportation from Kansas City International Airport to the convention hotels. To make your reservation and receive the attendee discounted rate, click here. You may also make your reservation by calling (800) BLUE-VAN (258-3826) and mentioning Petfood Forum discount code QJFZD. SuperShuttle Kansas City offers a Shared-Ride Round-Trip service to/from the Marriott Downtown for a discounted group rate of $30 per person.  One-way will be $18 per person.
  • The city’s MAX (Metro Area Express) rapid transit service is another ground-transportation option. MAX provides faster, more convenient commutes than traditional bus service for all points between the River Market area (north of downtown) and the Country Club Plaza shopping center in the south. Each ride is $3. To purchase a $10 three-day pass that gives you unlimited rides for three consecutive days, click here (or paste to your browser, http://www.kcata.org/fares/visitors).

Parking

Discounted parking of $7/day at the Kansas City Convention Center is available to Petfood Forum attendees and exhibitors driving to Petfood Forum and Innovation Workshop.

In front of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel and directly across from the Little Theater/Music Hall, the Convention Center main parking lot is the Barney Allis Plaza Garage located between 12th & 13th and between Central & Wyandotte.  There is an underground tunnel into the Convention Center from inside the Barney Allis Plaza Garage.

 

Shipping/Business Center

Business Center services are available at the Kansas City Convention Center, Lobby 2100. For a fee, copying, color copying, binding, laminating, notary public, office supplies and outbound package wrapping and shipping via Federal Express and UPS. The Business Center accepts cash, MasterCard, VISA and American Express. Sorry, checks are not accepted.

Visit: www.kcconvention.com for additional information on the Kansas City Convention Center.

Explore Downtown Kansas City

After hours, Petfood Forum 2017 participants can network and socialize in the newly revitalized Power & Light District with countless dining and entertainment options, just a few blocks’ walk away from the convention center and Marriott.

Known as the barbecue capital of the world and for its live jazz, join thousands of your petfood industry colleagues at the 2017 Petfood Forum in Kansas City.  Kansas City is a gracious and historic blend of cultures, arts and professional sports featuring vibrant restaurants, hotels, shops and art galleries.