Hotel & Travel
Hotel Reservations for Petfood Forum & Petfood Essentials 2020
The Marriott Kansas City Downtown will serve as the headquarter hotel and offers reduced rates for attendees. Additional rooms are available at the Loews Kansas City Hotel.
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 2020 and Petfood Essentials may reserve hotel rooms within the Petfood Forum room block.
Group rates will be available until March 23, 2020 or until the room blocks are full.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: In order to ensure the best possible rate and room availability, all reservations require a two-night, non-refundable deposit upon, per room, upon reservation. If reserving rooms outside of the event date, call the hotel directly to inquire about availability.
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.
The Kansas City Convention Center main parking lot costs $11 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.
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.
Discounted parking of $11/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.
Explore Downtown Kansas City
After hours, Petfood Forum 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. View the Petfood Forum Entertainment Guide for the best entertainment near the Kansas City Convention Center.
Several area businesses offer Petfood Forum attendees special rates and discounts. Special offers will be available soon.
Known as the barbecue capital of the world and for its live jazz, join thousands of your pet food industry colleagues at the 2020Petfood 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.