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HOTEL NEWS
JANNAF-discounted rooms are no longer available at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
Discounted rooms are now available at the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center. See the Hotel section on this page for more information, and use the link below to book your room in the JANNAF overflow room block.

Transportation, Hotel and Area

The May 2017 meeting will be held at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. A variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment establishments are located in the Crown Center complex, which is connected to the hotel. Even more dining and entertainment options are a short and free streetcar ride from the hotel.

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Transportation (Getting to KC, Ground Transportation, DoD Travel Restrictions)

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Transportation

The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located 25 minutes from the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. The airport offers 400 daily flights with non-stop service to 43 domestic cities. As one of America's most centrally located metro areas, Kansas City is also within a day's drive for many attendees.

The hotel does not offer airport shuttle service. Ground transportation options from/to the airport include SuperShuttle, which is offering JANNAF attendees a discount when round trip shared-ride van transportation is booked online with the JANNAF discount code (a savings of $6 off round trip). Go HERE to book your ride with SuperShuttle using the JANNAF discount. The cost is $30 for one person round trip. Or, pay just $36.50 each way for non-stop service to/from the hotel for up to 3 passengers travelling together. REMEMBER: discounted SuperShuttle fares are only applicable when booking a round trip.

Other transportation options include Uber ($22-29) or taxi ($50-60).

For those driving personal vehicles or renting a car, self-parking for hotel guests is $18 per night in the hotel’s garage and includes in/out privileges (guest room key required). For those not staying at the hotel, an hourly rate will be charged, up to the daily maximum of $18. Parking rates are subject to change. Other parking options in the Crown Center area charge comparable rates.

Getting to Kansas City by rail is another great option. Union Station Kansas City, served by Amtrak, is just across the street from the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center and is connected by The Link, an elevated, climate-controlled pedestrian walkway.

The address for The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center is 1 East Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108.

The address for the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center is provided below in the Hotel section.

ATTENTION DoD Attendees: DoD participants must review the DoD Travel and Registration Guidelines.

Hotel

It is now past the 2 May extended cutoff date for making reservations at the JANNAF discounted rates at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. If you are still in need of a hotel room, we have arranged for a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate for JANNAF attendees at the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center. This hotel is located just a few blocks from The Westin. Take advantage of the free Kansas City Streetcar to travel between the Courtyard and the Westin; with stops a half block from the Courtyard and across the street from the Westin, it couldn't be easier. Details are below. Make your reservation at the Courtyard as soon as possible. These rooms will be held for JANNAF attendees for a limited time (see below), or until they sell out, whichever comes first.

Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center

  • Located two streetcar stops from The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center where the JANNAF conference is being held. Use the Kaufman Center stop near the Courtyard, and the Union Station stop for the Westin.
    Courtyard Hotel address: 1535 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Group discounted rate of $117 per night plus 16.975% state and local tax and $1.76 per night KC Arena Tax. Attendees must provide government ID to be tax exempt.
  • Free high speed internet access, mini-fridge, microwave, and Keurig coffeemaker in guestrooms
  • Parking is $24.00 per day
  • Reserve on or before Tuesday, 16 May at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time
  • To make your hotel reservation ONLINE directly in the JANNAF discounted room block at the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City Downtown Convention Center, click on the button below:
  • Or reserve your room by calling 1-888-236-2427, or directly to the Courtyard Kansas City Downtown Convention Center by calling 816-221-7400. Be sure to mention that you are reserving a room in the JANNAF overflow block.

Each individual is responsible for his/her own reservation. You are encouraged to make your reservations online to ensure direct access to the JANNAF meeting discounted room blocks. If you are a Marriott Rewards member, you can still earn rewards for your stay when reserving your room at the Courtyard in the JANNAF block!

Reservation changes and cancellations may be made using the above phone numbers; you will need your reservation confirmation number. If you need to cancel your reservation, please be sure to do so no later than 11:00 a.m. CDT the day prior to your arrival date.

More About Kansas City

Known as the City of Fountains and home to some of the world’s best jazz and barbeque, Kansas City serves up urban sophistication with Midwestern hospitality. Kansas City will be a great place to explore in the evenings or if you come early or stay after the JANNAF meeting. Note that Memorial Day weekend begins on the Friday after the meeting.

In addition to the conveniently located Crown Center, the Kansas City Power and Light Entertainment District is a short and free streetcar ride from the hotel. The Power and Light District boasts more than 50 restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment venues.

The entire two mile Main Street corridor, from Union Station in the Crown Center district, to the River Market, with the Power and Light and Arts districts in between, is easily accessible to JANNAF attendees by taking advantage of the free KC Streetcar. Click here to learn more, including a route map showing all 16 stops, hours of operation, and more.

You might also be able to take in a Kansas City Royals game, visit a jazz club, or enjoy a great steak while you're in town, as your schedule permits.

Average temperatures in Kansas City in May are highs in the mid-70s and lows in the mid 50s.