Spent a long weekend at the Intercontinental on the Country Club Plaza. This hotel has a long history as one of the premier hotels in KC beginning as the Alameda Plaza, then a Fairmont property, and now IC...might have even been a Ritz at one time. Whatever... the rooms with a view of the Plaza make even a "hometown" girl like me swoon. So beautiful day and night, and ofcourse especially over the holidays. Book a Concierge level room or suite...yes, these are more $$$ but the Concierge lounge is outstanding with an expanded elegant continental breakfast, noon snacks & tea, evening appetizers and cocktails, and later evening desserts, cordials & coffee ! An outstanding value and gives you easy walking distance to all the Plaza attractions, shopping, and restaurant/bar venues. Very friendly, courteous and helpful service from the doorman, to check in, to anyone you meet on their staff.