The Crossroads Hotel is more than just a place to rest your eyes; it’s become the beating heart of our Midwestern city.
The Who’s Who of Kansas City can be spotted sipping cocktails, chatting about what they wore to the West 18th Street Fashion Show, or what they scored at Urban Mining during the always popular First Fridays.
It seems everyone was all dressed up with nowhere to go until now, thanks to the latest hot spot in town.
The newly opened rooftop deck is perfect for long summer days when you want to cool off with a cold beverage or heat up with a spicy dance, courtesy of the myriad of DJs such as Sheppa and House of Dante spinning at Sunday Sessions.
For health nuts, they have rooftop yoga with Emily Cox Wellness every Sunday before you head downstairs to chow down on a delicious breakfast.
The food is a personal favorite of mine, from the meatballs at XR Cafe to the f-ing in delicious chicken or whole roasted branzino at Lazia, their signature restaurant. If you just want a light snack, I suggest nibbling on the deviled eggs or hummus plate at Percheron.
I was fortunate enough to spend the night at the Crossroads Hotel, and for me it has a distinctive cool kid vibe that Kansas City was lacking in the hotel and hangout sector. The rooms are particularly impressive—comparable to the Ludlow Hotel in New York City's Lower East Side with its touch of industrial glam.
The Crossroads Arts District is full of some of the best locally owned businesses, from art galleries and coffee shops, to clothing boutiques and restaurants. It’s nice to see the new kid on the block fitting in so seamlessly with such a diverse group of talented locals.
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