Aparium, one of the boldest American hotelier groups out there, has announced that they, too, are moving into Missouri’s largest city. Their Crossroads Hotelis set to open in the Crossroads Arts District this October.
The Chicago-based hotel group took over KC’s former Pabst Blue Ribbon plant (Williamsburgers, take note), enlisted local tattoo legend Mikey Wheeler to design the wallpaper, and an in-room private bar menu leans heavy on whiskey from local distiller J.Reiger.
The four-level hotel will have a 2,000-square-foot gallery space (nothing to shrug at, but a third of the space found across town at 21c), while Missouri artist Melanie Sherman has created hand-painted ceramic light fixtures for 131 guest rooms and public spaces, including rooftop and lobby bars, three restaurants doing pizzas, steaks and modern Italian, and billiard halls, serving local craft beers on tap. Though we’ll go out on a limb and say plenty of cold PBR will be available, too.