Historic Kansas City hotel undergoes tech upgrade

Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo., recently unveiled a $20 million dollar renovation, and as part of that the hotel plans to continue the transformation with a focus on technology. Technology services firm Velociti will deploy a number of upgrades and wireless technology solutions, which promise to better serve guests throughout the hotel’s 216 rooms and 7,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

“When Hotel Phillips was built in 1931, it was the tallest building in Kansas City and the only commercial structure with a radio receiver in every room,” GM Mark Krtek said in a statement. “Hotel Phillips has always been on the cutting edge of technology and we want to ensure that identity continues as we move into a new chapter of its history. Our partnership with Velociti is an important step in a long-standing tradition of excellence and focus on stellar guest experiences.”