Summer is here and Chateau Avalon Wine Tastings are back in full-swing! Our events are fun, laid-back and relaxed - you are welcome to join in the fun whether you are a wine connoisseur or if you are new to wine entirely. It is a great opportunity to taste wines that you might not have otherwise tried.
June 14th 7-9pm Wine Tasting
July 19th 7-9pm Beer Tasting
August 9th 7-9pm Wine Tasting
September 20th 7-9pm Wine Tasting
October 11th 7-9pm Wine Tasting
November 8th 7-9pm Holiday Wine Tasting
Due to limited space and availiability, our events are ticketed and advance reservations are required. Check out the dates for our tastings below and call the hotel directly to make your reservations today! Ticket prices will be about $30/guest and events will be held outside weather permitting. You do not want to miss out!
Did you know we have meeting space at the Chateau Avalon? Are you looking for a unique, inspiring space to hold a meeting? How about a location that provides entertainment and ease of planning? Whether you are looking for a retreat destination, a small sales meeting venue, a location for a brainstorming session, marriage retreat, party or any other event, Chateau Avalon is the place to be.
Meetings can be both productive and enjoyable for the attendees if the meeting planner takes time to be creative. Team-building is one of the most important features of any good meeting. If your team enjoys working together, great results will be right around the corner.
In his article entitled, "Make Meetings Matter", Charlie Hawkins, MBA, shares a list of tips about how to make meetings more fun (...and productive.) Throughout the article, Hawkins lists ways to engage your team in games and other unique methods to get people talking and ideas generated.
Here at the Chateau Avalon, we offer private wine and beer tastings to encourage team building. We can do "blind" wine tastings -- it is always a lot of fun to watch the dynamics of a team as they try to guess which wine is which and which is the most expensive, etc.
Think of the Chateau Avalon next time you're planning a meeting in the Kansas City area -- we can help provide a personalized experience that is sure to generate positive results.
For more information or to book an event, please contact our Director of Sales, Jayme Humenczuk, at 913-596-6000 ext. 409 or email@example.com
Chateau Avalon's Jolly Holiday Special is here and ready to make you merry!
Are you longing for a silent night? Are you needing to relax a little amidst the craziness of holiday shopping, parties, programs and other commitments? We want to make this holiday season a little more merry for you! Stay in any Classic or Adventurous suite from now thru December 21st for ONLY $129 + tax! Oh…and because you've been SO good this year, we'll even include a $10 credit to our d'Nile Wine Bar! Enjoy a full-service breakfast for two delivered to your room in the morning, complimentary sparkling cider upon request and cookies upon arrival! Not even Santa could pull off a getaway as special as this! Call the hotel directly at 913-596-6000 or use promo code: JOLLY to book online! You must book your reservation by December 21st!
*Excludes Saturdays, blackout dates, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.
The most beautiful of days are when the seasons are changing and you are enjoying the beauty of nature with the one you love! "Chateau Avalon's Great Dates of Fall" are here and ready to inspire you! Even though Fall is coming to a close, there is still plenty of time to get a few dates in!
Ride in a Hot Air Balloon - Hot air balloon rides are quite possibly one of the most beautiful, romantic and unique date ideas out there! Whether you are looking to celebrate a special occassion, celebrate a special person, or even pop the question, a hot air balloon ride is definitely something to consider. Click here for more information on balloon rides in KC!
Have a Coffee Date (Chai or Pumpkin Lattes are delicious this time of year!) - While there are many fantastic coffee shops in Kansas City, may we suggest one of our favorites? Venture into downtown and check out The Filling Station -- Kansas City's only coffee garage. With a fantastic menu, talented staff and a unique space, a visit to The Filling Station will leave you glad you tried something different.
Wander a Corn Maze - Travel just outside of Kansas City to visit the Liberty Corn Maze, the largest corn maze in the state of Missouri. Enjoy a date night with the one you love or bring the kids for some family fun!
Bundle Up For a Picnic - Pull out the picnic basket, a glass of wine and a picnic blanket. If you're looking for the perfect picnic spot, check out Loose Park or find a nice tree to cozy up to at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens!
Tour a Haunted House - If you like to get SCARED, click here for the best haunted options in Kansas City!
Go to a Pumpkin Patch - Take a day trip to Weston, MO and visit the Weston Red Barn Farm. With hayrides, a country store, sweet treats and much more, you are certain to enjoy your time! While you're in Weston, make sure to plan a visit to the downtown area -- there are lots of great little shops and restaurants to check out while you're there!
Bake Pies & Other Autumn Treats - Pick up fresh apples at the local Farmer's Market and cozy up at home and bake the day away! There's nothing more romantic than sharing the kitchen with the one you love!
Take a Walk through the Leaves - Keep it casual with a simple walk around the neighborhood or enjoy a hike on the trails at Shawnee Mission Park or other great places throughout the city!
Whatever you do to enjoy the season, make sure you always spend time with the ones you love the most! Happy Autumn!
This Fall is a busy time of year for us. We have some great upcoming events at the Chateau Avalon to tell you about!
For those of you that have been asking about our next wine tasting- we heard you! We are having our next tasting on Oct 26th @ 6:30 pm. We will be having 5-6 great wines, hors d'oeuvres and a great time! Call the hotel to save your spots. 913-596-6000 Cost: $30/person.
This year's fall race is on the weekend of Friday, October 19th. Any Race Weekend at the Kansas Speedway is an exciting time for everyone in the Legends area. There is so much going on besides the actual races; Concerts and parades and parties are happening everywhere. Don't miss out on your chance to be in the middle of it all this year. While we are sold out on Saturday, we do have a handful of fantastic rooms still available for Friday and Sunday. Don't forget we offer a free shuttle service to our guests all weekend and we are planning some amazing beer specials out of our d'Nile Wine Bar! Call the hotel directly to book your suite.
On November 16th, we are planning our very first Beer Tasting! Come out and try some unique beer and some great food. We'll have a beer expert on hand to answer all of your questions. Put it on your calendars now! Price and time: TBA
It does not seem like 2004 was that long ago. But how things have changed. Take a walk with me back to 2004.
Everyone listened to their music on the run with a mobile CD player. Did anyone else's skip all the time? In just two years we would all be wanting something called and iPod.
Film cameras were being replaced by digital ones that had an amazing 1 megapixel resolution. Today we are disappointed with less than 12 megapixels.
A couple of cellular companies announced that they believed soon they would be able to bring video to our phones.
A few pioneers began publishing web logs. They called them "blogs".
A small company called Google said they would change the market by giving people FREE email addresses with lots of web storage. NOTE: That same Google high speed this year intends to revolutionize home internet with 100X speed digital fiber starting right here in old KC.
The compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) was not invented yet.
The new TV that everyone wanted was called a Plasma. A 42" screen cost over $4,000!
Things have really changed and so must the Chateau Avalon. When I put in those flat glass TV's in the hotel, they were the state of the art. Other hotels were still installing TVs with rounded tubes and standard size was 27".
This week it is time again to upgrade the Chateau Avalon to stay ahead of the curve. We are putting 100% LED TVs throughout the hotel. They are just 1.5" thick with extraordinary picture quality.
In November we will also be converting from the current 18 stations to over 80 stations most of which offering true hi-def programing. This increased programming will allow us to also remove the antiquated DVD players from the suites.
These LED tvs will consume just a fraction of the energy of the previous glass tube TVs with better quality and other device connectivity.
So with all the changes in the last 9 years it begs the question, what will be watch our shows on 9 years from now? Perhaps a piece of glass? Don't laugh...
It's a great day to be in KCK! There is so much going on in our area and we are so happy to be a small part of it! You may not be aware quite yet but Kansas City, KS and its area businesses/attractions have received multiple awards as of late.
One of the most exciting serves as an accolade for the educators of our community. America's Promise Alliance chose Kansas City, KS as one of 2012's Best Communities for Young People. Communities were judged based on extensive criteria some of which had to do with test scores and drop-out rates for young people. As a result of a concerted effort by youth programs and schools to acheive unification, educators saw an increase in math proficiency from 3% to 68% and a jump in reading proficiency from 11% to 67% on state assessments.
Kansas City, KS is a first time winner of this award. We send our thanks and congratulations to all who have worked so hard and invested so much to make this possible! THANK YOU for making our community a better place!
Another exciting award has been presented to Schlitterbahn Waterpark here in Kansas City, KS. They recently received international recognition from Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards. They were honored with being named the home of the World's Second Best New Waterpark Ride with their King Kaw River Rapids ride that opened at the beginning of the 2012 summer season.
If you didn't make it out to the park this year, make sure you don't miss out in 2013! It really is a lot of fun -- great for the whole family!
P.S. Don't forget to make Chateau Avalon your place to stay when you come to KC! Look for special offers coming soon!
Choose Chateau Avalon to be your Hollywood Casino Hotel! Chateau Avalon is located right across the street from the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway. Complimentary transportation to and from the casino is available upon request!
With countless dining, gambling and entertainment options, the Hollywood Casino has something for everyone! Check out live music every weekend in their Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restaurant!
For those of you who are new to the gambling scene, you can check out Hollywood Casino's tuturials on how to play the table games.
So...bring your friends and come out for a fun night of entertainment. Make sure to make your reservations here at the Chateau Avalon! Remember to show the front desk your Marquee Rewards card and you can book ANY Classic or Adventurous Suite for ONLY $139 + tax Sunday - Friday!
d'Nile Wins the PAMA Cocktail Contest!
Many exciting changes have been happening at the Chateau Avalon over the last few weeks. The new Breakfast menu has started and the new Small Plates and Desserts menus are finished and in place. But, We are the most excited about our newest winning cocktail: The Greek Goddess.
A few weeks ago at Yia Yia's in Leawood, we beat out other top area bartenders with our unique Chai-blended Martini to win the PAMA Cocktail Contest!
In d'Nile, we are featuring a few lesser-known wines right now, so make sure to ask your bartender about their favorites, our current specials, as well as what new drinks we have in the works. We are developing some great new cocktails for this fall as well as re-imagining a few classics.
Come in and try some of our new menu items and the Greek Goddess- a truly great Martini to sip out on our North Patio and enjoy on a cool Fall evening.
P.S. The holidays are right around the corner. Chateau Avalon's d'Nile Wine Bar is a fantastic venue for holiday parties and general revelry. Call our Director of Sales, Jayme Humenczuk, at 913-596-6000 to book your event today!
Summer is always a busy time, for everyone. And for me, well my summer has been extremely eventful with me planning my wedding and all!
My mom and aunt planned my family shower a few weekends ago and to my surprise, it was at the beautiful Chateau Avalon Hotel, located at 701 Village West Parkway, near the Legends Outlets and the new Hollywood Casino.
This hotel is just gorgeous. I felt like a Princess walking up the steps to a majestic castle. I walked up the grand staircase to find family and friends in one of the hotel's small meeting rooms that was decorated with elegant art and flowers. The room itself was impressive, but when they started bringing in the food -- forget the Princess....I then felt like a Queen!
This menu will make your mouth water:
And don't forget the wine!
- Chicken Satay - 6" bamboo skewers of tender and juicy chicken with authentic seasonings
- Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms - These are bursting with flavor! Sausage, onions and herbs, stuffed inside a fresh mushroom cap
- Greek Mezedes Plate - Flaky Spanokopita, savory dolmas & creamy hummus served with pita & tzatziki
Needless to say, everyone was happy; seconds and thirds were had by all! The serving staff was so attentive, extremely polite, and always wanted to make sure we were having a great time. Believe it or not, we had leftovers and the staff was kind enough to box everything up for us. My mom still rants and raves about how easy they made this day for her -- and coming from a Mother of the Bride, I would say that's a huge compliment! Not only was everything magical, but the opportunity for pictures is just beautiful!
The Chateau Avalon is just one of the many great meeting places in Kansas City, KS, but it will now always hold a special place in my heart.
- Liz Holmes
Liz Holmes is the Visitor Services Coordinator for the Kansas City, Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.