As many of you know, this weekend is one of the most exciting weekends of the year for the Kansas City, KS area. This weekend, we welcome another NASCAR race event. With throngs of race fans, drivers and vendors in the area, there is sure to be plenty of excitement in the air.
Looking across the street from Chateau Avalon, we can already see the race fans beginning to arrive! The schedule is packed with fun activities and of course the real reason everyone's here...the races! Please see the race schedule below:
- Friday April 20 –NASCAR Practice –donations for Leukemia Lymphoma Society
- 9am-parking lots open,
- 10:30am-SPEED Stage Opens,
- 11am-Leukemia Lymphoma Society Sprint FanWalk opens,
- 11am-3pm-Chevy Ride and Drive,
- 11:20am-12:20pm-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice,
- 12:30pm-1:50pm-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice,
- 2pm-3:20pm-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice,
- 3:30pm-5pm-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice,
- 5pm- Trackside Live at the SPEED Stage.
- Saturday April 21: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' STP 250
- 6am-parking lots open,
- 8am-gates open-Sprint FanWalk Opens featuring Vintage STP #43 Car and Kansas Army National Guard displays-Midway Displays Opens featuring SPEED Stage, Racing 101 Display and Chevy Ride and Drive,
- 9am-Richard Petty Motorsports Car Unveiling in Sprint FanWalk,
- 9:30am-11:15am-NASCAR Autograph Session (wristband required) in Sprint FanWalk Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr., Landon Cassill,
- 9:35am- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying,
- 10am- Jeff Gordon Q&A in the Finish Line,
- 10:30am- NASCAR Live at the SPEED Stage in Midway Display,
- 10:30am- Ryan Newman Q&A at the Finish Line,
- 10:30am- Q&A with Richard Petty and Aric Almirola at Sprint FanWalk,
- 11:10am- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying,
- 12:30pm- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Introductions,
- 1pm-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race - SFP 250
- Sunday April 22: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' STP 400
- 6am-Parking lots open
- 8m-Gates open, Midway Displays Opens, featuring SPEED Stage, Racing 101 Display and Chevy Ride and Drive
- 9am-Crossover Gates Open for Track Pass
- 9:30am-NASCAR Race day at the SPEED Stage in Midway Display
- 10:15-11:05am- Pre-Race Concert: Kenny Wayne Shepherd
- 11am- Crossover Gates Close for Entrance to Infield for Track Pass
- 11:20am- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Introductions
- 12pm-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race - STP 400
Looking forward to a great time as we host fans, drivers, crews and everyone in-between! Have a wonderful weekend!
We want to take an opportunity to thank each and every one of our Facebook Fans for "liking" our page! We are thrilled to have over 5,000 fans and counting. You are what makes Chateau Avalon continue to be a fun place where people can come, relax and re-connect. If you haven't become a fan, please do so! We'd love for you to share your story on our timeline about when you first discovered the Chateau Avalon and what it is that keeps you coming back! And...Facebook is a GREAT place to be on the look-out for special events and amazing deals:)
If you haven't been following it already,you still have time to take part in our scavenger hunt! You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to win a FANTASTIC prize package! And...if you get all 23 theme types guessed correctly, you will receive up to $100 in savings just for playing. How's that for awesome?? ;)
Also, we would LOVE it if you would follow us on Pinterest. If you have a Pinterest addiction like some of us do, you know that nothing is better than having your friends re-pin your favorite pins! So...nothing would be better than if YOU, our friend, would re-pin photos of your favorite rooms and anything else you see that you like! While you're at it, feel free to leave comments about which rooms are your favorite! Thanks so much and Happy Pinning!:)
Looking forward to an exciting weekend? Here at Chateau Avalon, we can't wait! With everything that is going on here in the Kansas City area, we can't help but be excited! The weather forecast is looking great and we are ready to enjoy it! Here are a few things to look forward to this weekend:
- Start your weekend off early tonight (or tomorrow morning) at midnight and join the Legends 14 Theatre as they debut The Hunger Games!
- TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition is taking place at Union Station in downtown Kansas City. Click here for hours and admission costs.
- Spring has certainly sprung in Kansas City and what better way to celebrate than going to the Kansas City Home Show & Flower, Lawn & Garden Show? It will take place Friday, March 23rd - Sunday, March 25th at Bartle Hall. For more information, call 816-942-8800.
- Don't forget to go cheer on Sporting KC this weekend as they take on FC Dallas! The match will be Sunday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
- If you could use some laughter this weekend, join Stanford's Comedy Club as they welcome AJ Finney. Showtimes vary. Call 913-400-7500 for more information!
And the most important thing to do this weekend...enjoy spending time with the ones you love!
Happy Spring from the Chateau Avalon! Spring brings with it so many new and exciting things! One of the most exciting here in Kansas City was Sporting KC's first home game of the season on March 17th. There was some confusion as to whether fans should wear green or blue that day so most of us just wore both! Hands-down, Livestrong Sporting Park is one of the greatest facilities for sporting events in the country. There is nothing quite like the energy and excitement that is generated from the crowd!
There are a lot of fun events coming up this spring and summer that Chateau Avalon is proud to be a part of! We are especially excited to partner with K-LOVE and Air1 radio stations this coming Thursday as they help to host the Casting Crowns concert at Independence Events Center. They will give away a fantastic Chateau Avalon package to a very lucky concert goer. If you are in the audience, make sure you have your cell phone out and you are ready with your lightning-fast texting fingers!;)
If you haven't been to our Facebook page lately, make sure you check it out! We have been posting new photos of our 23 unique themes daily! You are sure to find the one that houses your favorite memories and/or the room your dying to stay in! Happy Spring!
Last night we hosted the first wine tasting of the new year. The event sold out over a week in advance and many attendees were repeats from earlier wine events. I love getting the chance to get to know my valued guests and VIPs a little better and have a little fun while we are at it.
For our first event of the year we wanted to do something special. We were fortunate to get Brian Fowler from Vintage Point to give us tastes of some great wines from BR Cohn. One that was a particular hit was the Chardonay. Another fun aspect to this event is that BR Cohn also has a special line of olive oils and basalmic vinegars. They were amazing. Who knew you could do so much with olive oil?
In addition to the great wines and food selections Brian and a number of guests shared some fun stories. If you have not attended a wine event at the Chateau Avalon they are very different from many that you might attend. I like to keep it loose, fun and interactive. Many of the attendees said they loved this about the event.
One couple is actually going to Sonoma, CA next week. Thanks to meeting Brian last night, they are getting hooked up with a special VIP tour at BR Cohn. So I would say the wine tasting at Chateau Avalon paid off big.
Stay tuned for our next wine announcement including a larger one in June that will be a charitable benefit. As always, thanks for being our guests.
Chateau Avalon was so honored to be a part of Ft. Leavenworth's PAIR (Post Activities Information & Registration) Day this past weekend.
The Fort invites businesses and organizations to come and be a part of welcoming new soldiers and their families into our community. We were in great company with businesses and organizations such as Nebraska Furniture Mart, Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitor's Bureau, K-Love radio station, Chick-Fil-A and many others.We were able to hand out coupons and even give away a free night stay! We were thrilled to be able to do even a small part to thank these men and women for the awesome sacrifices they make for our country on a daily basis.
If you know of any service men or women in need of a night away, please let them know that Chateau Avalon always offers a 20% military discount. If you or your spouse is in the military, THANK YOU for what you are doing to serve our country! We appreciate you!
Its the Month of Love. Our special offer has been really getting great results. Don't forget, just because Valentines is booked up here at the Chateau Avalon it doesn't mean you can't give that special someone a night here. Take advantage of this month's special offer on gift certificates. For a limited time, buy a $175 certificate for $150 plus get $25 in spa service credits.
Last week we were excited to announce the opening of the Hollywood Casino. What a great amenity to now have right across the street from the Chateau Avalon. Lots of folks are already taking advantage of our free limo shuttle service between the Chateau Avalon and Hollywood Casino. For those of you staying with us this week make note that the Final Cut Steakhouse at the Hollywood Casino opens on Valentines night. I have already sampled their fare and it is terrific. In addition to this Dave and Busters and other Village West restaurants will be offering special romantic dinners on Valentines Day as well.
While last week the big news was the casino opening west of us, this week there is another big stir just to the north of the Chateau Avalon. In just a few days earthmovers completely scalped the hillside north of us for Cerner's new office campus (see photo). Fortunately for us, we have a full forest of trees surrounding the Chateau Avalon that keep the secluded nature of our hideawy in place. Cerner plans for a 600,000 square foot office campus are now in full swing. Come by and take a look, you will not believe your eyes from a week ago.
While you are out here stop in and buy your gift certificates and pick up a chocolate chip cookie and some coffee. Have a great Month of Love.
February is the perfect time of year to remind that special someone just how much they are loved and appreciated! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and what could be a better gift than a romantic night away at the Chateau Avalon? So celebrate the “Month of Love” by giving the gift of romance! Trust us...she'll love you on Valentine’s Day, and again when you stay with us! :)
Now for a limited time, we are offering a gift certificate special that will make you weak in the knees! Purchase a $175 gift certificate for only $150 and receive an additional $25 Spa Credit to be applied toward any service or package! Contact us directly at 913.596.6000 or visit the hotel and take a tour from 2-4 daily to reserve your favorite room!
PLUS, because we Love Valentine’s Day so much, we want to show some love to all of our fabulous Facebook Fans! We are giving away a FREE 1-Night Stay in one of our most luxurious suites, the three-story Monte Cristo! Make sure you “Like our Facebook Page” and then enter your name and email in our Month of Love Giveaway! You will receive a $25 Spa Credit just for entering, and the lucky winner will be announced via our Facebook Page on Valentine’s Day! Good Luck!
You want to know what is fun? Wake up in the morning and get a notice from Google that Fox News did a story on the Chateau Avalon. That is what happened this morning.
Fox News Travel did a story on the 11 suggested romantic getaways for Valentines Day. Coming in at number three is our own Chateau Avalon. Even better, the picture that they chose to represent the group was our Roman Dynasty suite.
So if you are looking for a special Valentines Day getaway, "kitsch" it up a notch with a night at the Chateau Avalon. We also have specials this month on gift certificates so you can give a gift certificate to that special someone and then come back and stay when it is more convenient. Call us at 913-596-6000 for details.
Love and excitement are in the air at the Chateau Avalon! As many of you know, the opening of the Hollywood Casino is right around the corner. February 3, 2012, they will introduce this beautiful new facility to the public. This multi-million dollar structure is truly impressive and is already beginning to light up the night sky across the street from the Chateau Avalon! We are very excited to welcome them right before our biggest holiday of the year...Valentine's Day!
If you're looking for some dinner ideas before you come and stay with us, click here for a list of Kansas City's most romantic restaurants! You will love your night out when you combine a romantic dinner with a night at the Chateau! If you want to stay close and experience the excitement of the Hollywood Casino, don't forget to take the opportunity to dine at the Final Cut Steakhouse or Epic Buffet located right inside.
For those of you who had forgotten...it's not too late! Valentine's Day is just a little over two weeks away and we have something up our sleeve that is going to blow you away! February is truly a "month of love" and we want to celebrate with you! Watch for special offers coming soon!