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Live Music Friday, Aug 15th with Blackbird Revue

Posted by Steve Beaumont on Thu, Aug 07,2014 @ 11:43

Join us Friday, August 15th on the patio with Blackbird Revue at 8pm! Presented by United Entertainment. 

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From the heart of the midwest, The Blackbird Revue's worn, comfortable, americana sound is beginning to garner national attention. Featured on NBC'sThe Voice, and boasting one of Kansas City's top ten albums of 2013 (Ink Magazine), this husband and wife duo has created a sound that is achingly beautiful, hauntingly memorable, and passionately performed.

Many are taking notice.

They were selected as a national finalist for the Bud Light Battle of the Bands 2012, invited to participate in the Chevy Music Showcase for Kansas City, and nominated two years running as the best Americana band in Kansas City by The Pitch Magazine. 

While sharing the stage with such artists as Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Kopecky Family Band, Gregory Alan Isakov, Over the Rhine, and Hey Marseilles, The Blackbird Revue has performed at numerous venues across the midwest, including the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, and Kansas City's Middle of the Map Fest.      

Here's what others are saying:

"Listening to Danielle and Jacob work together, harmonize together, and just be together, you realize that they have … something … indefinable, yet unmistakable. This isn’t just a musical duo, and this isn’t just a married couple. This is a union of two spirits and souls that complement each other perfectly as no other could. The underlying intensity and obvious passion shine brightly." - The Deli Magazine

"Their sound is lovely, all melodic and well-crafted, midtempo and melancholic. And their harmonies can be deadly." - Ink Magazine

"Weaving the intimate presence and sweetly weathered vocal blend of The Civil Wars together with a penchant for creating delicately driving indie-rock textures, Kansas City outfit The Blackbird Revue really has achieved something special in a short amount of time. Fronted by husband-wife duo Jacob and Danielle Prestidge, the group has crafted a sound that manages to be ethereal and earthy all at once, swirling and magnetic yet immediate and relevant. Catch the group in a snug setting while you still can." - The Columbia Tribune

Topics: Blackbird Revue, Kansas City Live Music, Chateau Avalon, d'Nile Wine Bar

Come to a Sporting KC game and leave the Driving to Us!

Posted by Jayme Clark on Fri, Sep 27,2013 @ 02:27

Have you been frustrated with traffic and parking when you go to a Sporting KC game? Are you planning to come out to the Sporting KC vs. Philadelphia Union tonight??

Visit us at d'Nile Wine Bar first, parkSporting KC your car in the Chateau Avalon private parking lot and leave the driving to us! 

Oh, and don't forget! Our new Happy Hour will launch October 1st with 1/2 price doubles on ALL liquor, $4 house wines, and $2 domestic bottles! Come enjoy our beautiful North Patio as the leaves are changing color. What a wonderful Autumn date night! 

I believe that we will win! #SportingKC 




Topics: Kansas City, Chateau Avalon, d'Nile Wine Bar

d'Nile Wine Bar at Chateau Avalon Hotel is now open 7 days a week!

Posted by Jayme Clark on Wed, Sep 25,2013 @ 09:20

Yes! You read right...d'Nile Wine Bar at Chateau Avalon Hotel is now open 7 days a week! Join us for nightly for fabulous happy hour specials - follow our d'Nile Facebook pageChateau Avalon
to stay up to date on specific specials, contests and events! 

Whether you are looking for a variety of unique wines, crafted martinis, or seasonal beers, d'Nile is the place to be! This is the best time of year to relax under the twinkle lights of our beautiful North Patio! And don't forget...Chateau Avalon offers complimentary transportation to and from anywhere in the Legends/Village West area including Hollywood Casino. That means you can relax at the bar and leave the driving to us! 

Make plans to join us October 11th at 7:00 p.m. for an Autumnal Beer Tasting! Seats are limited so this event is by reservation only. The cost is $30/guest or a $10 cover/guest for attendees who do not participate in the tasting. (Guests must be 21 years of age or older and posess a valid I.D. in order to attend.) 

Don't forget to make plans for your holiday parties or events. We are now taking reservations for holiday parties and private wine and/or beer tastings. Contact Jayme Humenczuk, Director of Sales, at 913.596.6000 or jaymec@chateauavalonhotel.com for more information! 


Topics: Kansas City, Holiday Party, Chateau Avalon, d'Nile Wine Bar

Racing Your Way to Kansas City and the Chateau Avalon?

Posted by Jayme Clark on Mon, Sep 23,2013 @ 07:59

Are you racing your way to Kansas City?  If so, we hope you make your way to the Chateau Avalon Hotel and d'Nile Wine Bar while you're in town! We are so looking forward to hosting so many of our favorite guests for the upcoming NASCAR Race Weekend in October. Here are a few things you might want to keep in mind as you get ready to come for the festivities! Kansas Speedway

  • Parking is always FREE at the Kansas Speedway - if you're staying at the Chateau Avalon, there will also be a shuttle that will pick-up very close to the hotel. Our front desk will have more information on the shuttle in the coming days. Click here for some great maps that will inform you about traffic flow, track map, seating maps, RV load-in areas and much more! 
  • Have questions about what you can and cannot bring with you into the race? Click here for a helpful gate guide! If you have more questions, click here for FAQ's!
  • Of course, the most important thing is to know when your favorite races will begin! Click here for the schedule of events! 
  • Watching the race isn't the ONLY thing to do on race day! Click here to find out what sort of fun activities you can enjoy at the Speedway!
  • Don't forget to check out the shopping and restaurants in the Legends/Village West area. The Legends Outlets is a wonderful place to spend your day whether you want to enjoy some family fun and arcade games at Dave & Buster's or find a great new dress at Saks!
No matter how you decide to spend your time in Kansas City, Kansas, make sure you visit d'Nile Wine Bar. You will love relaxing under the twinkle lights of our beautiful North Patio - you may even be able to hear the race cars! Looking forward to a day at the races and of course, our favorite race fans!

Topics: Kansas City, Kansas Speedway, Race Weekend, d'Nile Wine Bar, Hollywood Casino

Chateau Avalon Wine Tastings

Posted by Jayme Clark on Wed, May 29,2013 @ 04:46

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! 

Topics: Kansas City, Special Rate, Special offer, Wine Tasting, Chateau Avalon, d'Nile Wine Bar

Book your Meeting now at the Chateau Avalon!

Posted by Jayme Clark on Wed, Jan 23,2013 @ 03:52

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.Meeting Space

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 jaymec@chateauavalonhotel.com

Topics: Kansas City, Wine Tasting, Chateau Avalon, d'Nile Wine Bar

Upcoming Events at the Chateau Avalon

Posted by Eric Phillips on Fri, Oct 19,2012 @ 11:48

This Fall is a busy time of year for us.  We have some great upcoming events at the Chateau Avalon to tell you about! Kansas Speedway

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

Topics: hotel, Kansas Speedway, Race Weekend, Chateau Avalon, d'Nile Wine Bar, Hollywood Casino

Chateau Avalon's d'Nile Wine Bar Wins the PAMA Cocktail Contest!

Posted by Eric Phillips on Thu, Sep 13,2012 @ 12:37

PAMAd'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!


Topics: Kansas City, Holiday Party, Chateau Avalon, d'Nile Wine Bar

It’s ok to be in d’Nile... the Chateau Avalon d'Nile Wine Bar!

Posted by Steve Beaumont on Fri, May 25,2012 @ 01:51

The Chateau Avalon is proud to announce the opening of our d’Nile Wine Bar.  Since the Chateau Avalon opened you have been requesting a quiet bar where you can relax and visit.  We listened and delivered.   

d’Nile is a quaint hideaway on the first floor.  Don’t you hate it when you go to a restaurant with your loved one and cannot hear what they are saying because of the noise and acoustics?  Then you should be in d’Nile.  Soundproof fabric panels adorn the walls to keep conversations intimate and echoes minimized.

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As you have come to expect from Chateau Avalon, d’Nile is one of the most thematic, intimate and fun wine bars you have ever seen.   From our “quicksand” floor to our 8’ tall gold Egyptian statues, there is plenty to feast your eyes upon.  Our unique menu with top rated wines, spirits, and small plates will give you plenty to feast your taste buds on. 

d’Nile prides itself on being out of the ordinary by carrying quality wines that you simply will not find at most bars and restaurants.  In addition to numerous selections from smaller wineries, vintners like BR Cohn, Brancott Estate and Chateau St. Michelle have some of their most distinctive and celebrated wines showcased at d’Nile.  Best of all d’Nile offers small (187 and 375ml) bottles so you can take a chance on wines you might not have otherwise tried. 

Our signature cocktails are truly something to behold!  We use only the finest spirits in the world to handcraft them.  Selections include Tito’s Vodka, Hacienda Tequila and Hendrick’s Gin.  With these, we also feature unique infusions, simple syrups and fresh ingredients that make our signature cocktails truly special. 

Those that do not drink alcohol are too often left to drink a glass of water or the ubiquitous soda pop offering.  Not in d’Nile.  For those of you who want to enjoy d’Nile but prefer not to indulge in wine or spirits, we also offer some tasty and creative non-alcoholic selections.  Try our Berry Beaumont, a blend of fresh squeezed lemonade, berries, simple syrup and mint or one of our other unique options.

In addition to all of our great wines and spirits, d’Nile also features a revamped and expanded small plate and dessert menu.  Choices like our delicious crab cakes and chicken skewers will satisfy your hunger, and the sinful desserts like chocolate fondant cake and lemon truffles will calm your cravings.  The entire new menu is available in d’Nile or, if you prefer, for room service.

Best of all, d’Nile opens up to our amazing and romantic North Patio.  You can sit in this secluded hideaway engulfed in hanging flowered baskets.  Romantic crooners softly play in the background while .you relax with a glass of wine and dessert under our garden lights and marvel at the beauty of the Monte Cristo tower.  If you time it right you might even see some our hummingbirds as they visit the patio for their daily meals.

Topics: Wine Tasting, Chateau Avalon, d'Nile Wine Bar