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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

AAA Midwest Traveler Features Kansas City, KS & Chateau Avalon

Posted by Steve Beaumont on Thu, May 01,2014 @ 11:35

What a wonderful article by AAA Midwest Traveler showcasing the amazing strides of Kansas City, KS (KCK) over the past 12 years! We are also extremely honored to be mentioned in their article as "A SUITE PLACE TO STAY"!

Here is what they wrote about the Chateau Avalon, and you can read the entire article by clicking on the link below.

Chateau Avalon"There’s a reason readers of this magazine chose the Chateau Avalon at Village West as one of the top boutique hotels in the Midwest (Best of the Midwest 2012). It looks more like a French chateau set in the countryside than a hotel in Village West, a retail, dining, and entertainment development. Each of 61 suites is one-of-a-kind, designed by owner Steve Beaumont who visited with many banks before finally convincing one that rooms themed for ancient Rome, Camelot, or an African safari would fly in the middle of a Kansas cornfield. Each suite has a two-person Jacuzzi. Breakfast is served in bed.

Chateau Avalon also has a spa, an Egyptian-themed wine bar called d’Nile, and Kansas City’s largest fountain."


Topics: Chateau Avalon

NASCAR Race Weekend is Underway in Kansas City!

Posted by Jayme Clark on Fri, Oct 04,2013 @ 09:22

NASCAR Race Weekend is underway in Kansas City! We are so excited to welcome race fans to the Chateau Avalon. Please see the the race weekend schedule below to better prepareKansas Speedway Race Weekend
yourself for what to expect! We will also have a complimentary shuttle available throughout the weekend - we will provide further details at the time of check-in. 

Kansas Speedway Schedule - October 4-6   **times are subject to change without notice

Thursday,Oct. 3


8 AM

RV Load in

12 - 4 PM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Testing Grandstands open to public $10
(Sprint FanWalk will not be open for testing)

5:30 PM

Meet Danica Patrick at Academy Sports & Outdoors in Overland Park, KS

7 PM

Meet Richard Petty and Aric Almirola at Bacon a Difference atMemorial Hall in Kansas City

7 PM

Meet Brad Keselowski in the Turn 2 Sports Bar & Restraunt at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

7:30 PM

Meet Danica Patrick at Academy Sports & Outdoors in Olathe, KS


   Friday, October 4 - Tickets start at $10



6 AM


Parking Lots Open


8 AM

Sprint FanWalk, Midway Displays and Grandstand Gates Open

9 AM

ARCA Racing Series Practice

11:30 AM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice

1:10 PM

NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice

2:40 PM

NASCAR Nationwide Series Final Practice

4:10 PM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying

5 PM

Chelsea Bain Performance on Coca-Cola Stage

5:35 PM

ARCA Racing Series Qualifying

7:30 PM

ARCA Racing Series Kansas Lottery 98.9


Sevendust concert (Turn 1 area south of the grandstands)


 Saturday, October 5 - Tickets start at $40



Parking Lots Open


Sprint FanWalk, Midway Displays and Grandstand Gates Open


Kevin Harvick Q&A Finish Line Hospitality


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice

11:05 AM

NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying

12:30 PM

Chelsea Bain Performance on Coca-Cola Stage

12:50 PM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice

2:00 PM

NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Introductions

2:30 PM

NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300

5 PM (approx)

Chelsea Bain acoustic Performance on Infield Sprint FanWalk Stage


Sunday, October 6 - Tickets start at $64


6 AM

Parking Lots Open

8 AM

Sprint FanWalk, Midway Displays and Grandstand Gates Open

9:30 AM

Crossover Gates open (For Season Ticketholders to enter infield with Track Pass)

9:30 - 10:45 AM

KC Chief Ambassadors signing autographs in Sprint FanWalk

10 AM

Chelsea Bain Performance on Coca-Cola Stage

10:35 AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Q&A Finish Line Hospitality


Crossover gates close

11:20 AM

Kansas National Guard Pre-Race Everclear Concert

12:20 PM

Driver Introductions start

1:00 PM

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400

* Please note, schedule is subject to change without notice. For updates, please visit www.kansasspeedway.com. Have a wonderful day at the races!

Topics: Kansas City, Kansas Speedway, Chateau Avalon, Hollywood Casino

Chateau Avalon Welcomes the Village West Rotary's Parade of Heroes

Posted by Jayme Clark on Wed, Oct 02,2013 @ 09:53

Chateau Avalon welcomes Village West Rotary's Parade of Heroes to Village West PkwyParade of Heroes Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 p.m. There is no better way to launch NASCAR Race Weekend
then a family night at the parade! 

The Parade of Heroes honors veterans, members of the armed forces and our community's first responders. The parade will feature unique, vintage cars, rare military vehicles, marching bands, and much more! You will not want to miss this family-friendly event!

The Parade Marshal with be Kansas City, KS Former Mayor, Joe Reardon. All proceeds will benefit a local Kansas City, KS charity. 

Make a night of it and visit Legends Outlets while you're at - there are hundreds of shops and restaurants...you are sure to find something that everyone will love! See you at the parade!

Topics: Kansas City, Kansas Speedway, Chateau Avalon

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

Chateau Avalon's Jolly Holiday Special

Posted by Jayme Clark on Fri, Nov 16,2012 @ 12:04

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 Chateau Avalon Jolly Holiday Specialholiday 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.

Topics: Special offer, Gifts, Holiday Party, Chateau Avalon