Grantham Symposium: Hotel and Travel Information


The symposium will be held at the InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza.  A special symposium rate of $159 per night plus tax is available to participants on Wednesday and Thursday night.  To reserve your hotel room, call 866-856-9717 and mention group code DRJ.  Or, you can book online at:
After entering your arrival and departure dates, click "check availability" and then modify the group code to DRJ to receive the $159 room rate.

Click here for a map of the plaza area near the InterContinental Hotel.


All meals and snacks during the symposium are included in the registration fee, including the dinners on Wednesday, May 7th and Thursday, May 8th.

Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located 25 miles northwest of the InterContinental Hotel.
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Ground Transportation
To find convenient ground transportation to and from KCI, please click on a link below.

Directions and Room Locations

InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza
Location: The InterContinental Hotel is located on the south side of Brush Creek at the southwest corner of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. You will recognize it as the tallest building overlooking the Plaza on the south side.

   401 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112
   Tel. (816) 756-1500 | Fax. (816) 531-1483
   Cross streets are Ward Parkway and Wornall Road

Parking: The parking garage and main entrance are located off Wornall Road south of the intersection of Ward Parkway and Wornall Road. There is also parking off Ward Parkway with an entrance to the Ballroom level. Self-parking is complimentary.

Symposium Check-In: The check in-table will be located outside of the Rooftop Ballroom on Wednesday evening from 4-8:30pm.  On Thursday, the check-in table will be outside the Salon II lecture room from 8am throughout the day.

Location of Events:

·  Registration: Rooftop Ballroom Foyer on Wednesday evening; Salon II Lecture Room on Thursday
·  Welcome Reception: Rooftop Ballroom Bar on Wednesday from 5-6:00pm.
·  Welcome Dinner: Rooftop Ballroom on Wednesday from 6-8:30pm
·  Sessions I, II, III: Salon II
·  Panel Discussions: Salon I
·  Breakfast and Lunch: Salon I
·  Dinner Lecture on Thursday: Salon I from 6-8:30pm.  Dinner served from 6-7:00pm

Event Location Directions:

Rooftop Ballroom and Bar: From the lobby, take the Tower Elevators up the Rooftop Level - Elevator button "R". The Tower Elevators are the main set of three elevators - located across the Lobby from the main entrance doors.

From the Parking Garage, go down the guestroom hallway to get to the set of Tower Elevators and go up to 'R' for Rooftop.  If you park on level 3 of the parking garage,  walk past the two Wing elevators - and continue down the guestroom hallway to the Tower Elevators to go up to the Rooftop 'R'.

Salon I & II Rooms:
There are two options to get to these rooms which are located next to each other.  Take the Tower Elevators down to the Ballroom Level, Elevator Button 'B'.  Or, go down the stairs (located to the right of the main entrance doors of the lobby).  Proceed down the stairs and then turn LEFT and continue down the escalators. You will then be on the Ballroom Level near the Salons.

We will have signage in the lobby and near the elevators to help you find your way, but if all else fails, visit the Front Desk or Concierge in the Hotel Lobby to attain directions.

Dinner Seating: There will be reserved seating in the tables near the front for the presenters, moderators and invited guests.  The reserved tables will be clearly marked. Open seating is available for all others - please be seated at any open table. 

Suggested Attire: Business Casual

Questions?  Contact:
Lyn Harris
Administrative Director
Kidney Institute
Tel. 913.588.6075

Last modified: May 05, 2014