Celebrate in style
With the holiday season nearing, the Ambassador Hotel Collection offers luxury without venturing too far.
Photos courtesy Ambassador Hotel Collection
As the holiday season approaches, the likelihood of needing a hotel room — for you or that loveable relative — increases.
The Ambassador Hotel Group, whose roots remain deep in Tulsa, recently joined the Marriott family as a part of its Autograph Collection, a luxury line of distinct hotels.
If you’re headed out of town to nearby destinations, these options offer traveler perks and opulent accommodations.
A Tulsa staycation isn’t complete without a reservation at one of the city’s historic hotels. The Ambassador Hotel Tulsa is just the place to get away without straying too far.
Book a room and you’ll experience a recently renovated hotel with every guest’s comfort in mind. Before heading out on the town, order a couple’s massage or enjoy libations at the hotel’s Chalkboard Restaurant, open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Ambassador’s downtown location is close to all the activity — whether you are hitting the BOK Center for Winterfest or catching a band at Cain’s Ballroom or the Brady Theater. Plus, guests receive complimentary luxury shuttle service.
Stick around for Sunday morning brunch. The Chalkboard’s generous menu features delectable dishes like the Crab Cake Benedict and Stuffed French Toast.
1324 S. Main St., 918-587-8200
2. Kansas City
Forbes Magazine named Kansas City one of “America’s Best Downtowns” thanks in large part to the beautiful green spaces and ornate fountains that dot the network of avenues. Located in the Gate City National Bank building, the Ambassador Hotel Kansas City has style and charm with all the modern amenities. The 43-room hotel is near the Sprint Center, the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, and the Kansas City Power and Light District.
As it’s the holiday season, don’t miss the City Market as it transforms into Whoville Holidays, a one-of-a-kind event featuring the Grinch, art activities for kids and a Cindy Lou Who look-alike contest.
1111 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri; 816-298-7700
Known historically as a cow town, Wichita transforms each winter into a glowing celebration at Botanica, the Wichita Gardens’ “Illuminations.” Seventeen acres are adorned with lights, which are set to music, igniting the holiday season.
Like many city centers, Wichita’s downtown is experiencing revitalization. Stay in the heart of the action at the Ambassador Hotel Wichita. The 117-room hotel’s Rock Star Suite is 1,596 square feet of indulgence. Watch your favorite rock stars at the nearby Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, Orpheum Theatre or Intrust Bank Arena.
104 S. Broadway St., Wichita, Kansas; 316-239-7100
4. Oklahoma City
Our state capital is an easy destination for holiday fun.
Located in the historic Olser Building, the 53-room Ambassador is a great homebase for your weekend in Oklahoma City. Catch an OKC Thunder game, watch Stevie Wonder on Nov. 3 or visit the nearby Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Don’t miss the Paseo Arts Distict on Nov. 6 for the community’s first Friday Gallery Walk. At the Civic Center Music Hall on Nov. 24, get in the spirit with “Cirque Dreams Holidaze,” which The New York Daily News calls a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.”
1200 N. Walker Ave., Oklahoma City, 405-600-6200