Another longtime dream has come true in Gladstone.
Scarlett Hotel Group (SHG) has opened the Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City North/Gladstone in the dramatic, “made from scratch” downtown that includes the nearby Linden Square, Summit Grill and other local shops and restaurants. With excellent access to regional amenities like Kansas City International Airport, the modern hotel is expected to appeal to a wide range of visitors.
Scarlett Hotel Group, which owns and manages the hotel, worked with officials from the City of Gladstone to ensure that the new property would meet the needs of the city and surrounding area, and be a part of the community for years to come.
“The Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City North/Gladstone adds a new and important piece to our emerging downtown area. We are hopeful that guests of the hotel will take advantage of events at the community center, entertainment at Linden Square, six restaurants within walking distance, and other local offerings,” said City of Gladstone’s Mayor R.D. Mallams.
The hotel has 111 spacious guest rooms, 22 spacious executive suites including 19 king executive suites and three double queen suites, and amenities including an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, a cocktail lounge available in the evenings, as well as offers the new Fairfield Inn brand breakfast. Ideal for families, individuals and couples, the hotel fills a need in Gladstone for guest accommodations for local weddings, sports events and meetings.
“We’re thrilled to open the first hotel in the City of Gladstone,” said Rob Sadoff, principal and co-founder of SHG. “The City of Gladstone’s vision of creating an amazing downtown district with premier dining, housing and office space has truly come to life. We have already heard from guests that this is the nicest Fairfield Inn they have ever stayed at, so I know the new hotel will provide a warm welcome to guests not only coming to Gladstone, but the entire Northland area.”
The Downtown Gladstone story is one of the most dramatic developments in the area. Nearly two decades ago, the Clay County community began to seek solutions to its lack of a center, a general absence of both economic and lifestyle focus that often forms the core of other communities.
A first step was a development of the Gladstone Community Center, followed by the $1 million Linden Square public space now home to concerts and other gatherings. Offices, the upscale apartment complex Heights at Linden Square, and the Northland Innovation Center raised the bar considerably. Recent additions include the upscale restaurant Summit Grill, popular Stone Canyon Pizza and iWerx Gladstone, the small business incubator that also hosts the EDC offices.