May 14, 2022

Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center has been recognized with a prestigious 2022 Ring of Honor award from Choice Hotels. This designation goes only to the top 1% of hotels within the brand, and indicates the hotel’s staff has demonstrated an exceptional focus on guest satisfaction and dedication to superior service. The Choice Hotels network includes more than 7,000 hotels—representing about 570 thousand rooms—in more than 40 countries and territories. The Unity Village hotel is part of the Ascend brand of Choice Hotels properties, a network of one-of-a-kind upscale properties that reflect the distinct character of their cities.

“It’s a great honor to be named to the Ring of Honor for the third year in a row. It shows the deep commitment of our talented lodging team,” says Guy Swanson, president and chief operating officer at Unity World Headquarters.

Brandi French, hotel general manager, attributes the hotel’s success to a strong emphasis on customer service and cleanliness. She says, “We have a unique and special property, and we are always excited to share it with our guests.”

Each room features queen-size beds, fine linens, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. A king suite is also available. Guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast, free parking and access to gardens, chapels, nature trails, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Opened in 2006, the hotel is one of the first green hotels in the U.S., with LEED-certification, energy-efficient operating systems and refined air quality. Located on the stunning Unity Village campus, the property includes a nine-hole golf course, 2.4-mile walking trail, and bookstore/coffee shop.

The 100-year-old Unity Village township boasts 1,200 wooded acres, the largest fountain display in the Kansas City metro area, an award-winning rose garden, and two buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. The wide-open spaces and distinctive Mediterranean architecture create a tranquil atmosphere that is reflected in the uplifting and inspirational design of the hotel rooms.

Unity Village is also home to Fillmore Manor and Hummingbird Vista, historic homes that have been beautifully renovated and are available for reservations through Airbnb.

Located just outside Kansas City, Missouri, the hotel has convenient access to the metropolitan area as well as robust shopping and dining options just minutes away. While once considered a hidden gem, the hotel has become a popular choice for business travelers and a perfect option for weddings, retreats, and events.

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