This building has both state and federal historic landmark status.
The registration desk used now is in the new structure at the Wyandotte Street
entrance. The original Muehlebach Hotel registration desk with "pigeon hole" mail boxes, "sit-down" phone booths and period lamps, was restored to meet historic preservation standards.
Known as "Kansas City's Hotel of Presidents", every president from Woodrow Wilson
through Richard Nixon stayed in the Presidential Suite -- with heaviest activity occuring
during Independence, Mo., native Harry Truman's administration between 1945-1953.
When the Marriott Corporation assumed control of the "original" Muehlebach in 1996,
it spent two years and millions of dollars restoring it in accordance with guidelines for
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