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How to re-create the sleek new decor of InterContinental’s lobby and restaurant

The InterContinental’s new restaurant, American Slang Modern Brasserie.
The InterContinental’s new restaurant, American Slang Modern Brasserie.

The InterContinental Kansas City, which has loomed over the Country Club Plaza for 45 years, recently completed a $16 million-plus renovation. AAA liked what it saw during an unannounced visit and awarded the 371-room hotel a four-diamond rating. Fewer than 5 percent of the hotels in the United States earn such a distinction.

The lobby, guest rooms, suites, baths and public areas now have a significantly lighter palette and materials that look and feel luxurious.

Its restaurant has also been overhauled. Now known as American Slang Modern Brasserie, it’s also bright, airy and modern and will feature French cuisine with a twist.

David Ashen, of Dash Design in New York, used large black-and-white check flooring, bright white subway tile, marble and brass appointments, alligator upholstery, pops of color and white-washed wood finishes to give the upscale cafe a French flair. Abstract murals resembling French graffiti add to the feel.

We’ve picked out furnishing that will help you re-create the style of the InterContinental’s stylish new lobby and American Slang Modern Brasserie.

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