The Raphael Hotel - Kansas City, Missouri Hotel Part of the exclusive Marriott Autograph Collection of independent hotels, The Raphael Hotel is an elegant, charming boutique accommodation modeled on the finest small European hotels. Readers of Travel+Leisure voted The Raphael Hotel one of the 2014 T+L 500 World's Best Hotels. Kansas City's original boutique hotel was named a 2013 World's Best Award winner in July 2013. T+L ranked it 22nd best among large city hotels in the Continental U.S. With a combination of a significant historic landmark, vintage hospitality, and individualized service, this Kansas City destination hotel delivers a unique experience, whether you're traveling for business or pleasure. Click video image at left to view The Raphael Hotel Video Montage.
Country Club Plaza Location -Located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, The Raphael Hotel is steps from the Country Club Plaza, the city's most stylish district for fashionable shopping, trendy restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and exciting entertainment. The hotel is surrounded by one of Kansas City's most exclusive neighborhoods and is minutes from the downtown convention and arts district, Sprint Center, Power & Light Entertainment District, and the internationally acclaimed Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Nearby popular city attractions include The National World War I Museum, Union Station, Crown Center, 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, American Jazz Museum, and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The hotel is also a short drive from the Kansas City Zoo, Kansas Speedway, and Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums.
Historic Kansas City Hotel -
Originally opened in 1928 as the Villa Serena Apartments, the vintage structure was transformed into the elegant Raphael Hotel in 1975, following a renovation that faithfully preserved its historic features while providing for the comforts of contemporary travelers. The landmark building's stately Italian Renaissance Revival-style was chosen by a noted architect of the early 1900s as a Mediterranean complement to the nascent Country Club Plaza. It remains the most recognized example of the architectural style in the city. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.