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 2013 T+L 500 World's Best Hotels. 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.
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 stunning new 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.
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Originally opened in 1928 as the Villa Serena Apartments, the Italian Renaissance Revival-style building 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 property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Discover legendary luxury in elegant, beautifully appointed accommodations overlooking Kansas City's famed Country Club Plaza. As a member of Marriott's Autograph Collection of independent hotels, The Raphael Hotel offers distinctive rooms and suites, renovated with the unique charm for which the property is acclaimed. Retaining its classic 1920s chic and graceful decor, the hotel's expansive rooms and suites feature complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, flat panel HDTV, bathrobes, 24-hour room service, telephones with voicemail and refreshment centers.
Discover redefined luxury at The Raphael Hotel. This historic property offers a chic, comfortable atmosphere with Old World charm and contemporary offerings, including the popular Chaz Restaurant and Lounge, a convenient ATM, complimentary newspapers, dry cleaning, airport transportation, and modern lifestyle enhancing features. Business travelers can stay connected and capable with wireless high-speed Internet, a high-tech business center and stylish meeting rooms equipped for video conferencing.
The Raphael Hotel is a preferred choice for boutique-scale business functions in Kansas City. The stately Blue Beacon Boardroom features an executive conference table that seats 12 and the Plaza View Meeting Room accommodates up to 36 for classroom-style meetings. Both rooms are gracious in design and amenities, including state-of-the-art video conferencing. Many event planners are choosing The Raphael Hotel for their more intimate receptions and social events for up to 40 for a banquet or 49 for a cocktail reception. In addition, select Signature Suites feature a parlor equipped with a dining table that may be used for small meetings and Chaz on the Plaza may be reserved for meal functions and private receptions.
From decor to cuisine to music, Chaz on the Plaza stands out as a unique Kansas City dining destination. It offers an intimate room that balances classic beauty with an energetic vibe, with menus that feature creative, regional American cuisine energized by ethnic and geographic influences. Chaz on the Plaza serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails and is perfect for either a high-powered business lunch, a quick bite or a leisurely weekend brunch. Chaz is friendly enough for a casual meal and elegant enough for an intimate romantic evening.