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The Raphael Hotel News & Awards
Kansas City Hotel Named to Travel Leisure T L 500 World’s Best Hotels List, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
The Raphael Hotel of Kansas City, Missouri, was voted one of the 500 world’s best hotels by readers of Travel Leisure magazine for the fifth consecutive year in 2015.
The Pioneer Woman visits Raphael on Book Tour
Read what she shares her Hotel Room Tour of her Presidential Suite accommodations with her blog subscribers.
Kansas City Star showcases Raphael Lobby
Read how boutique hotel lobbies influence home design.
US News ranks Raphael city’s best
See what reviewers have to say about Kansas City’s historic boutique hotel.
Forbes features The Raphael
Read what Forbes Travel Guide has to say about The Raphael Rendezvous package.
Raphael gm gives thumbs up to green lights
Raphael general manager Bill Carter explains why working with local company to install “green” exterior lighting was the right thing to do. See video.
Read about Bill Carter being named Franchise General Manager of the Year by Marriott International.
Kansas City’s Visitors Choice Award-Winner
In the Visitkc annual visitors survey contest, The Raphael Hotel was visitors’ top choice for Kansas City hotels smaller than 300 rooms again in 2015.
Bloggers Fall in Love with Kansas City
Read some memorable takes on the city we love by Diana, Erin, Meg, Sarah and Yasmine.
National Register of Historic Places – Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Member of Historic Hotels of America
The Italian Renaissance Revival-style structure of The Raphael Hotel was originally built in 1927, as a nine-story apartment building in Kansas City. At the time, it was known as the Villa Serena, adjacent to Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza district. After extensive renovation, the landmark property reopened in September 1975, as The Raphael Hotel.
The restoration preserved the building’s vintage style and classic design, and provided the modern comforts contemporary travelers expect. In 1999, the Raphael Hotel became a member of Historic Hotels of America. It has been a pioneer in the “boutique hotel” concept. This revolutionary concept’s design offers individualistic accommodations with European character, intimacy, and charm, as well as personalized service and exceptional value.
Autograph Collection in Kansas City
Kansas City’s original boutique hotel is affiliated with Marriott International’s Autograph Collection in the iconic historic hotel category. The Autograph Collection is a portfolio of upscale, independent hotels and resorts, each with a distinctive personality. Benefits to guests include the opportunity to earn Marriott Rewards points for stays at affiliated hotels.
Chaz on the Plaza – A Kansas City Favorite
At the top of any list of Kansas City’s most romantic restaurants, The Raphael Hotel’s signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza Restaurant and Lounge, is a local favorite among a special category of lovers – foodies. Chaz features modern, regional American cuisine with roots in French fundamentals and textured by influences throughout the world. The menu follows the seasons, accommodating the natural cycle of heartland agriculture.
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