KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI PROPERTY EST. 1928 • NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES In its first life, The Raphael Hotel was the upscale, nine-story, European-style Villa Serena Apartments, which opened in 1928 to privileged Kansas City residents. A complete restoration of the building in 2009 saw the vintage style and classic design of this landmark structure come to life again. It was from this refurbishment that the elegant Raphael was reborn. The mahogany-paneled ceiling and ornate woodwork in the lobby recalls the graciousness of a bygone era. Reflecting the hotel’s European heritage through touches of grandeur, the guestrooms accommodate the comfort and technological demands of upscale travelers. The hotel is located on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, the nation’s first shopping district designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile. The land where The Raphael stands used to be a dairy farm, a quarry and brick kiln operation, a garden nursery and floral shop, and a luxury apartment. CONVERTED HOTEL CLASSIC SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR RENAISSANCE REVIVAL AMENITIES 41 beautiful guestrooms and 85 accommodating suites. Each with plush French terry bathrobes, luxury bedding, marble-floored bath, LCD TV, gourmet coffee brewing system, iHome® docking station, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Facilities include fitness room, 24-hour business center, and boutique-scale meeting and banquet rooms. Valet parking and 24-hour room service available. DINING Chaz on the Plaza Restaurant and Lounge is noted for its authentic expression of Kansas City cuisine, culture, and history. The décor is at once elegant, refined, and energetic, and the food is exemplary of regional American style, emphasizing the heartland’s natural abundance. Popular with local patrons and visitors alike, Chaz also showcases the city’s diverse musical artistry nightly and during Weekend Jazz Brunch. LOCATION In Kansas City, just steps from the Country Club Plaza, a Spanish-style marketplace featuring the city’s finest shops and dining establishments. Convenient to downtown, Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, convention center, Overland Park, and many popular museum and cultural attractions. Kansas City Int’l Airport: 24 miles, 30 minutes. 325 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112 T 816.756.3800
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