A Kansas City Original Boutique Hotel.
The Raphael Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Kansas City with European style elegance and charm. Voted one of the T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels by readers of Travel Leisure, Kansas City’s original boutique hotel was also honored with the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award and the VisitKC Visitors’ Choice Award for Best Hotel. Housed in a significant historic landmark, The Raphael delivers a unique blend of vintage hospitality and modern service for business or pleasure travelers.
Country Club Plaza: Upscale Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Kansas City’s iconic cultural center became America’s first suburban shopping district designed to accommodate the automobile when it opened in 1922. The Plaza is noted for its Spanish-style architecture, dazzling fountains, wrought-iron fenced courtyards, tree-lined boulevards, mosaics, statues and works of art. The 15-square block district is home to more than 150 shops and restaurants. The 86th Annual Plaza Lighting Ceremony is Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26, 2015. Come experience the nation’s oldest and largest Thanksgiving Night holiday event. The Raphael guests hold a distinct advantage over most of the 250,000 visitors attracted to the event – complimentary parking and easy access to the festivities just footsteps from the Lobby. The sight of the 15-block, Spanish style Plaza with its red-tiled rooflines, classic Moorish towers and spires bedecked in festive holiday lights fills millions of visitors with holiday joy each year. The Season of the Lights runs from Thanksgiving through the second Sunday of January.
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