KC boutique hotel makes Travel+Leisure world's best list

December 31, 2013 – Kansas City, MO – For the fourth consecutive year, The Raphael Hotel has been named one of the world’s best hotels by Travel+Leisure magazine. The international travel magazine made the announcement in its January 2014 issue, the 12th annual T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels feature. The historic Kansas City hotel is the only Kansas City lodging establishment on the prestigious list. The independently owned and operated hotel is a rarity on the list dominated by international hotel chains. The complete T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels list with ratings, descriptions and room rates is available at travelandleisure.com.

The Raphael is noted for distinctive Kansas City hotel deals and specials within its portfolio of romantic getaways and special interest packages. Its premier T+L 500 World’s Best Hotel package showcases the most charming features of the hotel and the Country Club Plaza. The package is $500. Details and reservation instructions are available at raphaelkc.com.

About The Raphael Hotel: The Raphael is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel that combines the charm and intimacy of a locally significant landmark with highly individualized service. It is the original boutique concept among historic Kansas City Plaza hotels. The nine-story, Italian Renaissance Revival structure is a member of National Trust Historic Hotels of America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Raphael and its signature restaurant, Chaz on the Plaza – a standout among Kansas City Country Club Plaza restaurants, are affiliated with the Autograph Collection, a portfolio of independent hotels selected by Marriott International for their distinctiveness. More information is available at www.autograph-hotels.marriott.com

Rick Hughey Hughey and Associates, LLC 913.681.6806, 913.530.5604 mobile rhughey@kc.rr.com

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