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Kansas City Boutique Hotel Receives Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award Honors

July 13, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Travel+Leisure has announced its 2013 World’s Best Awards winners. Included on the list of winners is The Raphael Hotel, affiliated with Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, a portfolio of independent hotels selected for their distinctiveness.

TN-168510_KansasCityPlazaHotelsFor the 18th annual poll, editors asked discerning readers to cast their votes for hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, tour operators and safari outfitters, destinations, and airports that represent the best in travel around the world.

Hotel characteristics rated included rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value, and the international travel magazine’s readers voted The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection among the Top Large City Hotels in the Continental U.S. in the Travel + Leisure2013 World’s Best Awards survey.

The luxury Kansas City hotel ranks No. 22 on the prestigious Travel + Leisure list of Top Large City Hotels in the Continental U.S. with a cumulative rating of 89.57. As an independent hotel, The Raphael Hotel was a rarity on the list of the top 50 hotels in the large city hotels, a category dominated by luxury brand hotels. The hotel received an additional value distinction, signified by rates of $250 or less. The complete World’s Best Awards Lists of overall and regional hotel rankings are available at

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