SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

March 06, 2012 09:00 ET

Country Club Plaza Hotel a Unique Choice Among Kansas City Wedding Venues

The Raphael Accommodates Intimate Ceremonies and Rehearsal Dinners in Gracious Style

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - Since its 1975 opening, the historic Raphael has been a favorite destination for marriage proposals, romantic escapes, honeymoons and anniversaries. But with the recent addition of banquet facilities, the hotel is gaining cachet as one of the premier wedding sites Kansas City has to offer for the more stylish, upper tier receptions and dinners.

The hotel's primary space is the Plaza View Meeting Room, an elegantly appointed room with romantic views of the Country Club Plaza and Brush Creek Water Parkway. It accommodates up to 40 for dinner or 49 for reception. Chaz on the Plaza, the hotel's signature restaurant, is also available for hosting rehearsal dinners, receptions and ceremonies. Chaz accommodates up to 85 for dinner, 125 for reception. Food service distinguishes The Raphael from every other wedding venue Kansas City wedding planners may choose. Menus are created and served by the Chaz culinary team led by acclaimed executive chef, Charles d'Ablaing.

As the region's only hotel named to Travel+Leisure magazine's world's best hotels list, The Raphael carries a reputation unmatched among wedding venues in Kansas City. Guests experience a standard of guest room amenities and comforts that includes free high-speed Internet access, bedding of sink-into luxury, plush towels, marble bathrooms, granite vanities with generous lighting and flat-screen HDTV. In addition, guests receive complimentary valet parking, use of an on-site fitness room equipped with state-of-the-art aerobic and resistance equipment. In-room dining is available 24 hours a day. Diversions within ten minutes of the hotel include shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions.

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. Kansas City's original boutique hotel was named to Travel+Leisure magazine's 2012 T+L500 World's Best 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, are affiliated as an iconic historic hotel with the Autograph Collection, a portfolio of independent hotels selected by Marriott International for their distinctiveness. More information is available at

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