• Kansas City's Raphael Hotel, Front Door

    We love all the detail and attention that went into the hotel's renovation, like the Art Deco-inspired flourishes painted outside one of the suite's front doors.    See the Image

  • Kansas City's Raphael Hotel, Circa 1940

    In 1927, the McCanles Building Company commissioned architect Alonzo Gentry to design a luxury apartment building to complement the Spanish and Mediterranean style of the adjacent Country Club Plaza.…   See the Image

  • Kansas City's Raphael Hotel, Chaz Lounge

    Located in the basement of the building, Chaz on the Plaza, the hotel's restaurant and lounge, was a beauty salon from 1935 to 1974 when the building was the Villa Serena Apartments. Legend has…   See the Image

  • Kansas City's Raphael Hotel, Lobby

    In 2006 the hotel went through a top to bottom renovation keeping in mind the building's rich historic past. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.   See the Image

  • Kansas City's Raphael Hotel, Circa 2014

    Installed in 1976, “The Boy with The Thorn” statue in the hotel's courtyard is by sculptor Bernard Zuckermann, a replica of the original housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The sculpture…   See the Image

  • Kansas City's Raphael Hotel, Lobby

    In 2006 the hotel went through a top to bottom renovation keeping in mind the building's rich historic past. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.   See the Image

  • Kansas City's Raphael Hotel, Queen Suite

    In 1928 this room would've been someone's home at the Villa Serena Apartments. Today it is luxury suite. The original construction cost of Villa Serena was $600,000, approximately $8 million today.   See the Image

  • Denver's Historic Oxford Hotel, Spa Lobby

    Guests of the Oxford may enjoy the facilities at the Oxford Club Spa, a full service salon that (according to legend) once fulfilled other "services" as well and was once a brothel. We'll…   See the Image

  • Denver's Historic Oxford Hotel, Presidential Suite Living Room

    The presidential suite has played host to President Bill Clinton and his wife, the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Robert Redford, Lauren Becall, Kid Rock and His Holiness the Dalai…   See the Image

  • Denver's Historic Oxford Hotel, Front Door

    This is the hotel's front entrance looking towards Union Station. Part of the seven-year renovation included recreating the ubiquitous beacon.    See the Image