The Raphael, a Kansas City boutique hotel noted for its portfolio of romantic getaway and special interest packages, introduces summer travelers to the places and attractions that make for a distinct Kansas City getaway with two new value packages: The Kansas City Zoo Penguin package showcases the Kansas City Zoo’s new Helzberg Penguin Plaza and the antics of Nikita, the zoo’s rock star polar bear, with admission and special amenities plus a bonus coupon valid through July for house-baked cookies and ice cold Shatto milk. The War to End All Wars Century package presents the poignant lessons learned from World War I (1914 – 1918) with a century look-back experience in the National World War I Museum. All packages include choice of accommodations, complimentary self or valet parking, use of Fitness Center, high-speed Internet, newspaper and refreshments in the Lobby morning and afternoon. More packages are available by calling 816.756.3800, visiting the newly revamped
In addition, the Kansas City Plaza hotel offers special summer entertainment and dining options. The Strings on the Green outdoor summer concerts feature a variety of ensembles performing styles ranging from jazz, rhythm & blues, pop and rock music. The concerts are Fridays and Saturdays from 4–7 p.m., weather permitting. TripAdvisor reviewers regard the hotel’s Chaz on the Plaza as one of the city’s top restaurants. Local foodies know it for its distinct brand of regional American cuisine, wine list and weekly dining specials such as Happy Hour and Weekend Jazz Brunch and Sunday Prime Time dinner. It is also one of the premier Kansas City jazz clubs showcasing talents that continue to evolve the music idiom that grew up in Kansas City. More local attractions, live music and culinary event information is available at The Raphael entertainment blog.

About The Raphael Hotel: Readers of Travel+Leisure magazine voted The Raphael one of the 2014 500 World’s Best Hotels. Kansas City’s original boutique hotel 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 with the Autograph Collection, a portfolio of independent hotels selected by Marriott International for their distinctiveness. TripAdvisor reviewers rank The Raphael as Kansas City’s top hotel and Chaz on the Plaza one of Kansas City’s top upscale restaurants.