Voted one of the World's Best Places to Stay by Cond? Nast's Traveler, this one of a kind boutique hotel is patterned after Europe's finest small hotels. The Raffaello Hotel is designed to offer a uniquely Kansas City experience, combining the intimacy and charm of a locally significant landmark with highly individualized service.Originally constructed in 1927 as the Villa Serena Apartments, the building was transformed into the Raphael Hotel in 1975 following a renovation that faithfully preserved historically significant features while providing for the needs of contemporary travelers. The hotel features 88 suites and 35 guest rooms furnished in traditional styles. Amenities include room service, valet service, personal refrigerators with refreshment cabinets, two telephones, complimentary high-speed Internet, coffee makers, remote control cable television, granite sinks and vanities and state-of-the-art safes. Eighteen of the suites serve beautifully for corporate meetings and social groups of up to twelve people.