Kansas City, Kansas
The Raphael Hotel
is steps from the Country Club Plaza, the city's most stylish district for fashionable shopping, trendy restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and exciting entertainment. The hotel is surrounded by one of Kansas City's most exclusive neighborhoods and is minutes from the downtown convention and arts district, Sprint Center, Power & Light Entertainment District, and the stunning new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Originally opened in 1928 as the Villa Serena Apartments, the Italian Renaissance Revival-style building was transformed into the elegant Raphael Hotel in 1975, following a renovation that faithfully preserved its historic features while providing for the comforts of contemporary travelers. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Raphael offers distinctive guest rooms renovated with the unique charm for which the property is acclaimed. Retaining its classic 1920s chic and graceful decor, the hotel's expansive rooms and suites feature complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, flat panel HDTV, bathrobes, 24-hour room service, telephones with voicemail and refreshment centers. There is a small fitness center on site. (Hotel accommodations are for both our 2013 and 2014 program)
2 nights21 C Museum Hotel-Bentonville
Located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square and a short walk from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, this 104-room boutique property features a stunning collection of contemporary art throughout its public spaces. All guest rooms feature modern furniture, high ceilings and large baths qith plush robes and haridryers. Rooms also feature wi-fi, flat screen televisions, and coffee makers. A full service restaurant, lounge and fitness center are on site. These accommodations are part of our 2014 program.