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Raphael Hotel Named to Top 500 World’s Best Hotels

The Raphael checks in at number 22 on the list of top 50 large city U.S. hotels, according to Travel + Leisure magazine.

Travel+Leisure magazine today announced its 2013 World’s Best Awards winners.

The international travel magazine’s readers voted The Raphael Hotel among the Top Large City Hotels in the Continental U.S. in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards survey.

The Raphael Hotel ranks No. 22 on the prestigious Travel + Leisure list in the large city category with a cumulative rating of 89.57.

The hotel received an additional value distinction, signified by rates of $250 or less. The complete T+L 500 World’s Best Hotels list with ratings, descriptions and room rates is available on the Travel + Leisure Web site.

Travel + Leisure magazine has named Kansas City in other lists recently. KC oddly enough garnering enough approval and notoriety on lists from “Best Beer Cities” as they cite both Boulevard Brewery and McCoy’s Public House as notables, and placing the KC metro 14th on the “America’s Snobbiest Cities” list as well, inexplicably beating out Los Angeles and even Austin, Texas.