In reality, Kansas City is a double city that straddles the border between Missouri and Kansas in the Midwest. The largest city in Missouri, Kansas has more fountains than any other city in the world, barring Rome. Therefore, it is often called the City of Fountains. When you visit this city, you will experience its understated beauty right from the fountains to the numerous boulevards (even more than Paris).
This city is considered to be the center of an agricultural region with a number of processing and food-related industries established here. It is home to different historical landmarks and museums such as National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Airline History Museum, and Arabia Steamboat Museum. If you are a connoisseur of art, you won’t be disappointed. You can visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art that offers you a collection of East Asian Art, or the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art which exhibits works by William Wegman and Georgia O’Keeffe. Then there is also the Union Station which is one of the city’s main attractions that houses the Science City.
When it comes to food, you would be hard-pressed to do better than Kansas City. This city is renowned all over the world for its steaks and barbecues, so much so that it has been dubbed the ‘Barbecue Capital’. You can visit one of the 100+ barbecue joints to judge whether it actually stands up to its fame. Also called the jazz metropolis, this is city where ‘bebop’ was created by Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker.
When you are looking at hotels, try the Downtown, the Plaza and Westport areas, which have various good accommodation options. Here is a list of five of the most luxurious Kansas City hotels.
Ranked as the number one hotel in Kansas, The Raphael Hotel, is well known for its luxury as well as its affordability. You will enjoy the convenient location of this hotel as it overlooks the upscale Country Club Plaza, one of the country’s oldest shopping centers. This hotel occupies a 1920s Renaissance Revival-style building and has around 126 rooms on offer for guests. As a part of the Marriott group, you can expect to be dazzled by the European-style suites and rooms decorated in various tones. After a tired day, you can relax in one of the deep soaking tubs that are present in the bathrooms en suite. A word to the wise, while here do not forget to visit ‘Chaz on the Plaza’, the on-site restaurant that serves American cuisine. Try the prime tenderloin that literally melts in your mouth, all the while being entertained by the music of the blues and the local jazz performers.
This luxurious hotel is regarded as a modern landmark in the city of Kansas. If you are a shopaholic, you cannot choose a better hotel. The InterContinental is located right next to the 15-block long shopping center, the Country Club Plaza. You will appreciate this hotel’s extravagant fabrics and marble baths which is the need of the hour after a weary shopping day. The rooms here are decorated in warm colors; some of them offer spectacular views of the plaza. The Oak Room is the on-site restaurant that serves delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and entertainment in the form of live music five nights a week. This hotel also features a sundeck and an outdoor pool if you are looking for a little rest and relaxation outdoors. One of the reasons why this is a top ranked hotel is the extremely helpful and kind service provided by the staff.
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