HARMONIZING ARCHITECTURE

A history of classic design in Kansas City.

The Raphael Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri — Hotel No. 14 By 1927, the McCanles Building Company purchased three lots on the south side of the creek and commissioned local noted architect Alonzo Gentry to design luxury apartments to harmonize with the Spanish and Mediterranean motifs employed for the nascent Country Club Plaza. Perhaps others would …

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The Mark: A Celebration of Decadence

A ritual of indulgence brings the historic symbols of this hotel to life.

THE MARK at Metropolitan at The 9 – Hotel No. 61 On Friday evenings, a vintage gramophone plays in the Ledger bar to signal the start of the weekend. Arriving guests hear the music as it rolls over the balcony into the lobby, inviting them up to join the experience. There waits a beautiful handmade bottle service cart, with a …

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Play Naughty, Sleep Saintly

An interview with Mark Wyant of the Saint Hotel in New Orleans

The Saint Hotel – No. 29 When commercial pilot Mark Wyant got stuck in New Orleans en route to his home in Dallas, he never dreamed of leaving town as the owner of the historic Audubon Building. He’s since converted it into The Saint Hotel, become part of our collection, and is now celebrating the …

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Masterpiece Theater

Every picture tells a story at Savannah’s Mansion on Forsyth Park

Mansion on Forsyth Park, Georgia – Hotel No. 06 The historic Savannah of John Berendt’s classic book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is embodied in this grand, 125-room Victorian Romanesque mansion set on the edge of Forsyth Park. The redbrick and terra-cotta exterior gives way to a lobby bedecked with onyx and …

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