The Raphael Hotel

The Raphael Hotel supports worldwide Earth Hour Movement on March 30

The hotel will go dark for one hour for global environmental awareness

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mar. 11, 2019) – The Raphael Hotel will go dark for one hour on March 30th to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2019. The hotel will join millions around the world in turning off its lights at 8:30 p.m. local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental awareness event 12 years ago to emphasize the threat of climate change.


The Raphael Hotel will participate by dimming the lights in the front drive, serving organic appetizers, dimming the lights in the lobby and replacing glass vases with candles. Raphael will also participate in Marriott International’s drive to raise funds for WWF.


“Each year, we celebrate Earth Hour and are reminded of the importance this event has in bringing awareness to the pressing issues of climate change” said Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity for Marriott. “We have a responsibility, and an opportunity to share this message with the millions of guests and associates through bringing Earth Hour to life and continuing the focus every day through our sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360.”


About The Raphael Hotel

Located just steps from the famed Country Club Plaza at 325 Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri, The Raphael Hotel is one-of-a-kind boutique hotel with European style elegance and charm. The nine-story, Italian Renaissance Revival structure is a member of National Trust Historic Hotels of America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. TripAdvisor reviewers rank The Raphael as Kansas City’s top hotel and Chaz on the Plaza one of Kansas City’s best restaurants for modern American cuisine. The hotel and its signature restaurant are affiliated with the Autograph Collection, a portfolio of independent hotels selected by Marriott International for their distinctiveness. More information is available here.


About Chaz on the Plaza

Chaz on the Plaza is the signature restaurant of the historic Raphael Hotel located at 325 Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri. Chaz is a 2016 recipient of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and The Pitch’s Best Hotel Restaurant. An award-winning wine list and inventive craft cocktails complement the unique menu of Executive Chef Joseph Cizek. Signature items include a hand-cut, USDA prime rib special every Sunday and fresh, daily fish offering. Chaz Lounge presents live music nightly and features discounted appetizers and drink specials during weekday happy hour, 4-6 p.m. Outdoor seating is also available on a scenic, shady patio overlooking Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. Information, menus and reservations are available online or by calling Chaz on the Plaza at 816-802-2152.