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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 31, 2013) - Kansas Citians and out-of-town visitors will soon experience an oasis for the refined at heart, as the newest jewel of the city opens its doors. Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza makes its Kansas City debut, opening to the public Wednesday, Nov. 6. 

Tucked amid the ornate fountains and elegant courtyards of Kansas City's premier shopping district, Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza is sure to be something special for visitors. With a Mediterranean inspiration and chic, modern design, the hotel pays homage to the Spanish Seville influence of the Country Club Plaza. Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza is the perfect Kansas City getaway, blending Italian culture with the best of the Midwest.  

"We truly believe the Hotel Sorella concept is something new for Kansas City and that visitors will enjoy the luxury behind every element in the hotel," says Robert Leyva, general manager of the Valencia Group. "We want visitors to feel like they're at a Mediterranean resort while enjoying the comforts of home."  

At Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, guests can expect to find a breathtaking view from the rooftop pool, which features fire pits, cabanas and a luxe bar. The hotel features two restaurants - Francesca's, located just off the lobby, is an airy and elegant space offering a daily European breakfast. Rosso, located on the top floor of the hotel, offers upscale Italian dining, accompanied by wonderful views of the city. Bar Rosso, also located on the top floor of the hotel, is sure to be a popular happy hour spot.

Overnight guests at Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza can enjoy a complimentary European breakfast at Francesca's, a complete fitness center and a spa suite. Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza has 132 guest rooms, nine spacious suites and one presidential suite. It also has 5,700 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including six meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology - for corporate meetings, seminars, social gatherings and weddings.

"We are happy to be a part of the Kansas City community and look forward to hosting guests from near and far," Leyva says. 

Hotel Sorella is located at 901 W. 48th Place. For more information about Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, including reservation inquiries or details on restaurant hours, visit

About Valencia Group

Houston-based Valencia Group provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service boutique hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Recognized both nationally and internationally for their exceptional service and style, Valencia Group hotels fuse a crisp, globally-inspired modern design aesthetic with warm Mediterranean influences. All three of the Valencia Group hotels have earned coveted spots on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List for 2013. This year is one of substantial growth for the company with the second Sorella - Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza - slated for an autumn opening in Kansas City, MO and a new concept: Lone Star Court. A 21st Century reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court. Lone Star Court will premier in autumn 2013 in Austin at The Domain. For more information, please visit

Contact: Jenny Stasi / (816) 842-8111

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