Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza Named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels of 2015 List

Hotel Sorella ranked No. 7 Best Hotel in Missouri

U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, recognized Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza as the No. 7 “Best Hotel in Missouri” in its annual evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best hotels in Kansas City and the state of Missouri,” said Robert Leyva, general manager of Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza. “We are proud of our associates, who have worked very hard to ensure our guests receive the finest service that they have come to expect from Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza.”

The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel’s industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings. U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top 10 percent in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with Gold badges and the top 30 percent within specific markets with Silver badges. The rankings feature 2,558 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“We’re taking the guesswork out of finding a great hotel,” said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News. “The Best Hotels of 2015 represent the top properties recognized by experts and travelers alike for their exemplary service, ample amenities and comfortable accommodations.”

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About Valencia Group

Houston-based Valencia Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties.  Exceptional service, style and location are the trademarks of Valencia Group properties, which have earned both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings.  Valencia Group continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components.  Signature properties include:  Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA; Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX; Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX; and Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO.  Valencia Group’s newest concept, Lone Star Court, is a reinterpretation of the nostalgic motor court.  The recently opened flagship is located at The Domain in Austin, TX.  All have become destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefitting from and enriching their location within the cultural heart of a city.  For more information, please visit

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