Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch completed a multi-million dollar renovation of the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms, restaurant and lounge, as well as meeting rooms. Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Missouri in the historical building of the former Merchant Laclède National Bank, Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch offers access to many of the city’s attractions, including the Gateway Arch shopping, dining and entertainment districts and sports stadiums.
Baskervill, an architectural and design firm, worked to create a more cohesive design throughout the hotel’s public space. The guest registration area, lobby lounge and bar were opened to create an inviting atmosphere and connect the public space with the restaurant. A neutral palette allows the floor patterns and colors to add a new energy to this traditional building.
According to Mark Brown, GM of the Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch, the enhanced design and amenities meet the needs and expectations of modern travelers, even if the building itself blends into its surroundings of Laclède's Landing with cobblestone streets and vintage warehouses dating from 1850.
The enhancement project includes a new design of the hotel’s 195 guestrooms and suites, featuring new soft goods throughout. Upgrades such as new carpeting, seating, bedding, enhanced lighting, new window treatments, bathroom cabinetry and in-room safes have been made.
The public spaces including the lobby, 400 Olive restaurant, and the Merchants Lounge showcase all new furnishings, fixtures and artwork. A private dining room was also added in the restaurant to host small parties and gatherings. In the lobby, guests are now welcomed by expanded seating areas with contemporary furnishing, televisions displayed within millwork, new artwork that reflects the hotels more modern atmosphere, and a new wine display. In the Merchants Lounge, guests can now grab a cup of coffee, and in the evening, enjoy cocktails while watching one of three new televisions set above the bar.
The 5,000 square feet of meeting space at Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch also underwent enhancements with new carpeting and instillation of new lighting equipment including dimmable options.