The original Hotel Lennox – formerly St. Louis’ tallest hotel – reopened as The Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis Downtown/Convention Center Hotel. Owned and managed by affiliates of Maritz Wolff & Co., the hotel was renovated with an investment of over $22 million.
The property, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is located at 823-827 Washington Avenue and was originally designed by Preston Bradshaw. The hotel, which was built in the Renaissance Revival style during the commercial boom of the 1920s, has terracotta faces and cornices that were preserved by the new owners.
The original building’s interior also had green marble wainscoting, wood paneling and ornamental brass elevator doors in the lobby. These were restored during the renovation.
The property has 165 guestrooms that measure, on average, 450 square feet. There are only eight guestrooms per floor. The rooms have bars, security safes, refrigerators and 55 inch HD SMART TVs. The bathrooms have backlit mirrors and updated Spiekman showerheads.
All new furniture and fixtures were designed by St. Louis’ Lawrence Group Architects. Mid-century furnishings throughout hotel include pieces inspired by Eames and Saarinen.
The property also commissioned artwork from local artists including Ted Collier and Alicia LaChance.
For events, the property has 1,100 square feet of meeting space to accommodate functions of up to 100 people.
Other amenities include a business center, 24/7 market and bistro, bar and fitness center.
Aaron Duncan is the GM of the property.