Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel reopened at 800 Washington Ave. after completing a $30-million renovation and brand change. The renovations included a new greatroom and pantry, technology upgrades, additional meeting spaces, new guestrooms, an updated concierge lounge, the opening of Zenia Bar & Grille and an upgraded fitness center.
Michael Suomi, principal and VP of design at Stonehill & Taylor, managed the interior design for the property. The interior design team, which also involved senior associate Sherry Dennis and senior designer Kerrie Murphy, was inspired by the city of St. Louis.
The property kept the Crystal and Statler ballrooms of the original 1917 Statler Hotel. The renovated Marriott St. Louis Grand also has three new meeting areas, making a grand total of 36 meeting rooms for more than 65,000 square feet.
Also renovated was the Marriott Greatroom, which now has contemporary furnishings. Newly opened is the 8th Street Pantry.
The redesigned rooms in the new Marriott St. Louis Grand have the Marriott Bed, Wi-Fi connectivity and 47-inch high-definition flat-panel TVs.
Marriott St. Louis Grand is located near America's Center, a convention center; the Edward Jones Dome; and St. Louis landmarks like Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch.
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