Marriott International announced a $30 million overhaul of Renaissance St. Louis Grand, historically known as the Statler Hotel. The hotel, which will now bear the company's flagship Marriott brand name, is at 800 Washington Ave. The Marriott St. Louis Grand will open in August.
The renovations, which began in November 2014, include a new Greatroom, technology upgrades, a new lobby space, modern guestrooms, an updated concierge lounge, opening of Zenia Bar & Grille, additional meeting space and an upgraded fitness center.
Paying respect to the historic value of the property, Marriott will maintain the iconic Crystal Ballroom of the original 1917 Statler Hotel, as well as the Statler Ballroom, which served as the lobby of the Statler Hotel. Both ballrooms will provide space for scalable meeting rooms, and wedding and event venues.
The Marriott St. Louis Grand will offer guests with free access to their personal Netflix, YouTube and music streaming accounts through the new 47-inch high-definition flat-screen TVs. These features will be made possible via the Enseo guest room entertainment services, making the Marriott St. Louis Grand the first hotel in the city to offer the Enseo entertainment amenities.
The renovated Marriott St. Louis Grand will boast three new meeting spaces, making a grand total of 36 meeting rooms for more than 65,000 square feet of meeting space.
The property will also have the Marriott Greatroom, which will provide an open space to work, network and lounge; and the Zenia Bar & Grille. Contemporary furnishings will be featured in the Greatroom; while each seat at the Zenia Bar & Grille will feature two USB and two electrical ports. Charging outlets will also be located throughout the Greatroom. As part of the renovation, the hotel increased bandwidth from 100 to 1,000 megabytes.
The food and beverage departments will also see upgrades with the opening of the 8th Street Pantry, a "grab-and-go" store.