St. Louis' Union Station begins $25M overhaul

Paric Corp. started a $25-million renovation of St. Louis’ landmark Union Station, now a hotel, meeting, restaurant, entertainment and retail center.

Lodging Hospitality Management will update all 539 guestrooms in the DoubleTree hotel, plus the exhibition and grand halls. The renovation will add approximately 50,000 square feet of meeting space, doubling the size of hotel’s current meeting facilities. The project is planned to be completed next spring. The architect for the project is the Lawrence Group.

The 539-room St. Louis Union Station Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton sits on the site of Union Station, once the largest railway station in the US. In its heyday in the 1940s, 100,000 passengers passed through its Midway each day. Once staging and gathering areas in the train station, the Grand Hall and Midway comprise some 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space enhanced by sweeping archways and adorned with original frescos, mosaics and art glass windows.

 

The hotel is also home to the city's Mobil four-star restaurant, Station Grille, established in the late 1800s by restaurateur Fred Harvey of Harvey Girls fame. Station Grille will serve the brand's signature Wake-Up DoubleTree breakfast. Additional dining options include Einstein Bagels and the Grand Hall Lounge. The hotel similarly has an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.

Located in the center of the city, the hotel is within walking distance to Scottrade Center, the Peabody Opera House, Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch and 20 minutes from Lambert International Airport.

Paric pairs construction management and negotiated general construction. Organized in 1979, Paric specializes in historic renovations; hospitality, industrial and institutional facilities; office interiors; senior living and healthcare facilities.

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