Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel will celebrate its reopening in grand style when it officially completes a $30 million renovation and brand change at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 18, 2015. The hotel at 800 Washington Ave. will bear the company's flagship brand, Marriott Hotels and Resorts.
Marriott St. Louis Grand will continue to be the official hotel of many conventions and hosts up to 400,000 travelers a year. To better serve these guests, the renovations, which began in November 2014, include a new Greatroom and pantry, technology upgrades, additional meeting spaces, modern guest rooms, an updated concierge lounge, opening of Zenia Bar & Grille, and an upgraded fitness center.
"Our commitment to providing our customers with a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable experience is the result of the renovation that has taken place throughout the hotel over the last year," said St. Louis Grand General Manager Nour Laasri. "We look forward to welcoming our guests to a modern, comfortable home away from home during their travels."
Michael Suomi, principal and Vice President of Design at Stonehill & Taylor, managed the interior design for the newly updated Marriott St. Louis Grand. The interior design team, led by senior associate Sherry Dennis and senior designer Kerrie Murphy, was inspired by the city of St. Louis and its civic pride, which was highlighted in the design concept. The designers observed a layering of the old and new within the city, a concept they carried to the design of the hotel as large parts of St. Louis have been revitalized and given new life.
"We wanted the spirit of St. Louis to be subtly present throughout our design in reimagining this property," said Suomi.
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