Loews Hotels & Co. announced plans to build its first ever St. Louis hotel, which will be part of Ballpark Village's $260 million expansion project. Ballpark Village, developed by the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies, is a mixed-use dining and entertainment district adjacent to Busch Stadium.
The hotel will debut as Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO, a partnership between Loews Hotels & Co., The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals. It will offer 17,000 square feet of total meeting and event space.
"Expanding the Live! by Loews name in St. Louis, with partners like The Cordish Companies, the DeWitt family and the St. Louis Cardinals, allows Loews the opportunity to add a unique and immersive hotel into our portfolio," said Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co. "Cardinals fans are some of the most loyal and best in Major League Baseball, and we look forward to having a hotel in the epicenter of the already successful Ballpark Village.”
The $65 million hotel will bring an upscale hospitality experience to downtown St. Louis. Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO’s eight-story hotel tower is part of a dynamic plan to complete a full build-out of Clark Street, transforming it into one of the most unique city streets in all of professional sports.
"We are thrilled to partner with Loews Hotels & Co. on their first St. Louis hotel," said Bill DeWitt III, president of the St. Louis Cardinals. "Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will be an incredible anchor for Ballpark Village and a tremendous step forward in fulfilling our vision of creating a world-class mixed-use destination.”
Designed by HKS Architects Hospitality Studio, the exterior architecture and interior design will be influenced by local St. Louis character, including inspiration used for Busch Stadium.
Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will feature:
- 216 luxury guest rooms, including 19 suites.
- 17,000 square feet of meeting and special event space that boasts views of Busch Stadium, downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch. On hotel's second level, these spaces include: a Grand Ballroom that flows out to an outdoor amenity deck; an Executive Board Room; several break out meeting rooms; and an expansive, exclusive outdoor event terrace.
- Great Room Lounge and Outdoor Terrace: A sophisticated central gathering place that offers both indoor and outdoor guest experiences. Located on the first level, the Great Room lounge area and outdoor terrace will provide guests the opportunity to enjoy premier food and beverage offerings, private dining options, and an impressive digital AV experience.
- Fitness facility, lobby and porte-cochere entrance with 24-hour valet services.
"Loews Hotels & Co is one of the most respected names in hospitality," said Blake Cordish, vice president of The Cordish Companies. "We are extremely excited to welcome Loews to Ballpark Village and are thrilled to be growing Live! by Loews to another iconic sports anchored destination."
Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will become the second hotel to carry the Live! by Loews name. The first announced location, Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX, will open in the Arlington Entertainment District between the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium. Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX will anchor the $250 million world-class Texas Live! dining, entertainment and hospitality destination being developed by The Cordish Companies, the Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington.
The 550,000-square-foot second phase of Ballpark Village being developed in partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies will feature a 29-story luxury high-rise apartment tower, the first Class-A office building built in downtown St. Louis in nearly thirty years, an upscale, full-service Live! by Loews convention hotel, as well as additional retail and entertainment. Just as the first phase of Ballpark Village created more than 1,000 construction jobs and 1,700 permanent new jobs when it opened, the second phase of Ballpark Village stands to create 1,500 construction jobs and more than 1,000 permanent new jobs.
Plans call for construction to get underway by the end of this year.