The Last Hotel St. Louis will open the spring of 2019 with 142 guest rooms and more than 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
The downtown property will debut a bar and restaurant and a rooftop bar and lounge as well the Pantry stocked with local and house-made goods.
The Last Hotel St. Louis features the historic building’s original marble and terrazzo flooring, ornate column capitals and bronze light fixtures have been restored.
The property also features decor and artwork that gives a nod the the building’s past, once The International Shoe Company.
The hotel will offer three food and beverage outlets, including Swoboda and Dixon, with a menu inspired by five cities along the Mississippi River.
The 10th floor rooftop will feature the bar and lounge as well as a pool.
“Our hotel is stitching itself into the fabric of St. Louis by celebrating the history, culture, fashion and local characters and businesses that make St. Louis a genuine city,” said owner and developer Tim Dixon of Fe Equus.
“I came to St. Louis a few years ago and fell in love with the city," he added. "I want this hotel to be a reflection of my deep affection for the city, its history and its bright future."
The interiors of The Last Hotel represent a melting pot of textures, colors, time periods and patterns. Inspired by the creative diversity of the city's culture and people, award-winning designers at ESG made St. Louis itself the muse. Original marble and terrazzo flooring, ornate column capitals and bronze light fixtures have been restored to preserve the building.
The building's own rich heritage as The International Shoe Company provided inspiration for subtle themes, including lacing and leather details and references to the Weatherbird and Star brand shoes the factory once produced. Local artwork is located throughout the hotel.
The Last Kitchen & Bar’s Executive Chef Evy Swoboda is crafting a menu that will tell the story of the Mississippi River that follows a culinary path leading to St. Louis.
Made-from-scratch dishes and mindfully sourced ingredients pair with Pre-Prohibition classic cocktails that feature area spirits. Between now and the opening of the hotel, Swoboda and Dixon will be embarking on a five-city Mississippi River tour for menu inspiration.
The Rooftop, the 10th floor bar and lounge will serve up cocktails and sharable bites. The Last Rooftop is the ultimate gathering place for residents and visitors alike. There will be weekly programming, including open turntable nights and themed happy hours.
The property will offer more than 6,000 square feet of prime meetings and events space and windows overlooking massive carved Corinthian capitals. The hotel will feature two ballrooms as well as four boardrooms. There will also be a movie screening room.
The unique event spaces at the hotel will be managed by Food and Beverage Director Will Rogers, who brings two decades of experience to the hotel.
Information is based off a news release from The Last Hotel St. Louis.