The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis debuted a new look with the unveiling of a transformed Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and upgraded new Club Level accommodations.

A remastered Ritz-Carlton Suite has also debuted, emphasizing breakthrough technologies, a flexible new layout and new aesthetics for business retreats, events and VIP stays.

The recent hotel enhancements all share in telling an emotional art and architecture story which honors the city of St. Louis, its local artists, and the dreams inspired by the area’s own natural and visual surroundings.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge is accessible via private key to guests staying on The Ritz-Carlton Club Level or in the new Ritz-Carlton Suite, and offers not only spectacular views of St. Louis but also a completely changed layout, with dedicated new seating areas to include a private nook with TV and balcony for families and small groups.

Residentially-inspired spaces, contemporary furnishings, hardwood wall treatments and enriched finishes, fixtures and artwork contribute to an enhanced atmosphere. Adding to the experience: a dramatic photography exhibit honoring the architecture of St. Louis as seen through the eyes of famed local photographer Ken Konchel.

Providing the ultimate Ritz-Carlton hotel-within-a-hotel experience including complimentary daily dining and beverage presentations, the transformed Club Lounge also has inaugurated an integrated pantry offering and chef-curated innovations encompassing a wine cuvée with eight daily wine selections, sushi-rolling classes, mixology workshops focused on cocktails and mocktails, and special presentations by invited wine experts.

Every evening, locavore dining bites are also rolled into the lounge, providing a uniquely special taste of St. Louis, while the venue’s signature new Gooey Butter Cookie is available for sampling throughout the day.

Further perks for Club Lounge guests include the personalized services of a dedicated concierge staff offering recommendations for “insider-only” local discoveries, along with assistance with business needs and an in-lounge computer station.

On the same floor, Club Level guest rooms feature not only balconies but also newly remastered bathrooms with the ultimate in showers, light-up mirrors, in-shower shave mirrors and motion sensor lights/nightlights.

New powder rooms have also been introduced in all Club suites and upgraded Club guest amenities have been added, as has integrated power in Club Level nightstands and desktop power access -- all contributing to the convenience of these sought-after rooms and suites.

The recent Club Level enhancements follow contemporary makeovers which have already renewed all guest accommodation categories, across all floors of the hotel.

The new Ritz-Carlton Suite features contemporary technology and design, anchored by a versatile five-bay setting, Steinway Grand piano, furnished double balcony and sweeping skyline views of the city’s Forest Park and Gateway Arch. The suite’s serene design palette is highlighted by vibrant pops of color, thanks to a custom-curated collection of St. Louis art, pottery and ceramic works from famed local artists Ted Collier and Chris Schulte. Additionally, the 2,500-square-foot suite offers a new kitchen. 

The 300-room hotel boasts over 30,00 square feet of meeting and event space across 15 meeting room, including the 12,750-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Ballroom and the 3,300-square-foot amphitheater.

Information is based off a press release from The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.