Expansions & Renovations

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Unveils Major Guest Room Transformation

Rooms, Suites and Gathering Spaces Feature Contemporary New Design, Spa-Inspired Serenity

ST. LOUIS, MO. July 24, 2017 - As it celebrates its role as a second home to Midwestern luxury travelers, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is heralding the future with a stunningly reimagined new interior.

The transformation can now be seen in all of the hotel’s 299 luxury rooms and suites, where reimagined designs showcase muted color palettes, contemporary geometric shapes, and the tranquil ambience of a contemporary spa retreat.

The remastering takes further inspiration from the serene skies of the American Midwest, as blues, greys, and shades of white and cream add luxury and cross-generational appeal. Enhanced guest room features include sleek furnishings; cool, crisp linens in blue and grey, and subtle accents of leather and chrome.

The hotel’s new design extends to guest room corridors and circulation spaces as well, as soft blue and grey wall and floor coverings contemporize the landmark building’s elegant exterior. Second-floor meeting rooms continue the modern motif, with dimensional fabrics, ergonomic chairs and rich woods reflecting the same sophisticated interiors as seen in the hotel’s exquisite ballroom wing – which underwent a matching transformation just over a year ago.

“We are delighted to share these beautiful new guest rooms with guests, and the early response has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Amanda Joiner, General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. “These recent upgrades even further position the hotel as a luxury oasis for business travelers, families and St. Louis staycationers.”

About The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is conveniently located in the heart of the St. Louis suburban business and shopping district of Clayton, just minutes from downtown and from the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. An upscale, highly walkable community, Clayton offers more than 80 shops and restaurants within an easy stroll of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Overnight reservations may be made by visiting the hotel website at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/stlouis, by calling (800) 241-3333, or through a travel professional. About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., currently operates more than 90 hotels in over 30 countries and territories. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to offer The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® in which members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and Starwood Preferred Guest® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.

Media Contact:
Christie Pink
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
christie.pink@ritzcarlton.com
314-863-6300

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