Overview

Challenge

For over a decade, the Grand Center Arts District desired to create a hotel to support St. Louis’ cultural and entertainment center. Three previous attempts by other developers had failed.

Solution

In late 2013, Lawrence Group began the ambitious $66 million redevelopment of the former Missouri Theater Building into a 146-room hotel with office and Grand Tavern Restaurant by award-winning Chef David Burke. The design created an arts hotel appropriate for a signature space in the heart of the St. Louis arts district that attracted foreign investment and international acclaim. The first hotel in the world where guests can choose their luxury accommodations on the emotion of color, unique features also include a rooftop lounge, rotating Chameleon Lamp in the 12th floor lobby and local artist’s work throughout.