ST. LOUIS—Marriott International has completed a $30 million overhaul of Renaissance St. Louis Grand, historically known as the Statler Hotel. The hotel, which will now bear the company’s flagship Marriott brand name, is at 800 Washington Ave.
The Marriott St. Louis Grand will continue to host conventions and up to 400,000 travelers a year. Renovations began in November 2014 and include a new greatroom, technology upgrades, a refreshed lobby space, updated guestrooms, concierge lounge and fitness center, opening of Zenia Bar & Grille and additional meeting space.
In keeping with the historic value of the property, Marriott will maintain the Crystal Ballroom of the original 1917 Statler Hotel, as well as the Statler Ballroom, which served as the lobby. Both ballrooms will provide space for scalable meeting rooms, wedding and event venues.
“The transition to a Marriott hotel is a natural response to the type of traveler our hotel is accustomed to hosting,” says St. Louis Grand General Manager Nour Laasri. “We are looking forward to completing the transformation that will allow us to offer a full range of amenities that today’s traveler expects.”
Among the technology upgrades, guests will have free access to their personal Netflix, YouTube and music streaming accounts through new 47-inch high-definition flat-screen TVs. These features are made possible via the Enseo guestroom entertainment services, making the Marriott St. Louis Grand the first hotel in the city to offer the Enseo entertainment amenities, according to the company.
Marriott also offers applications to make booking and check-in accessible through mobile devices. The Red Coat Direct App allows meeting planners to request, respond and connect in real-time with the Red Coat Concierge, while the Attendee App provides meeting attendees with scheduling information to increase meeting engagement.
The hotel is a short distance away from America’s Center, St. Louis’ Convention Center. Nearby are the Edward Jones Dome and St. Louis landmarks like Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch.