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The highly anticipated multi-concept “sports” hotel, Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO, officially welcomes guests today in the heart of St. Louis’ Ballpark Village. A social anchor for guests and locals, the 216-room hotel boasts four restaurants & lounges; 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including an expansive outdoor terrace; upscale suite options along with a 1,392 square-foot Presidential Suite overlooking Busch Stadium; and unparalleled access to Ballpark Village and the St. Louis Cardinals. The hotel is part of Ballpark Village’s $260M expansion and a joint venture between Loews Hotels & Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L), The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals.
“The opening of Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO marks another step in Loews Hotels & Co’s significant growth and a new milestone as we venture into Missouri for the first time, continuing our commitment to make deliberate investments into emerging markets which will enhance the portfolio,” said Jonathan Tisch, Chairman & CEO, Loews Hotels & Co. “The hotel is foundationally built on the passion and history of Cardinal Nation and its spirited community, and we are honored to bring the Loews heritage in hospitality to downtown and Ballpark Village. We invite group, leisure and local guests to immerse themselves into a thoughtfully curated experience created specifically for St. Louis, by Loews Hotels & Co, The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals.”
Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO is the city’s first new build hotel project in nearly a decade. Centrally located to the best entertainment and attractions in St. Louis, the eight-story property is ideally poised as a destination for meetings and events, with indoor and outdoor venues capable of accommodating more than 500 guests in a singular location. The hotel also features unique décor reflective of Cardinals history, top of the line amenities, skyline views, excellent food and drink, and several communal lounges, curating a quintessentially St. Louis experience for leisure travelers.
“It is incredibly exciting for The Cordish Companies to celebrate the opening of Live! by Loews – St. Louis with our partners Loews Hotels & Co and the St. Louis Cardinals, another iconic location for Live! by Loews as it grows nationwide,” said Blake Cordish, Principal, The Cordish Companies. “Loews is one of the most respected names in hospitality and their involvement is a tremendous coup for Ballpark Village and the City of St. Louis. Today’s celebration is a major step forward in creating a vibrant 24/7 neighborhood for downtown St. Louis and transforming Clark Street into one of the most exciting streets in all of professional sports.”
“This level of luxury is unparalleled in downtown St. Louis,” said Bill DeWitt III, President, St. Louis Cardinals. “And the design fits perfectly on the site and is interwoven with Busch Stadium and the plaza in the middle of Ballpark Village.”
The hotel is built on St. Louis Cardinals history, situated atop the former site of the 1966 Busch II Stadium, with intentional design notes, artworks and Cardinal Red accents modestly placed throughout guest rooms and public spaces to narrate its deep Cardinals connection. Abstract patterns from blueprints of the former 1966 Busch Stadium adorn headboards in suites, while Cardinal-red travel trunks from the team’s use during the Prohibition era glimmer along the walls of Bar Bourbon. Numbers from retired Cardinal Baseball player’s jersey’s greet guests at check in pods, and the etched stitching of baseballs is displayed in various décor elements throughout property.
Each of the 216 guest rooms at Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO features floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the neighboring stadium and city landmarks such as Gateway Arch, coupled with spacious layouts and luxury amenities including custom Stearns & Foster luxury bedding, Beekman Brothers bath products, 100% combed and ring-spun cotton terry towels and bath sheets, Keurig coffee makers with locally sourced grinds, 24-hour room service, and a state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center with Peloton bikes. The property’s 19 suites boast walkout balconies, luxurious private dining and living areas, and minimalist design that bring skyline and stadium views to focus.
“On behalf of the City of St. Louis, I’d like to officially welcome Live! by Loews – St. Louis to Ballpark Village and the downtown area. It’s another example of the exciting, positive momentum we’re building for the future, with new attractions and developments that create jobs and opportunities, expand our tax base, and bolster our quality of life for residents and visitors. This hotel is a stunning tribute to both the city and to the St. Louis Cardinals’ rich history,” said Lyda Krewson, Mayor, St. Louis, MO.
Each of the hotel’s four food & beverage concepts embody a true taste of St. Louis, with Bourbon at the heart, and offer exceptional spaces for entertaining and lounging. The chef-curated concepts are overseen by Executive Chef Matt Lange, who brings more than a decade of international hospitality experience and an innovative approach to dining downtown.
Located on the ground floor, Clark & Bourbon is downtown’s only classic steakhouse, featuring a state-of-the-art exposed kitchen, high-end cuts of meat, delectable sides, and a mixology prep lab where skilled mixologists and chefs work in tandem. A focal point at the heart of the restaurant is the Bar Bourbon, offering an extensive list of 480 curated bottles of Bourbon, Rye, Irish, Scotch and Japanese Whiskies in the bar’s Whiskey Room. Bar Bourbon also features a patio that connects to Ballpark Village via Clark Street with direct access to Midwest Live! and Cardinals Nation, creating an active clubhouse culture that engages the community. Adjacent to the second-floor alfresco seasonal terrace and event lawn will be The Bullock (opening spring 2020), an outdoor bar and lounge serving modern American fare and craft cocktails alongside views to the stadium and Midwest Live! entertainment venues. The Bullock’s namesake is influential bartender, Tom Bullock, whose career at the St. Louis Country Club led him to be the first African-American bartender to publish a cocktail manual. For a casual option, River Market offers a curated artisanal grab and go menu of handcrafted coffees, pastries, fresh juices, sandwiches, salads and St. Louis local retail offerings.
The hotel is located in Ballpark Village at 799 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63102. For more information and to make reservations, please visit the Live! by Loews website, or call 1(844)-271-6291.