The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Announces Lobby Reimagination Project


Early Renderings Incorporate the Spirit of St. Louis and the City’s Rich Cultural History

With great excitement, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is thrilled to share renderings of its upcoming Lobby Reimagination Project, with anticipated completion to occur in early Fall 2024. With a vision to redefine elegance and modern sophistication, the reimagination will begin a new chapter for one of the most beloved gathering spaces in the city. The extent of enhancements will include the interior of the hotel entrance, reception area, retail store, guest elevator landings, Lobby Lounge bar, Sushi Bar, and Grand Staircase.

“We are thrilled to embark on this exciting journey for our Lobby areas, which will further enhance the guest experience and continue to position our property as a premier luxury destination in the Midwest,” said Bosther Kusich, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. “With its blend of timeless elegance, modern comfort, and exceptional service, these enhancements will be a haven of sophistication and refinement for our guests to enjoy.”

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The reimagination of the Lobby represents the property’s unwavering dedication in delivering exceptional hospitality and creating unforgettable moments for its guests. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant spirit of St. Louis and the hotel’s rich heritage, the hotel tasked international interior design and architecture firm Parker-Torres Design to oversee this exciting project. Creating a juxtaposition of modern and traditional, early renderings incorporate The Ritz-Carlton brand’s signature elegant design components while enhancing color palettes and new modern furnishings that pay homage to the Golden Age of St. Louis.

Anticipated highlights of the project will include a completely modern reception area experience, accented by contemporary pendant chandeliers and sconces, as well as a featured commissioned art relief inspired by the flora and fauna of the 1904 World’s Fair Flight Cages. The Lobby Lounge’s beloved bar will also be repositioned to the center of the space, offering fluidity between the reception area and elevator landings, enhancing guests’ overall welcome experience. Seating enhancements will feature dynamic groupings around the hotel’s signature fireplace, complemented by wraparound benches and banquettes that naturally elevate the dining experience of the Lobby Lounge, offering guests a comfortable and inviting space to enjoy its culinary offerings. The Sushi Bar will also be transformed with gilded accents and ombre wallpaper that reflect the ornate metalwork of Clayton’s historical residential properties.

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis looks forward to unveiling the Lobby Reimagination in Fall 2024. While undergoing enhancements, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis and Parker-Torres Design have worked diligently to ensure that the guest experience remains uninterrupted and seamless.

For reservations & more information, please call (314) 719-1433.


With an unwavering commitment to service, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is widely recognized as the gold standard in hospitality. Already one of the city’s most luxurious destinations, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has elevated its experience with extensive renovations across the hotel. The Club Level, members-only Cigar Club, and a variety of meeting rooms now feature a fusion of contemporary and classic styles, a reflection of the hotel’s location in downtown Clayton. The perfect backdrop for guests’ special events, The Solarium is a breathtaking garden terrace that draws its influence from thriving greenery and extravagant charm. Aside from the spacious guest rooms and its state-of-the-art fitness and massage center, the iconic property is also home to Casa Don Alfonso, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that opened in early 2021. The Forbes Four-Star/AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel is located in the heart of the business and shopping enclave of Clayton, just minutes from downtown and in close proximity to the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. An upscale, highly-walkable neighborhood surrounded by beautifully-landscaped parks, Clayton is a charming oasis in the city that boasts more than 80 shops, restaurants, and boutiques within an easy stroll of the hotel. For more information on the 299-room The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, visit or call 1-800-241-3333 to reserve.

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