• The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis Unveils Guest Room Redesign

     
    POSTED July 25, 2017
     

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has recently updated its rooms and suites, corridors, circulation spaces and meeting rooms. The redesign draws inspiration from the Midwest skies, with a color palette of blues, grays, and shades of cream and white.

The 299 luxury rooms and suites includes sleek furnishings, blue and grey linens, accents of chrome and leather, containing contemporary geometric shapes, channeling the atmosphere of a spa retreat. In addition to the guest rooms, the corridors and circulation spaces include blue and grey wall and floor coverings, making the elegant exterior of the building more contemporary with its interior. The meeting rooms on the second floor house ergonomic chairs, dimensional fabrics, and rich woods that are the same as in the ballroom wing of the hotel, which was redesigned more than a year ago.

“We are delighted to share these beautiful new guest rooms with guests, and the early response has been overwhelmingly positive,” says 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.”

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The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

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