• 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.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.