History

 

History

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“Every building is like a person. single and unrepeatable.”
— Louis Sullivan

Hotel Saint Louis revitalizes an historic landmark designed by the famed architect Louis Sullivan and constructed in 1893 as the St. Louis Union Trust Company. Considered the creator of the modern skyscraper, Sullivan is credited with the modernist credo "form ever follows function."

 

Predominantly vacant since 2013, the Union Trust Company Building was purchased in 2016 by Restoration St. Louis, led by Amy and Amrit Gill.  After a multi–million dollar renovation, the hotel is opening as Hotel Saint Louis under the Marriott Autograph Collection in late fall of 2018.

 

Hotel Saint Louis is an homage to Sullivan and his legacy.  The rooftop bar, /Form Skybar, reflects Sullivan’s famous philosophy while the street-level restaurant is named “Union 30” after the building’s original name and its placement on the city landmark list.  The original two-story lobby has been restored along with a recreation of the original stained glass roof. In addition, the top three floors have been converted into luxury apartments along with a rooftop penthouse.


Looking upward, one can see firsthand the genius of Sullivan’s design in the carefully crafted and completely intact upper cornice. His evocative style pairs clean lines with lush Celtic and Art Nouveau touches of natural and geometric forms. Original architectural elements and stylistic motifs have been thoughtfully interpreted and utilized throughout the decor and design of Hotel Saint Louis to make it a destination like no other.

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