Loews Hotels & Co., The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals announced the groundbreaking of the $65 million Live! By Loews – St. Louis Hotel. Set to debut in early 2020, the four-star hotel will be located in the Ballpark Village, the new dining and entertainment district located next to Busch Stadium in the city.
Designed by HKS, Inc., the hotel’s exterior architecture and interior design will be influenced by local St. Louis character and the St. Louis Cardinals. Its 216 rooms will include 19 suites.
A six-story mural on the building’s exterior will display the footprints of Busch Memorial Stadium (Busch II) and the current Busch Stadium. Inside the hotel, design elements will be carried through by locally-inspired artwork, fabrics and textures, complimented by technology.
On the first floor of the hotel, The Great Room and Outdoor Terrace incorporates an indoor lounge and an outdoor terrace with food and beverage options, including private dining, as well as a digital AV wall. The open-air Gashouse Gang bar will be a nod to the baseball team of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934. The exterior’s wall will show the names of each player from this team in a custom art piece. On the second-level amenities deck, the Terrace bar’s media wall and fire pits serve as focal points for the partially-covered venue.
Also located on the hotel’s second level, 17,000 sq. ft. of meeting and special event space will offer views of the St. Louis skyline. The space’s east side will display all glass doors that open to an event lawn. An executive board room and several break-out meeting rooms will complete the event space.