St. Louis’s 142-room The Last Hotel includes the lobby-level Last Kitchen + Bar, a pending rooftop bar and lounge, and more than 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting and events space. The property is managed by Trust Hospitality and is owned by developer Tim Dixon of Fe Equus.
Interiors, designed by ESG, blend textures and colors with different patterns and time periods. Original marble and terrazzo flooring, ornate column capitals and bronze light fixtures have been restored to preserve the historic building, originally the Roberts Shoe Company, dating back to the late 1800s. References from the Vienna Secession art movement, which inspired the original architecture, are brought inside through strong geometric lines, era-inspired lighting and unexpected high-contrast patterns. Leather and stitching details are used throughout the common areas and guestrooms, along with local artwork.
Era-inspired lighting and leather accents in guestrooms pay homage to The International Shoe Company. Rooms showcase custom-designed wood and leather case goods inspired by a cobbler’s bench. Local artwork, restored original architectural such as exposed duct wood, raw ceilings and exposed columns help tie in the past and present.
Photo: Courtesy of The Last Hotel