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Conrad Properties Converting an Additional 11 Apartments
to 11 Hotel Suites at the Clayton on the Park, St. Louis


May 10, 2004 - Clayton on the Park, the boutique all-suite luxury hotel and apartment high-rise in Clayton, is doing some pretty exciting things to further enhance its appeal to business travelers. Conrad Properties, the building’s owner, is converting the 11th floor from 11 apartments to 11 hotel suites because of the popularity of its all-suite concept. The new 11th floor suites will be very contemporary and unlike any other hotel suites or rooms in St. Louis.
Called the Preferred Zone™ (ala its membership in Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide), the updated look features striking colored accent walls (red, green or blue), contemporary furnishings and 42-inch LG wall-mounted Plasma flat screen TVs in the living rooms. “We understand that Clayton on the Park is the first St. Louis hotel to feature 42-inch wall-mounted flat screen TVs in guest rooms (suites in this case),” states Micarl Hill, general manager.

Hill further points out that the one-bedroom suites also will feature 27-inch flat screen televisions in the bedrooms. The wall-mounted 42-inch televisions will receive upwards of 200 channels, including six HBO and HDTV, while the bedroom flat screens will receive everything but the 

Clayton on the Park
8025 Bonhomme Ave.
Clayton, Missouri
HBO and HDTV channels.

Owner Bob Saur personally managed the contemporary redo of the hotel suites, including picking out all of the furniture, lighting and accessories. “Our building is contemporary and the existing hotel suites are moderately contemporary but for the Preferred Zone™ I wanted to push the envelope,” explains Saur. “The new suites are almost high-tech in look and feel but we built in creature comforts for the business traveler.”

Preferred Zone™ suites feature Halogen track and reading lighting, high-tech king-size metal bed frames with $1,500 plush encased-coil mattresses, down pillows and comforters, and ultra suede bed spreads; contemporary leather chairs and ottomans, cordless telephones; retro bedside radios with CD players; high-tech desks; and more.

Each suite has a fully-equipped kitchen with dining counters and high-tech stools, color-coordinated wine racks stocked with Missouri wines, black kitchen appliances, and complimentary coffee service with high-tech pod style brewers, complimentary Pine Valley bottled water, etc.

Hill says the new look on the 11th floor complements the clean verticality of the high-rise and the sleek, contemporary treatment of the lobby and public areas where exposed concrete, cold rolled steel and clear maple mingle with contemporary leather sofas. Juxtaposed within the sleek lobby is a colorful 500-gallon salt water aquarium with St. Louis' largest coral reef.

Clayton on the Park’s 11th floor Preferred Zone is scheduled for completion by May 1.

Clayton on the Park

Also See: Clayton on the Park Provides Humorous Solution to Low-Flow Toilet Problem / April 2004
Micarl Hill Named General Manager of Clayton on the Park / Aug 2001

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