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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Opens the 200 room Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
at Pinnacle's $507 million Lumiere Place Casino

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2008 - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce the opening of its 75th property, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, located on the banks of the Mississippi at the centre of one of the Midwest's most vibrant lifestyle and entertainment developments.

The 200-room Hotel is part of Lumiere Place on Laclede's Landing, a $507 million revitalization project including an upscale casino, restaurants, and retail. Rising 19-stories, the Hotel's defining feature is a ribbon of light 198 m long (650-ft) wrapping the edges of the building. The 500,000 LED lights can produce 16 million shades and a wide array of patterns that continuously refreshes the overall appearance of the Hotel.

Modern and innovative, yet comfortable and welcoming, the Hotel's 200 guest rooms and suites offer sweeping views of the city, the Gateway Arch, and the Mississippi. Designed by Brayton & Hughes of San Francisco, the rooms have a bright and airy ambience, highlighted with a neutral colour palette and the use of light, warm wood.

Gourmet palates will relish the Hotel's Italian restaurant, Cielo. Named for the Italian word meaning sky, Cielo's floor to ceiling windows are a fitting backdrop to the contemporary Italian cuisine on offer. The flavour-rich cuisine showcases the finest regional ingredients and artisanal products, including handmade pastas, breads and farm-fresh cheeses. An extensive wine list that emphasizes selections from both Italy and California complements the menu. Chef Karen Hoffman, who relocates from Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, leads a team of 30 talented kitchen staff that hail from around the world as well as from St. Louis.

The 1115 m(2) (12,000 ft(2)) Spa is a standout, featuring the city's most comprehensive range of services and amenities. With twelve treatments rooms as well as a heat experiential room, couples' suite, relaxation lounges, indoor water features, and steam rooms, guests and locals alike will seek this exceptional urban retreat. Treatments fuse ancient Ayurvedic principles with modern techniques to help harmonize the mind, body and spirit. In addition to the Spa, hotel guests have access to a 510 m(2) (5,500 ft(2)) Fitness Centre with personal trainers on hand to assist with the state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight training equipment.

Whether in the Grand Ballroom with a capacity of 900 people or the most intimate private function suite, the Hotel will be the venue of choice for those wanting to host elegant, sophisticated events. Up-to-the-minute technology will make meetings more productive and will enhance every gathering.

Combining Midwestern hospitality with warm and welcoming service and an exceptional ambience, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is worth discovering.

Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalised 24-hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees - people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 75 hotels in 31 countries, and more than 25 properties under development, Four Seasons will continue to lead the hospitality industry with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. 


Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Also See: Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Building a 200 room Four Seasons Hotel at Their St. Louis Casino; Successfully Negotiated with Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks to Use Similar Name in State of Missouri / November 2007
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. Acquires the 297-suite Embassy Suites Hotel - St. Louis-Downtown from FelCor for $38 million / September 5, 2005


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