ST. LOUIS – November 22, 2021 – St. Louis’ Koplar Properties in partnership with Homebase Partners and Concord Hospitality Enterprises announces the opening of AC Hotel St. Louis, a new destination in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood, located on the eastern edge of the city’s ever-popular Forest Park. Located on York Ave. (215 York Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108), in the heart of St. Louis’ upscale retail district, the seven-story, 192-room hotel will open this December after a $44-million, ground-up build. This will be the first AC Hotel to enter the St. Louis market and further contributes to St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood as a destination for the city.
The 94,300 square-foot hotel will include a state-of-the-art fitness center, intimate meeting and event space, and curated food and beverage program with inspiration from the hotel’s Spanish and European roots at the AC Kitchen and AC Lounge.
President of Koplar Properties Sam Koplar says,
“We are thrilled to team up with Concord Hospitality and HomeBase Partners in opening the first AC Hotel in the St. Louis region. This is the very site where my grandfather started KPLR-TV in 1959, so it is so special to be involved in a new chapter of the story of the CWE’s continuing resurgence.”
The AC Hotel St. Louis Central West End sits in the center of St. Louis’ thriving retail district, just steps from the city’s top restaurants, shops, museums, and world-class art galleries, all nestled among eye-catching public artwork and stunning turn-of-the-century homes. Directly across the street sits Forest Park which hosts a variety of free museums for art and history and the St. Louis Zoo.
Director of Sales, Angela McGaughey says,
“St. Louis is a growing hub of entrepreneurship and offers some of the best attractions for leisure travel in the country. Combined with the city’s rich European history, it was a natural fit to build our first AC Hotel in St. Louis’ Central West End. We’re also very excited to showcase the immense talent here through local artwork on display in the public spaces and other experiences throughout the property.”
The AC Hotel Central West End will blend St. Louis’ urban landscape with minimalist, sophisticated design. St. Louis born artist John O’ Hara was commissioned for a signature piece featured in the bar lounge of the hotel. O’Hara is a self-taught artist known for his large-scale abstract decorative art. His work is included in public and private collections around the world, including famed designer Michael Kors’ showrooms in Milan, Paris, London and New York.
Renowned design firm DLR Group worked on the hotel’s interior design, which hosts a blend of European-inspired motif and comfort, with sleek modern decor, touches of natural wood and clean marble throughout the lobby and guest rooms. The AC Hotel St. Louis approaches every space with optimal comfort and utility which is intentionally designed to maximize space and minimize clutter.
“The hotel design is purposeful, simplistic, and elegant while staying true to our unique aesthetic,” says General Manager Candice Woodring. “We’ve tailored our experiences for business travelers, leisure enthusiasts and locals to all find something at our property. Whether it’s a chic guest room after a long flight or Spanish tapas, signature cocktails and local craft beer with friends, we’ve got something for everyone – business or pleasure.”
AC Hotel guest rooms offer enhanced living space, some looking out to the vibrant Central West End neighborhood. Additional amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center with Peloton, cardio equipment and free weights. The hotel will also serve as an excellent destination for business meetings and events with flexible space to host small meetings and social events such as rehearsal dinners and brunch. The property has also partnered with neighboring restaurant, Edera Italian Eatery, to host larger events with chef-curated menus from Edera’s Executive Chef, Andrew Simon.
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