Loews Hotels & Co, the Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals released new hotel renderings and officially broke ground Tuesday on the new $65 million Live! By Loews hotel which will be located inside the second phase of Ballpark Village.
The eight-story Live! By Loews will feature 216 luxury guest rooms, including 19 suites. The hotel and entertainment space will also include a wine and bourbon bar as well as a second terrace bar offering stunning views of Busch Stadium, downtown St. Louis and the Arch.
Live! By Loews is expected to open in early 2020 as part of the $260 million Phase Two of the Ballpark Village development.
The hotel will be the first St. Louis hotel for New York based Loews Hotels & Co and will be part of Ballpark Village’s $260 million phase two expansion. Ballpark Village, developed by The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals, is a mixed-use dining and entertainment district adjacent to Busch Stadium.
“We are thrilled to partner with Loews Hotels & Co on their first St. Louis hotel,” stated Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals in a press release from Loews Hotels & Co. “Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will be an incredible anchor for Ballpark Village and a tremendous step forward in fulfilling our vision of creating a world-class, mixed-use destination next to Busch Stadium.”
Live! by Loews St. Louis will become the second hotel to carry the Live! by Loews name. The first announced location, Live! by Loews Arlington is currently under construction and will open in the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. Live! by Loews Arlington will anchor the $250 million world-class Texas Live! dining, entertainment and hospitality destination, opening August 9, 2018 in partnership between The Cordish Companies, the Texas Rangers and the City of Arlington.
Amenities of Live! by Loews St. Louis Great Room and Outdoor TerraceThe Great Room is a sophisticated lounge that offers both indoor and outdoor guest experiences providing the opportunity to enjoy premier food and beverage offerings, private dining options, and an impressive digital AV experience that showcases sports, entertainment and art.
Located on the first level of the hotel, the Great Room flows from an intimate indoor lounge area to an outdoor terrace featuring an indoor/outdoor bar called the Gashouse Gang, a nod to the baseball team of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934. This heritage of the Gashouse Gang will be celebrated on an exterior wall where the names of each player from this team will be honored in a custom piece of art. The outdoor terrace will feature significant seating with fire pits and gas lantern Open Display Kitchen and Wine BarThis dual-purpose area on the first floor will offer two unique guest experiences. During the day, an open display kitchen will offer breakfast and brunch options and at night, the space will become a chef-driven wine and cocktail bar where guests will be able to enjoy a careful selection of wine, craft cocktails made by the finest mixologists and farm-to-table menu options. Bourbon BarDesigned with the soft amber glow of whisky in mind, guests will be able to enjoy a highly exclusive selection of bourbon within this special amenity space on the first floor. The Bourbon Bar will offer the perfect place for guests to unwind, as well a one-of-a-kind private event space for intimate parties. One-hundred-year-old traveling trunks used to transport Cardinals equipment are incorporated into the room’s wood work and add a special historic element to this space. Second Level Terrace BarLocated on the hotel’s second level amenity deck, the Terrace Bar will boast incredible views of Busch Stadium, downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch. An upscale bar and lounge area, the Terrace Bar will feature an exclusive cocktail menu, as well as significant seating with fire pits and an expansive media wall. The Terrace Bar will be partially covered by a permanent roof, allowing guests to still enjoy an open-air atmosphere. Grand Ballroom, Meeting and Special Event SpaceAlso located on the hotel’s second level, Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will feature 17,000 square feet of meeting and special event space, showing off the same incredible views of the St. Louis skyline. The east side of the Grand Ballroom features all glass doors which will be able to open up to an exclusive event lawn. Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO will also feature an Executive Board Room and several break out meeting rooms.