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ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), October 5, 2017 - Loews Hotels & Co plans to build its first ever St. Louis hotel, which will be part of Ballpark Village's $260 million expansion project.
Ballpark Village, developed by the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies, is a mixed-use dining and entertainment district adjacent to Busch Stadium. The hotel will debut as Live! by Loews - St. Louis, MO, a partnership between Loews Hotels & Co., The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals.
The $65 million hotel will bring an upscale hospitality experience to downtown St. Louis. Located directly across from Busch Stadium at the intersection of Clark and 8th Streets, Live! by Loews - St. Louis, MO will be a celebration of the rich history of St. Louis, a spectacular destination for sports fans, families, and visitors, as well as a premier location for meetings and special events. The 8-story hotel tower is part of a dynamic plan to complete a full build-out of Clark Street, transforming it into one of the most unique city streets in all of professional sports.
"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. "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, MO will feature:
216 luxury guestrooms, including 19 suites
17,000 square feet of meeting and special event space that boasts incredible views of Busch Stadium, downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch. Located on the hotel's second level, these spaces include:
A Grand Ballroom that flows out to an outdoor amenity deck
An Executive Board Room
Several break out meeting rooms
An expansive, exclusive outdoor event terrace
Great Room Lounge and Outdoor Terrace: A sophisticated central gathering place that offers both indoor and outdoor guest experiences. Located on the first level, the Great Room lounge area and outdoor terrace will provide guests the opportunity to enjoy premier food and beverage offerings, private dining options, and an impressive digital AV experience that showcases sports, entertainment and art.
Fitness facility, lobby and porte-cochere entrance with 24-hour valet services "Loews Hotels & Co is one of the most respected names in hospitality," stated Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. "We are extremely excited to welcome Loews to Ballpark Village and are thrilled to be growing Live! by Loews to another iconic sports anchored destination."
The 550,000 square foot second phase of Ballpark Village being developed in partnership between the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies will feature a 29-story luxury high-rise apartment tower, the first Class-A office building built in downtown St. Louis in nearly thirty years, an upscale, full-service Live! by Loews convention hotel, as well as additional retail and entertainment.
Just as the first phase of Ballpark Village created more than 1,000 construction jobs and 1,700 permanent new jobs when it opened, the second phase of Ballpark Village stands to create 1,500 construction jobs and more than 1,000 permanent new jobs. Plans call for construction to get underway by the end of this year.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The Opening Day for 2016 was particularly special as the Cardinals celebrated the 10th anniversary in Busch Stadium and the 2006 World Championship squad.
Located in the heart of the downtown business district, the facility features classic arched openings similar the nearby Cupples Station warehouses, west of the site. The stadium features a creative use of old and new materials, from red brick and concrete to exposed steel and glass.
The majority of spectators have dramatic views of the Gateway Arch and the downtown St. Louis skyline. The ballpark has expanded bleacher sections, a state-of-the-art video board and entertainment system.
The facility has increased access for fans with disabilities, new escalators and more elevators. Disabled drop-off locations are: Gate 2, at Poplar and Eighth Streets; Gate 4 (Plaza of Champions), at Clark and Eighth Streets; and, Gate 6 on Broadway.
A main-level concourse circles the entire ballpark, providing a 360 degree view of the playing field. Home plate is located in the southwest corner of the site. The stadium features lowered seating and scoreboard heights in center field. A public plaza provides a perfect gathering spot for fans before and after games.
Ballpark Village will again be the place to be before, during and after the game. Since opening in March of 2014, Ballpark Village has hosted more than 5 million visitors of all ages from across the country and brought hundreds of great events to downtown.
Ballpark Village entered its second year in 2015 with the opening of the new Crown Room second-floor lounge in Budweiser Brew House, the addition of two 15-foot television screens in Fox Sports Midwest Live!, a two-sided permanent outdoor stage next to the Busch II infield and greatly improved sightlines into left center field in Busch Stadium.
Gate 2 - on the corner of Eighth and Poplar, outside the Cardinal Club
Gate 4 - on Clark Street, east of the Team Store entrance
Gate 6 - on Broadway, outside Ford Plaza
Ashtrays are stationed outside exit/re-entry Gates 2, 4, and 6. The entire Busch Stadium staff has been trained to direct fans wishing to smoke to the designated exit/re-entry gates and smoking areas outside the ballpark.
Baseball fans can enjoy a variety of family activities from browsing in the gift shop to video games and picnics. Visitors can also view St. Louis baseball memorabilia from its beginnings in 1892 to present in the Cardinals Hall of Fame. Some of the great players include Dizzy Dean, Rogers Hornsby, Stan Musial, Ken Boyer, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and Red Schoendienst.
The sports and entertainment facility is within walking distance of the Scottrade Center and the Gateway Arch.
Directions: Busch Stadium is north of I-64 and just six blocks east of St. Louis Union Station.
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