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Arch City May 3, 2007 5:15 AM

ST. LOUIS | Four Seasons Hotel | HEIGHT | 24 FLOORS

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St. Louis is about to become the Midwest's second city to have a Four Seasons Hotel. The project is currently under construction.

Executives of Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment announced yesterday that they had reached an agreement to have their hotel operate under the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts flag. The 24-story state-of-the-art hotel, which will be illuminated at night, is an anchor of Pinnacle's massive casino just north of Laclede's Landing. "The tower will be illuminated from within at night with a striking arc of light, creating a new square icon in the downtown skyline."

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Pinnacle's casino and resort, named Lumière Place, is expected to be open for business by the end of this year. The hotel will be atop a new parking garage, with views overlooking downtown St. Louis. The hotel will have 200 rooms and a 12,000-square-foot spa. Several restaurants will also be on site including an upscale steakhouse.

In November, Pinnacle announced subsequent phases to the 20-acre development could top $1 billion. The first phase is nearly $500-million. Additional phases, based on market demand, include plans for eight residential buildings totaling 375 condos, and 220,810 square feet of commercial space.

trvlr70 May 3, 2007 1:28 PM

This is great news for the city. I'm not one for status symbols, but in the hospitality business, this is certainly a sign that St. Louis has arrived at a certain level of prestige.

In my humble opinion, as the Midwest's "Second City", this is very positive development.

Evergrey May 3, 2007 1:36 PM

wow... the Midwest's 2nd City is booming with skyscraper construction!

djvandrake May 3, 2007 5:19 PM


Originally Posted by Evergrey (Post 2811762)
wow... the Midwest's 2nd City is booming with skyscraper construction!

Booming might be a bit of an overstament, but it's still great to see this growth and the addition of the Four Seasons will only make it better.

I drive past this construction site every day, and they are really coming along. The view from downtown and the 70 isn't going to be all that great (mostly parking garage unless you're back a bit). The view from the south will be the money shot. :)

I hope the cladding looks better once it's all put up, because the bit that I can see from the freeway looks very bland. :yuck:

trvlr70 May 4, 2007 4:00 PM

I just read that part of the problem in getting the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis lied with the Lodge at Four Season at the Lake of the Ozarks. Apparently, they owned the name "Four Seasons" in Missouri but luckily a deal has been reached.

newstl2020 Jun 4, 2007 7:54 AM

Construction Update:

View of the site in relation to downtown:

Top portion of the building so far:

View from the river:

Side angle:

Construction materials at the site:

There were four of these flatbeds on the street next to the site. I don't think it's cladding because of the size of the panels. Anyone have any ideas as to what the panels are for?

I know the cladding is supposed to look great when finished, but as of right now...WTF IS GOING ON? It just looks like randomly dispersed darkness amidst a see of light green. Im holding out final opinion until it is finished. I really hope this building does a 180 towards iconic status for the correct reasons.

newstl2020 Jun 14, 2007 7:45 PM

Picture update 6/14/07
New steel on the top of the building, and they are continuing with the cladding on both the North and South sides of the building now.

djvandrake Jun 15, 2007 3:09 AM

The glass on the south side looks downright slick. Very nice. :tup:

The stuff on the north side??? I don't know what the plan is for that, but hopefully it'll improve soon. It seems to be a random grouping of solid and clear panels now, that isn't making much sense.

Good to see the progress. I stil wish this thing were 10 stoires taller, but it's a great addition. :yes:

newstl2020 Jun 15, 2007 3:16 AM

Yeah I'll agree, the south side looks great as of now. However, I'm thinking that the glass that is currently see-through right now is going to be the final tone of the glass (a great thing!). If you look closely, some of the panels on the North-side are half see-through, half solid. It seems to me as though the back of the panels (facing the interior) are covered in a removable sheet. True or not? Beats me, but I sure hope thats the case.

newstl2020 Jun 20, 2007 6:56 AM

So they are officially in overtime mode on this one. I guess they are in a hurry to get finished before winter. Cladding teams were working on the West and South sides of the building at 12:30 tonight, seems a little late, but if they want to clad in 24 hour shifts that's fine with me! Let's get this illuminating the St. Louis sky as soon as possible!

newstl2020 Jun 28, 2007 10:07 PM

We're starting to really pick up on this one! Looks as though the steel is topped out on the roof and they are about 3 levels higher on the cladding right now. I went by last night and let me tell you, the view of this from downtown is going to be incredible when finished. I caught a reflection of the arch in the green-tinted windows and the sight was nothing less than stunning! (no camera though...very angry at myself) Will get another picture update soon, hopefully by tommorow.

Evergrey Oct 27, 2007 1:37 AM


djvandrake Oct 27, 2007 6:28 PM


Originally Posted by Evergrey (Post 3129423)

Here's a shot from the webcam.

I have to admit I'm not real thrilled with the way this project is turning out. I drive by it twice a day on I-70 and have watched it go up. The glass is rather poor quality and this whole swoosh crown just is looking more tacky by the day. It certainly looks better from the river side which is where people will enter the casino from.

There's also been a touch of controversy because of the hiring practices of this place. Basically you need to be pretty easy on the eyes to have a shot at working here. (it's a casino, what the hell did people expect). The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a front page piece that stated "Unattractive Need Not Apply".

Arch City Jul 10, 2008 12:44 AM

Shots of the Four Seasons-St. Louis

ethereal_reality Jul 10, 2008 1:20 AM

Why are there lounge chairs in the shallow fountain?

The view of the Arch is stunning.

Austinlee Jul 10, 2008 2:40 AM

I think the rendering looked better than the final product but it is pretty nice nonetheless.

That's a great hotel to have in a city and is a testament to a good local economy.

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