Ballpark Village in St. Louis will see the addition of a hotel in the coming years, as plans have been announced for Live! by Loews-St. Louis.
The Ballpark Village development outside of Busch Stadium is set to be expanded, with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. anticipating that construction on a second phase will commence by the end of 2017. One of the notable amenities that will come from that expansion is Live! by Loews-St. Louis, an estimated $65-million hotel.
As planned, the hotel–a partnership involving Loews Hotels & Co., the Cardinals, and Cordish–will open in late 2019 and will be Lowes’ second Live!-branded hotel. The first has been announced as part of a larger entertainment complex that is being developed by Cordish, the Texas Rangers, and the City of Arlington. Project officials recently announced details behind the hotel planned for St. Louis. More from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
The new Loews hotel will open in late 2019 and have 200 employees, Loews Hotels & Co. chairman and CEO Jonathan Tisch told the Post-Dispatch in a phone interview. “We look for opportunities to partner with first class developers and owners of unique destinations, and that certainly is the case with St. Louis and Ballpark Village,” Tisch said, adding the hotel will draw baseball fans and convention attendees.
The hotel at Clark and 8th streets will have 216 rooms, a fitness facility and 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom and outdoor event terrace. Dallas-based HKS Architects Hospitality Studio is designing the hotels’ exterior architecture and interior design, which will be “influenced by local St. Louis character, including inspiration used for Busch Stadium,” Loews said in a statement.
Loews Hotels & Co., which owns or operates 24 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada, has expanded its Midwest hotel portfolio in recent years with hotels in Chicago and Minneapolis. The company recently announced plans for new 800-room convention center hotel in Kansas City that’s slated to open in 2020.
The hotel is not the only amenity on tap for the $260 million second phase of Ballpark Village. The second phase will have 550,000 square feet of space, and include a new Class-A office building, a 29-story luxury apartment tower, along with new retail and entertainment options.
Rendering courtesy Loews Hotels & Co.