The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
has completed an extensive renovation of its meeting and event space, it announced yesterday.
Located in downtown Clayton, MO -- a suburban business and shopping district 10 miles west of downtown St. Louis -- the hotel has 30,000 square feet of function space that has been transformed with new technology and décor, as well as new programming to help meeting planners maximize the space.
Among the spaces that were update, for instance, was the 12,750-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, which received updated lighting and A/V, as well as new linens, buffet tables, and flex-back chairs with lumbar support.
The hotel's 3,300-square-foot Amphitheater, meanwhile, received a complete technical makeover. The space now offers tiered desk seating for 140, a 16-by-10 glass rear projection screen with live videoconferencing capabilities, a stage flanked by two large LCD monitors, and a new matrix switcher that allows presenters to show separate content on the projector screen and adjacent monitors.
Other highlights include: new event décor themes, like "Blue Lounge," an evening experience that includes a full-size bar crafted out of sculpted ice; new amenities and table-top features, like herbal-infused hand-bottled waters, individual ice sculptures of the Gateway Arch, and mini pastries inspired by companies' products and logos; new banquet menus with options like made-to-order omelets and self-crafted yogurt parfaits; and new meeting breaks featuring nitro and cold-brew coffees, cookies and milk, St. Louis BBQ, ballpark favorites, or -- in the case of the new "St. Louis Inspirations" break -- local snacks like Fitz's Soda, Billy Goat Chips, Gooey Butter Cake, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, and Toasted Ravioli with Marinara.