Hyatt Regency Plans July Debut for Riverfront Renovations in St. Louis

The Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront in downtown St. Louis has projected a July 2009 completion date for its $63 million transformation, it announced this month. Already underway, the top-to-bottom renovation will encompass the hotel's 910 guest rooms and its 83,000 square feet of meeting space as part of a larger, $4 billion investment into downtown St. Louis by the city and by developers, who hope to revitalize the area and further establish St. Louis as a top Midwest destination.

"This is an exciting time of change for the downtown area and Hyatt is thrilled to be part of it," Managing Director Greg Saunders said in a statement. "Our ideal location near St. Louis' most popular attractions will help bring visitors to the area, showcasing all the downtown area has to offer."

Upon completion of its renovations, the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront will have 350 newly designed guest rooms with 37-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, high-speed Internet access and newly appointed marble bathrooms. It will also have a new pool deck and observation area on its top floor, 52 new luxury suites, a new 3,000-square-foot health club, three new full-service restaurants and a complete makeover of the property's meeting rooms, which will be expanded with two brand new meeting rooms—totaling 4,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space on the property's 18th floor—and updated with new lighting, carpet, furniture and wall coverings, as well as a state-of-the-art energy management system.

Continued Saunders, "Upon completion of our renovation, the hotel's unparalleled location, its stand-alone meeting facilities and renowned Hyatt service will establish Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront not only as the city's premier address, but also as one of the Midwest's leading hotels."

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