St. Louis Gets First LEED-Certified Hotel

The Embassy Suites St. Louis – Downtown has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it announced yesterday.

The hotel, which has 212 guest rooms and over 6,000 square feet of meeting space, is the only LEED-certified hotel in St. Louis. Adjacent to the America’s Center Convention Center, it’s located in the historic 601 Washington Lauren Building, which achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as sustainable business strategies.

“This coveted certification is recognition of our commitment to create a sustainable project that redeveloped an important building in an area that connects our region’s convention center with the Gateway Arch and we are pleased to be able to provide visitors and convention-goers with a green option for their lodging,” says Amos Harris, president of Spinnaker St. Louis and developer of the Mercantile Exchange district (MX), the downtown entertainment district of which the hotel is a part.

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