Hilton has announced that, following a $40 million dollar renovation, the former train depot in St. Louis is its latest addition to Curio – A Collection by Hilton. Opening in 2018, the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, which is owned and operated by Lodging Hospitality Management, can accommodate 539 guests in its rooms and suites in what was formerly the largest and most ornate railway terminal in the United States. The National Historic Landmark is known for its Grand Hall, the hotel’s lobby area with 65-foot ornate vaulted ceilings on which a 3D light show is projected nightly.
The first of several dining options at the hotel is the Station Grille, located on the site of Fred Harvey’s original restaurant at the station. Drinks are served in the iconic Grand Hall, which has local micro-brews, craft ales and signature cocktails named after legendary railroad companies. Finally there is The Market, which has a 1920’s themed Starbucks.
The St. Louis Union Station can accommodate conferences, conventions and events with 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Midway Hall and the Regency Ballroom.
Amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, courtyard and a 24 hour work out facility. The hotel will also include the St. Louis Aquarium, which is set to feature thousands of exotic aquatic species and one of the largest shark collections in the Midwest. The Aquarium will also include a Shark Bridge, which will suspend visitors just inches above the water.
The St. Louis Union Station Hotel is part of Hilton HHonors, the guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 13 hotel brands. Members will receive an additional 1,000 bonus points starting November 17 through March 13, 2017 to celebrate the hotel’s addition to the Curio collection. Gold and Diamond HHonors members staying at St. Louis Union Station will receive complimentary breakfast for up to two registered guests per room and space-available room upgrades.