St. Louis Union Station Hotel awarded a McReynolds Award presented by Missouri Preservation
St. Louis Union Station hotel was recently awarded a McReynolds Award, presented by Missouri Preservation. This award recognizes long-term historic preservation projects, which are aiming to create synergy in the field of historic preservation. The continuing relationship between owners Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) and PARIC has been able to transform this project back into a historic St. Louis landmark.
Phase 1 has resulted in dramatic improvements to the Grand Hall, including removal of 1980s additions, upgrading lighting, adding a new wood-paneled bar, and restoring historic terrazzo floors. Lowered ceilings have been removed in the original Ladies Waiting Room, and removal of partition walls have revealed many historic features, including plasterwork, moldings and a fireplace. Retail and restaurant spaces have been renovated, and renovations to the historic Midway, which once again looks like it did when thousands of rail passengers congregated at the turn of the twentieth century to board trains and retrieve their baggage. The historic staircase which wraps around the elevator at the old Terminal Hotel entrance has been restored and returned to operation.
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