St. Louis Union Sta­tion Ho­tel joins Cu­rio - A Col­lec­tion by Hil­tontm

A COL­LEC­TION BY HIL­TONTM

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One of the most trea­sured land­marks in the Gate­way City is the lat­est ad­di­tion to Cu­rio - A Col­lec­tion by Hil­tontm, a global set of dis­tinc­tive up­scale and lux­ury ho­tels hand-picked for trav­el­ers seek­ing lo­cal dis­cov­ery and au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ences.

Fol­low­ing a $40 mil­lion trans­for­ma­tion, St. Louis Union Sta­tion Ho­tel, Cu­rio Col­lec­tion by Hil­ton of­fers busi­ness and leisure guests 539 lux­u­ri­ous rooms and suites in what was once the largest and most or­nate rail­way ter­mi­nal in the United States with some guest room floors de­signed and fur­nished with a rail­road theme. Built in 1894 and con­verted to a ho­tel in 1985, the National His­toric Land­mark in down­town St. Louis is well-known for its iconic jewel - the mas­sive Grand Hall, a lobby lounge area with 65-foot or­nate vaulted ceil­ings on which a daz­zling 3D light show is pro­jected nightly. “Across the Cu­rio col­lec­tion, we take pride in of­fer­ing guests unique ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ences that ex­ude lo­cal fla­vor so, we wel­come the land­mark St. Louis Union Sta­tion Ho­tel to Cu­rio,” said Mark No­gal, global head, Cu­rio - A Col­lec­tion by Hil­ton. “With its lu­mi­nes­cent Grand Hall and eclec­tic ameni­ties, this iconic prop­erty al­lows guests to dis­cover all St. Louis has to of­fer and en­riches our grow­ing global brand.” Coin­cid­ing with the ho­tel’s open­ing is a St. Louis con­cert at the Pe­abody Opera House by Grammy-nom­i­nated record­ing artist Gavin De­graw, who has penned a Lo­cal Guide about hot spots in St. Louis - in­clud­ing St. Louis Union Sta­tion - as part of the #Ci­ties­by­cu­rio pro­gram.

The Ho­tel’s “Grand” Cen­ter­piece

Built in 1894 of In­di­ana lime­stone and rem­i­nis­cent of a French Cas­tle, St. Louis Union Sta­tion re­tains many charm­ing ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures from its past, such as orig­i­nal mo­saic tile work, the mys­te­ri­ous Ro­manesque “whis­per­ing arch” and the sig­na­ture 280-foot clock tower. Its cen­ter­piece is the his­toric Grand Hall, where guests can en­joy lo­cal craft beers and sea­son­ally in­spired small plate of­fer­ings be­neath gold-leaf ceil­ings sur­rounded by Ro­manesque arches and stained glass win­dows. Pro­jected on the Grand Hall’s 65-foot tall ceil­ings and across the en­tire space, the nightly 3D light show com­prises 30 vi­gnettes, all stretch­ing the bar­rier of cre­ative de­sign, in­no­va­tion and story-telling. The first of its kind high-def­i­ni­tion pro­jec­tion map­ping ex­pe­ri­ence in the United States, the award-win­ning ex­trav­a­ganza cap­ti­vates guests of all ages via vi­gnettes told though sound, mu­sic and cut­ting edge 3D an­i­ma­tion.

Dis­tin­guished Din­ing, Elab­o­rate Events

Culi­nary op­tions abound at the AAA Four Di­a­mond St. Louis Union Sta­tion Ho­tel: • Sta­tion Grille - on the site of the sta­tion’s orig­i­nal restau­rant op­er­ated by Fred Har­vey, a leg­endary 18th cen­tury rail­road din­ing mag­nate - con­tin­ues a decades-long tra­di­tion of fine din­ing. • Grand Hall of­fers a re­lax­ing respite, with lo­cal mi­cro-brews, craft ales and sig­na­ture cock­tails named for leg­endary rail­road com­pa­nies com­ple­ment­ing the nightly light show which in­cludes fa­vorites such as the “Union Pa­cific” and “Cal­i­for­nia Ze­phyr.” • The Mar­ket houses a 1920’s-themed Star­bucks de­signed with an or­nate drink­ing fountain and fire­place dat­ing to the build­ing’s ori­gins. St. Louis Union Sta­tion can host con­fer­ences, con­ven­tions, ex­hibits, so­cial galas and events of any size, thanks to 100,000 square feet of meet­ing space that in­cludes the vast and his­toric Mid­way Hall and the glorious Re­gency Ball­room.

Ameni­ties That Re­lax and Enthrall

Guests seek­ing ex­er­cise or re­lax­ation while stay­ing at St. Louis Union Sta­tion may: • En­joy the sea­sonal out­door swim­ming pool and

sur­round­ing court­yard • Work out in the 24-hour fit­ness cen­ter • Take a leisurely stroll to nu­mer­ous down­town at­trac­tions, restau­rants, gal­leries and night­clubs - such as the Gate­way Arch, Busch Sta­dium and Pe­abody Opera House Dur­ing the 2016 win­ter hol­i­day sea­son, Hol­i­days at Union Sta­tion will fea­ture 14 fam­ily at­trac­tions and ex­pe­ri­ences -

in­clud­ing the Santa Ex­press Train Ride - for one of the largest cel­e­bra­tions in the Mid­west. Visit hol­i­daysat­u­nion­sta­tion.com for sched­ules and ticket or­der­ing in­for­ma­tion. In 2018, the prop­erty will also house the 75,000-square-foot St. Louis Aquar­ium, now un­der con­struc­tion and set to fea­ture thou­sands of exotic aquatic species. The aquar­ium will also host one of the largest shark col­lec­tions in the Mid­west and fea­ture Shark Bridge which will sus­pend visi­tors just inches above the wa­ter.

“St. Louis Union Sta­tion per­fectly blends sophisticated his­tor­i­cal fea­tures with modern con­ve­niences and fam­i­lyfriendly ac­tiv­i­ties, for a ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence un­like any other,” said Steve O’lough­lin, pres­i­dent and COO, Lodg­ing Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment, prop­erty owner. “We are de­lighted to join the Cu­rio col­lec­tion of hand-picked up­scale and lux­ury ho­tels that blend au­then­tic­ity with Hil­ton’s global rep­u­ta­tion and award­win­ning ser­vices.” St. Louis Union Sta­tion Ho­tel, Cu­rio Col­lec­tion by Hil­ton is part of Hil­ton Hhonors, the award-win­ning guest-loy­alty pro­gram for Hil­ton’s 13 dis­tinct ho­tel brands. Hil­ton Hhonors mem­bers who book di­rectly with Hil­ton save time and money and gain in­stant ac­cess to the ben­e­fits they care about most. For­merly a Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton ho­tel, St. Louis Union Sta­tion is owned and op­er­ated by Lodg­ing Hos­pi­tal­ity Man­age­ment. St. Louis Union Sta­tion Ho­tel, Cu­rio Col­lec­tion by Hil­ton is lo­cated at 1820 Mar­ket Street, St. Louis, Mis­souri 63103. The ho­tel of­fers valet park­ing, and is just a short Metrolink rail sys­tem ride to Lam­bert In­ter­na­tional Air­port and a va­ri­ety of other des­ti­na­tions through­out the St. Louis area.

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