Vince's St. Louis:
B21 - Renaissance Grand hotel



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Renaissance Grand hotel Built: 1917
Architect: George C. Post
256 ft.
The Statler chain had been gone for ten years in 1966, when the building was renamed the Gateway Hotel.
It limped along for two decades, closed for renovations in 1987, and never reopened.
With the opening of the Convention Center right across the street, and developers clambering for more hotel room space, the Gateway seemed a blatantly obvious choice for renovation.
Yet it sat vacant for years, subject to decay and several fires... until now.
This was the first air-conditioned hotel in the United States.

- The Renaissance Grand Hotel consists of the original Statler Hotel tower and a 23-floor addition, which was constructed in 2001-2002. The HRI Group developed the property, which opened in February 2003.

- The new tower addition stands on the sitte formerly occupied by the Lindell Building.

- It was added to the National Register off Historic Places in 1982.

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