Drawing inspiration from the building’s late-19th century architecture, Baskervill worked with owner Inland American Lodging Advisor and Hilton Worldwide on an interior renovation to the historic Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch. Originally constructed in 1888 as the headquarters for Merchant Laclède National Bank, the building’s restrained ornamentation, cast iron detailing, and Classical Revival touches set the tone for the interior renovation. Updates to the guestrooms and public spaces, including the presidential suite, lobby, bar, and restaurant, fuse the old world architecture of the building with classic modern updates and amenities. A refined, elegant palette of tans, creams, and metallics pairs with rich wood tones and pops of vibrant emerald for a subtle, sophisticated feel. Artwork, specifically selected and custom-designed by the design team for the space, plays with the scale and texture of currency, offering a unique nod to the hotel’s prior life as a bank.

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