By. Chris Stritzel
Even though these Renderings have been around for sometime according to the photo date the computer gives it, they were just publicly released onto Trivers website. The new Renderings reveal what some of the interior of the building will look like. In case no one knows, the Building is the LaSalle building directly North of the Metropolitan Building. While the exterior rendering has been around for some time, the interior offers a new look at how the historical design of the building will be brought back when it opens in the middle in 2018.
As we can see, the hotel’s restaurant (one the second floor) will restore an old fashioned ceiling that was possibly original (but I have never been inside so I don’t know). The restaurant will serve as the breakfast area as well as a public restaurant the will be open in the afternoon and evening on a day to day basis. Take a look at the rendering below to see what I mean.
The hotel rooms is where a unique experience takes place. Not many hotel rooms in St. Louis have bay windows. This hotel will have bay windows in the rooms. Something truly unique. Within all the rooms, the old design of the building shines through the unique drop downs on the ceiling. The bay windows will be a nice place to sit and enjoy the city in all its glory. They will also be a good place to sit and work on a computer and/or have a cup of coffee. All beautifully restored to show the true charm that the LaSalle Building is and was.
However, the rooms appear to be small. Even though there is probably the extra bathroom and closet in the room, it appears quite narrow but that is what is expected when the building itself is very thin.
When the hotel opens in May 2018, it will add no more than 100 rooms to the Downtown market. The downtown hotel market is way over saturated as it is, but the inclusion of this with more than 5 additional hotels in the planning or construction process, downtown will be truly overbuilt in terms of hotel space.
All in all, it is great to see an older building coming back in a new form.