A new lifestyle hospitality concept will be making its debut in St. Louis this November. Situated in the Grand Center Arts District, Angad Arts Hotel will reflect the rich cultural offerings of its neighborhood, which is home to more than 40 museums, galleries and performing arts venues. Housed in the Missouri Theater Building, the 1927 cinema that was birthplace of the Rockettes (before they relocated to New York City), the boutique hotel aims to be a new culture hub with art exhibitions and pop-up performances. Even the staff uniform exudes this local creativity; they were designed by the St. Louis fashion designer Reuben Reuel, creator of the brand Demestik.
What’s more, the Angad Arts Hotel is billed as “the first hotel in the world where guests can select rooms by the emotions of color," to quote the official press release; "green for rejuvenation, yellow for happiness, red for passion, blue for tranquility.” There will be 146 guestrooms, including 38 suites and 25 extended-stay rooms with kitchenettes, decorated with works specially commissioned by local artists.
Chef David Burke will oversee all the F&B outlets, including Grand Tavern by David Burke, the lounge, in-room dining and the rooftop.
The Angad Arts Hotel was developed by St. Louis’ Steve Smith and London-based investor Lord Swarj Paul, who have spent $65 million on transforming the landmark theater. The hotel is named in honor of Paul’s late son Angad. David Miskit, who was once the night manager of the famous Studio 54 nightclub, is the hotel’s executive managing director.