Chemical Building Renovation to Elevate Downtown Vitality
The Chemical Building in downtown St. Louis will be the latest historic building to be transformed from gloom to glam, infusing a jolt of excitement just steps from the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station. Restoration St. Louis, led by Amy and Amrit Gill, has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the 17-story structure…
New Downtown Cuisine
How the Ritz Carlton chef started something fresh and unique. Before spending time in the Caribbean as the executive chef for the Ritz Carlton group of hotels, Matt Birkenmeier, "Chef Birk” began his culinary journey at Cousin Hugo’s Bar …
Local developer to buy Chemical Building, plans $54M renovation
Restoration St. Louis, the local developer behind Hotel Saint Louis, has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Chemical Building. BSI Constructors Inc. and Checkmate Design, which both worked on Hotel Saint Louis' renovation, have been tapped for the redevelopment...
Restoration St. Louis Plots Different Course for the Chemical Building
Before Morgan Communities, of Buffalo New York acquired the building, Amy and Amrit Gill of Restoration St. Louis sought, and even at one point had the building under contract, to acquire the Chemical Building and redevelop it. They ultimately jumped ship when they turned their full attention to Hotel Saint Louis at the neighboring 705 Olive Street…
Hotel Saint Louis might be expanding—Restoration St. Louis is eyeing its next-door neighbor, the historic Chemical Building.
Co-founders Amy and Amrit Gill—the team behind Hotel Saint Louis' restoration—want to turn the Chemical Building into an extension featuring an additional 84 guest rooms, 72 luxury apartments, a ballroom, a restaurant, and a rooftop bar. When Hotel Saint Louis opened in December 2018 in the Louis Sullivan–designed Union Trust Building…
Gills again have Chemical Building under contract with plans to expand Hotel St. Louis, add apartments
Just months after opening Hotel St. Louis in the historic Union Trust building, Amy and Amrit Gill are setting their sights on another downtown architectural gem: the Chemical Building. The Gills’ Restoration St. Louis entered into a letter of intent to acquire the 17-story red brick and terra cotta Chemical Building, located at 721 Olive Street, next door to Hotel…
Vacant, historic downtown building to be restored to its former glory
The old Chemical Building on Olive Street will be connected to Hotel Saint Louis, adding hotel rooms, luxury apartments, a restaurant and rooftop bar . An ornate downtown St. Louis building that stands out with its red brick, elaborate design and intricate teal ground floors is about to get a makeover. Restoration St. Louis has entered into a letter of…
Restoration St. Louis aims to remake downtown restoring architectural gems
Hotel St. Louis is a throwback to an era when this city was the fourth largest in the country. It’s been restored to its former beauty and brought in the 21st century. Now it’s getting a next-door neighbor. The two buildings go hand-in-hand simply because we came we were brought down here to try and bring this section of the community back to life….
Gills again have Chemical Building under contract with plans to expand Hotel St. Louis, add apartments
Just months after opening Hotel St. Louis in the historic Union Trust building, Amy and Amrit Gill are setting their sights on another downtown architectural gem: the Chemical Building. The Gills’ Restoration St. Louis entered into a letter of intent to acquire the 17-story red brick and terra cotta Chemical Building, located at 721 Olive Street, next door…
… Plus we welcome Amy Gill in studio to talk about Hotel St. Louis. Amy and her husband Amrit lead Restoration St. Louis, which has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the revitalization of architecturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and thriving communities throughout the country.
Building St. Louis: Hotel Saint Louis adds an upscale option downtown
Hotel Saint Louis’ renovation and conversion of the Union Trust Co. Building brought life back to a nearly vacant building in the heart of downtown St. Louis.
We Tried It: Hotel Saint Louis' CBD-infused facial
“No, you don’t get high.” Hotel Saint Louis (705 Olive), a renovation of a Louis Sullivan building, opened its doors back in December of last year, but the hotel has kept busy with the addition of its Form Skybar on March 4 and the debut of its street-level full-service spa. The spa's services range from manicures to haircuts to cannabidiol-infused…
Historic Warrior gets extensive facelift
Plans to restore the Warrior Hotel to its former glory have come and gone over the past 40 years, but this time, Amy and Amrit gill, owners of Restoration St. Louis, say rehabilitation of the historic building is a “done deal.” The humming of construction equipment echoed through the Warrior on a Monday afternoon in early February as…
Form Skybar opens downtown atop Hotel Saint Louis with 20-item food menu
Food follows function at the historic spot, offering scenic views of Busch Stadium and beyond. Form Skybar opened atop the Hotel Saint Louis this week in a rooftop space that was at one time a conservatory. The 125-seat room offers scenic views of downtown, down river, and Busch Stadium. (Some guests joked they could just hang out there until…
Hotel Saint Louis gives new life to a Louis Sullivan design
The $68 million renovation from Amrit and Amy Gill’s Restoration St. Louis combines classic elegance with touches of modern luxury. Ornate and original to the building, Hotel Saint Louis' golden elevator doors are a cynosure of its design, in addition to the numerous fleur-de-lis decorative motifs, the rotary phones on guest-room floors, and…
Hotel Saint Louis opens year-round rooftop bar
Hotel Saint Louis has opened its 16th-floor rooftop bar at the Louis Sullivan-designed Union Trust building at 705 Olive St. downtown. Form Skybar offers sweeping views of downtown St. Louis, shareable plates and an extensive list of craft alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. The 2,480-square-foot bar is named after Sullivan'…
Rooftop bar opens in downtown St. Louis
Form Skybar, the 16th floor rooftop bar, opens at Hotel Saint Louis. Form Skybar, at Hotel Saint Louis, opens March 4, providing customers with sweeping views of downtown St. Louis and shareable plates that represent the city’s international heritage. The 2,480-square foot bar, under the direction of local Executive Chef Matthew Birkenmeier…
New rooftop bar now open at Hotel Saint Louis
Monday, Hotel Saint Louis opened its 16th-floor rooftop bar, Form Skybar, that offers sweeping views of the city and tasty St. Louis comfort food. The 2,480-square foot bar sits atop the Louis Sullivan-designed building and features retractable windows, a rooftop pool and a menu crafted to pay tribute to St. Louis’ international heritage…
Three Tidbits: Form Skybar commencin', sweet pepper pickin', not enough plate pullin'
Rooftop bars are on the rise of late in St. Louis. The latest player in the high-level game: Form Skybar, opening today atop the new Hotel Saint Louis, located in the renovated Louis Sullivan–designed Union Trust Building downtown. The 16th-floor space, which takes its name from Sullivan’s philosophy that form follows function…
Form Skybar Is Now Open in Downtown St. Louis
It may be positively frigid outside, but your new summer hangout is open for drinks and dinner as of today. Soaring sixteen floors above downtown St. Louis, Form Skybar (705 Olive Street) is located on the original rooftop of the Louis Sullivan-designed building, which is now the Hotel Saint Louis. The room is glassed in on three…
Letting In The Light
Glazier Local Union 513 members John Raftery (left) and Keith Fleigher install stained glass in the skylight over the lobby of Hotel Saint Louis on Thursday. The installation of the stained glass is one of the finishing touches being put on the $55 million renovation of the Union Trust Building, which was designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan and…
STL LIVE - Hotel Saint Louis
Welcome back we have Amy & Amrit Gill with us to talk about the newly renovated Hotel St. Louis. Hotel Saint Louis is being brought back to life by owners of Restoration Saint Louis, and only the second owners in the history of the building. Welcome Amy & Amrit Gill, to the show.
Schankman’s St. Louis: Hotel Saint Louis Brings New Ideas to a Famous Old Building
At 705 Olive Street, in Downtown St. Louis, the old Union Trust Building is now Hotel Saint Louis. “There is something very special we are trying to tell, we are trying to evoke sort of the feeling that travelers got 150 years ago,” said Amrit Gill, President of Restoration St. Louis, the company that notably turned the old Coronado Hotel into apartment…
HAPPY HOUR: UNION 30’S COMFORTABLY NUMB
So here is the way I was told to drink the Comfortably Numb cocktail served at Union 30, a restaurant located inside the smashing Hotel Saint Louis. See that little bud sitting in a white dish at the side of the drink? It’s a Szechuan button flower. I was told to eat the button and then take a soothing sip of cocktail. Can’t believe I listened. That bud…
The Trish Set: The Power Couple Behind St. Louis’ Newest Hotel & More!
Amrit and Amy Gill, the power couple behind Restoration St. Louis, have unveiled their latest showpiece with the opening of the Hotel Saint Louis downtown. The former Louis Sullivan-designed Union Trust building on Olive Street underwent a $68-million renovation to become the first-ever Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in St. Louis…
Episode 31: Hotel Saint Louis
What started with the renovation of one building in University City has evolved into the restoration of hundreds of buildings across St. Louis.
Amy and Amrit Gill of Restoration STL look at a crumbling building and see a future home or a chance to rebuild a neighborhood one brick at a time. The husband and wife team has restored 400 …
Old architect, new St. Louis hotel being celebrated for Valentine's Day
If your valentine's fancy turns toward classic architecture, or hotel tours, then the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation has just the ticket. The non-profit building-lovers group will host an event — romantically and factually billed as "For the Love of Louis” — starting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Hotel St. Louis, 705 Olive Street. The 14-story building formerly was the Union Trust Building, designed in 1892 by architect Louis Sullivan and opened in 1893.
A Valentine's Day guide to restaurants across St. Louis
Union 30: The recently opened restaurant in Hotel Saint Louis is offering a Sweetheart's Dinner. To start the evening, sip rosé with Lover's Lobster Bisque with cognac foam and Sweetheart Crab Cakes with tarragon beurre. Then select a salad, as well as king crab filet oscar, salmon wellington with charred lemon caper cream, chicken flamingo…
HOTEL SAINT LOUIS, UNION 30 RESTAURANT AND FAMOUS BARR FRENCH ONION SOUP
St. Louis has a new hotel and it’s a stunner. Believing hotels should be rated for not only guest comforts, but also capturing “a sense of place,” I’d rate Hotel Saint Louis a perfect 10. Well… make that 9-1/2 as it’s hard to find free parking. (A paid lot sits across the street and the hotel offers valet service.) Other than parking, Hotel Saint Louis delights on so many levels.
Amrit and Amy Gill started their careers in construction, but along the way, they became what Amy Gill calls “building huggers,” fascinated with architecture and the historic spaces around them. In 2001, the husband-and-wife team founded their own development company called Restoration St. Louis, with the mission of strengthening…
Hotel Saint Louis Adds Historic Charm to Downtown St. Louis
If you walk one block north and one block east of the 8th & Pine MetroLink Station, you’ll come across the Union Trust building at 705 Olive Street, a historic architectural jewel that has found new life as downtown St. Louis’ newest hotel – Hotel Saint Louis.
From the 16-story wrought-iron staircase and arched windows to the elaborate terra cotta trim, cornice, cast-iron embellishments and balustrade panels, the $68 million renovation by Restoration St. Louis not only pays homage to world-renowned architect Louis Sullivan, but is a tribute to the city’s vibrant historical and cultural breadth.
Landmark St. Louis Building Transformed into Luxury Hotel
The Louis Sullivan-designed Union Trust Company building in St. Louis, Mo., is now the city’s first Autograph Hotel. Sullivan, known as the “father of the skyscraper,” designed the landmark building in 1893 and it is one of only 30 surviving Sullivan buildings in the world. A $68 million renovation transformed the building into the luxury Hotel Saint Louis…
Hotel Saint Louis to Open in Louis Sullivan-designed Union Trust Building
From the 16-story naval blue wrought-iron staircase and arched windows to the elaborate terra cotta trim, cornice, cast-iron embellishments and balustrade panels, the $68 million renovation of the new Hotel Saint Louis, located at 705 Olive St., is not only an homage to its world-renowned architect Louis Sullivan but a tribute to the city's vibrant historical and cultural breadth.
Checking In At The New Hotel Saint Louis
By the time Amy and Amrit Gill set about restoring the Union Trust building in downtown St. Louis, it had the usual markings of a century-old building that had sat mostly vacant for a few years. The windows needed repairs; the elevators were breaking down; parts of the terra cotta facade were deteriorating; the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems all needed updating. “And there was a lot of green shag carpeting,” Amy Gill says. It was nothing the Gills hadn’t seen before. The husband-and-wife team behind development firm Restoration St. Louis have restored or rehabilitated a number of old buildings around the city, and have opened hotels in historic structures in Davenport, Iowa, and Sioux City, Iowa, as well.
Now open: Union 30 offers St. Louis traditions and creative comfort food
Union 30, the restaurant inside developers Amy and Amrit Gill's new Hotel St. Louis downtown, aims to celebrate the breadth of St. Louis culinary tradition. On its menu are nods to both classic local recipes (Mayfair salad dressing, Famous-Barr French onion soup) and contemporary trends (avocado toast, barbecue). “It gave me a blank palette,”…
Why Hotel Saint Louis is the Gills' love letter to the city
There's a little piece of the city everywhere at downtown's newest hotel, including Red Hot Riplets and portraits of famous St. Louisians.
Hotel Saint Louis-The Restoration of this Louis Sullivan Treasure
As one of 30 buildings left standing that was designed by Louis Sullivan and one of two in St. Louis (Wainwright Building is the other), the newly restored Hotel Saint Louis is a shining example of how revitalization can enhance communities. Restoration St. Louis' Amrit and Amy Gill reflect on their efforts to being the old Union Trust Building…
First Look: Union 30 inside Hotel Saint Louis
Union 30, the latest addition to the downtown dining scene, opened softly on Thursday, Dec. 20, inside the new Hotel Saint Louis in the recently renovated Union Trust Building at 705 Olive St. “We really want to celebrate St. Louis,” said executive chef Matt Birkenmeier, adding “we’re not the typical hotel restaurant.” Birkenmeier, who most recently…
Union 30 Now Open at Hotel Saint Louis, Serving Midwest-Southern Comfort Classics Downtown
A brand-new hotel and full-service restaurant recently debuted in the the heart of Downtown St. Louis. Union 30 softly opened inside Hotel Saint Louis on Dec. 20, featuring a full bar as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner menus inspired by mainstay St. Louis comfort foods, crafted with a variety of local ingredients. Husband-and-wife duo…
A peek inside Union 30 in downtown St. Louis
Located in the new Hotel Saint Louis, the restaurant brings another elevated hotel dining option to the heart of the city. Hotel Saint Louis is the second hotel to open in the city in the same number of months. (The Angad Arts Hotel opened in Grand Center in November). It’s noteworthy that both opened in storied buildings listed on the National Register…
Hotel Saint Louis Combines Historic Charm and Modern Convenience in Downtown Saint Louis
Our beloved city is getting yet another charming Upper Upscale Boutique Hotel! At the end of 2018, the doors will open at Hotel Saint Louis – an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott. The outside of this hotel is the former Union Trust Building, while the hipstoric inside is everything one would expect from a Marriott. “Hipstoric” because of the…
Restoring a ‘treasure’: New boutique hotel opens in downtown St. Louis
For one couple, Hotel St. Louis is the next piece of the downtown turnaround. The building is rare. "This is a treasure. There are only 30 Louis Sullivan buildings left in the world," said Amrit Gill. It's also historical. "This is one of the first high rises in the entire country," he added. And the renovation is impressive. "This used to be an office building." The Gills…
Former Union Trust Building Debuts Today as Hotel Saint Louis
Renovations at a historic Louis Sullivan building in downtown St. Louis are complete. The former Union Trust building is now Hotel Saint Louis, and it officially opened its doors to guests today. The $55 million renovation on the building, which had sat vacant since 2013, led to some amazing discoveries. "Just (Tuesday) we found a…
Hotel St. Louis opens in historic Union Trust building downtown
Hotel St. Louis is now open, concluding a three-year effort from Restoration St. Louis to bring the historic Union Trust building downtown back to life. Designed by famed architect Louis Sullivan, the 14-story Union Trust at 705 Olive Street had been largely vacant since 2013. Amy and Amrit Gill of Restoration St. Louis bought the 1893 structure in…
Downtown hotel, restaurant open following $65 million renovation
Union 30, downtown's newest restaurant, is now open inside the newly renovated Union Trust Building, located at 705 Olive St. St. Louis-based Restoration St. Louis is behind the rehab of the historic structure, which it turned into a boutique hotel called Hotel Saint Louis that also opened Thursday. Amy and Amrit Gill, owners of the development…
In St. Louis, Landmarks Are Given New Life As Fine Hotels
These days the traffic flow on plenty of downtown St. Louis streets is restricted by construction barriers in front of busy work sites. But the work is thankfully not about tear-downs of historic buildings as continues in many major cities (talking to you, NYC), but a restoration of this city’s downtown that has seen its ups and downs over decades…
City approves $16.5M tax credit guarantee for Warrior project
The City Council gave the Warrior Hotel and Davidson Building renovation project the green light Monday by voting to amend an existing agreement with the developer. The council voted 3-1 to amend the agreement and guarantee $16.5 million in historic tax credits, bringing the city's total financial commitment to the project…
Two boutique hotels opening downtown, adding new life to dormant stretch of Olive Street
Construction crews are nearing the end of two downtown St. Louis boutique hotel projects that could help revitalize a quarter-mile stretch of Olive Street in the Central Business District. Restoration St. Louis, a development firm owned by Amy and Amrit Gill, will soon complete a $55 million renovation of the Louis Sullivan-designed Union Trust building…
The Current Iowa Hotel Chooses TOTO's WASHLET
TOTO, the world's largest plumbing manufacturer with more than $4.9 billion in annual sales, announced today that over 20,000 guests of The Current Iowa have experienced its WASHLET S300e high-tech bidet seat, which the sleek, art-inspired hotel installed in each of its 78 guest rooms and suites. Developers and spouses Amy and Amrit…
Hotel construction booming in St. Louis City to help attract conventions
Hotel construction is booming in the City of St. Louis, but most people have no idea what's going on. However, that potential for growth is expected to pay dividends with convention business in the days ahead.
“Right now, there are 13 (hotels) planned. The aggregate total is approximately $750 million worth of construction,” said Harry Lunt, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Innkeeper Hospitality Services, LLC.
When Hibernian is done, entire block will be renovated
One of the most intact historic blocks in downtown Davenport — a row of five buildings all listed on the National Register of Historic Places — is nearing the homestretch of being totally rehabbed, with developers closing in on Hibernian Hall. Y&J Properties is about three months away from creating 11 loft apartments and two ground-floor…
Scott Community College Urban Campus: College leaders thank campus supporters
Lots of name-reading, thanking and clapping. That largely sums up the ribbon-cutting and formal opening Thursday at Scott Community College's new Urban Campus in downtown Davenport. Leading the list of people thanked was Richard "Dick" Bittner, trustee of the Bechtel Trusts whose lead gift of $1.3 million "launched and…
St. Louis Proud: Restoring century-old buildings
Restoration St. Louis is restoring the Union Trust Building along Olive Street downtown. Built in 1892, the building is one of two still standing in St. Louis designed by world-renowned architect Louis Sullivan. Sullivan is known as the father of the skyscraper, and this restoration means bringing back all of the original details of his…
Iowa: A trip up the Mississippi River Road offers plenty of options to keep a family happy
The Hahns are not a fancy people. We didn’t want much out of our spring break. The adults just wanted to see new things, drink some local beer, learn some local history, not spend too much money, stay in a swanky hotel or two and enjoy a few decent meals that didn’t include chicken fingers. The kids, Alice, 8, and Leo, 10, simply wanted to swim in the pool..
Clayton's historic Seven Gables Inn sold to Restoration St. Louis
Restoration St. Louis has closed on its purchase of the Seven Gables Inn in Clayton. Restoration St. Louis CEO Amy Gill said the development firm, which was developer behind such projects as The Moolah Theatre & Lounge near St. Louis University and the under-construction Hotel Saint Louis downtown, will invest $3.5 million into improving the 32-room hotel...
Top 150+ 2018: No. 142 BSI Constructors Inc.
In 2017, BSI completed nearly a dozen projects including: Kiener Plaza, Wells Fargo Café, Fox Theatre parking garage, Nazareth Living Center Phase 1, Jesuit Archives, The IWillows at Brooking Park, BJC Hospice House, Great Circle and St. Joe Cottleville Parish Center. It has more on deck, with Hotel Saint Louis...
Sioux City Council approves Warrior/Davidson development agreement
The $56 million project to renovate the Warrior Hotel and Davidson buildings downtown continued to move forward Monday as it received the go-ahead for at least $12 million in financial assistance from the city. The Sioux City Council voted 4-0 to approve a development agreement that will.. [sioux city journal]
Sioux City approves at least $12M in aid to hotel project
The City Council in Sioux City has approved at least $12 million in assistance for a $56 million project to convert two historic downtown buildings into luxury apartments and a nearly 150-room hotel. Developer Lew Weinberg and St. Louis-based developer Restoration St. Louis plan to turn.. [abc ksfy news]
City council to discuss future of Warrior Hotel restoration
The road back to restoring two of Sioux City's most iconic downtown buildings could be paved at Monday night's city council meeting. Council members are being advised by city staff to approve a development agreement and minimum assessment agreement with Warrior Hotel... [nbc ktiv news]
Sioux City to consider millions in incentives for Warrior/Davidson redevelopment
A $56 million project to renovate the historic Warrior Hotel and Davidson buildings downtown could receive more than $12 million in city assistance under a proposed development agreement up for a vote at Monday's City Council meeting. The assistance would come through a partially forgivable [sioux city journal]
Restoration St. Louis plans 95-unit apartment building in Grove
Restoration St. Louis is one city-owned lot away from assembling the land it needs for an $18 million, 95-unit apartment building on Arco Avenue in the popular Grove entertainment district. “It’s taken us years to get the lots that we have,” Restoration St. Louis CEO Amy Gill said. Gill’s company... [st. louis post dispatch]
From vacant buildings to new apartment complex, new development looks to continue Grove restoration
A block of vacant and dilapidated buildings could soon be the latest apartment complex in the Grove. Restoration St. Louis hopes to turn the 4200 block of Arco into a 95 unit apartment complex featuring studios up to three bedrooms. “We’re most excited about what we can do to combine the... [cbs kmov news]
95-unit residential development planned in The Grove
Restoration St. Louis is planning a new 95-unit residential development on the 4200 block of Arco Ave, overlooking Manchester in The Grove. The project named Arbor on Arco will include market-rate apartments ranging from studios to three bedroom units. Parking for the building will be a half-sunken... [next stl]
Restoration St. Louis, Arcturis create brand for Hotel Saint Louis
St. Louis-based design firm Arturis has been tapped to lead the branding and visual identity efforts for the new Hotel Saint Louis, a $55-million project spearheaded by Restoration St. Louis and managed by Innkeeper Hospitality Services. Located in downtown St. Louis, the development project... [hotel management]
Arcturis to lead branding efforts for downtown St. Louis hotel
Arcturis, a national architecture and design collaborative headquartered in St. Louis, has been selected to lead the branding and visual identity efforts for the new Hotel Saint Louis, a $55 million project spearheaded by Restoration St. Louis and managed by Innkeeper Hospitality Services... [rejournals]
BIZ BYTES: The Current Iowa earns AAA's top rating
The Current Iowa hotel and owner Restoration St. Louis have put downtown Davenport on the map for travelers with a new Four Diamond rating by AAA. The Current, which opened in July, has joined its sister property, Hotel Blackhawk, in achieving AAA's highest rating. The pair, both part of... [quad-city times]
$56M project to breathe new life into historic Warrior hotel, Davidson Building
SIOUX CITY | The former Warrior Hotel and Davidson Building would be converted into a 146-room Marriott brand hotel under a $56 million restoration plan that also calls for transforming other space in the historic buildings into luxury apartments, bars, restaurants and other retail outlets... [sioux city journal]
Iconic Louis Sullivan-designed Union Trust building undergoes $55 million transformation
The Union Trust building in downtown St. Louis is more than Sullivanesque. It’s genuine Sullivan. Sullivan as in Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect who transformed tall-building design by showing that even brick can be made to appear to soar. “Form follows function,” Sullivan’s motto, applies to...[quad-city times]
The Current Iowa hosts grand opening Saturday
The Current Iowa is inviting the Quad-Cities to show its creative side and assist in a mural painting at the Davenport hotel's grand opening party this weekend. The Current, the latest downtown redevelopment by Restoration St. Louis, will celebrate the opening of the new art-inspired hotel with festivities from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday. Part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, The Current is located... [quad-city times]
The Current Iowa hotel adds to downtown momentum
As Marriott "turned the key" Wednesday allowing reservations for the new The Current Iowa hotel, the first guest booked a room for the same night. "We're open for business," developer Amrit Gill said after he and his wife Amy snipped the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday on Restoration St. Louis' latest downtown Davenport project. "This hotel is unique. It's unique in the entire country," he said, adding... [quad-city times]
Gills focus on re-building neighborhoods one building at a time
Whether restoring a once-grand dame of a hotel to her original luster, gutting a forgotten building or constructing new housing, developers Amrit and Amy Gill have a focus. "We are neighborhood redevelopers," said Amrit Gill, Restoration St. Louis' president and chairman. "If a neighborhood needs a hotel, apartments, office space, a community college — we put that together. Whatever a community needs, that's what we are."
Sneak Peek: Introducing the Current Iowa hotel
The rooftop restaurant and bar are indoor/outdoor and overlook the Mississippi. The artwork is handpicked, having never been near an assembly line. And the St. Louis power couple, Amy and Amrit Gill, are pushing onward the trend they started at the beginning of this decade with... [quad-city times]
$56M project to breathe new life into historic Warrior hotel, Davidson Building
The former Warrior Hotel and Davidson Building would be converted into a 146-room Marriott brand hotel under a $56 million restoration plan that also calls for transforming other space in the historic buildings into luxury apartments, bars, restaurants and other retail outlets. Construction... [sioux city journal]
$33M Current Iowa hotel to open July 5 in Davenport
DAVENPORT — The new Current Iowa hotel plans to open July 5 in the nine-story Parker Building at 215 Main St.The $33 million luxury hotel — featuring the area's first rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the Mississippi River — is being developed by the owners of Hotel Blackhawk, 200 E. 3rd St., Davenport... [qc online]
The Current Iowa hotel to begin hiring
The Current Iowa, the newest downtown Davenport luxury hotel by Restoration St. Louis, will begin hiring soon ahead of the July 5 opening.The hotel, part of Marriott's luxury Autograph Collection, will hold a job fair from 2-7 p.m. May 3 in the Bettendorf Room of the nearby Hotel Blackhawk. The two...[quad-city times]
St. Louis hotel, other projects move ahead
Some are moving ahead, as promised. Some have changed. A few have stalled. Among St. Louis projects in the news last year are hotel, residential and entertainment projects downtown, plus apartment and commercial projects in the Grove. Some would transform some of the city’s historic gems... [stl today]
Hip, art-focused hotel coming to Davenport in summer 2017
Amy & Amrit Gill (developers who own and manage the award-winning Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport Iowa) plan to open a new luxury/boutique hotel, called The Current, Iowa. The 1910 historic Putnam Building in downtown Davenport, is being renovated into a 78 Room Luxury Boutique Hotel... [quad-cities online]
Gills will debut The Current Iowa, an art-focused hotel
Restoration St. Louis will showcase the talents of the Midwest's premier and emerging artists when it takes the wraps off its newest downtown Davenport hotel — The Current Iowa. The hotel, now under construction in the former Putnam Building, marks the second phase of a $60 million... [quad-city times]
4400 Manchester Mixed-Use Project Detailed: Universal Design, Retail
In July we revealed images of updated plans for a mixed-use infill project at 4400 Manchester in The Grove. We’re now able to report additional details and images. The project’s 55 apartments will be of “Universal Design”, with accessible apartments on four floors. Elevator service and amenities... [next stl]
New developments change Brady Street view
It was a brand new starting line for Quad-City Times Bix runners Saturday as they squeezed in between downtown Davenport storefronts that after years of sitting dark and empty — one as long as four decades — have come back to life. Millions of dollars in redevelopment has taken shape or been kicked... [quad-city times]
India Palace closes downtown location
After two years of business, India Palace has shuttered its downtown location.The restaurant, at 711 Olive St., was located at the 705 Olive Building that developer Restoration St. Louis bought for $3.5 million in 2015 and plans to turn into a $50 million boutique hotel. Owner Jesse Nagra said the... [st. louis business journal]
The Scoop: The Sliced Pint to open in downtown St. Louis
The newest place to get a slice and a pint is coming to downtown St. Louis when The Sliced Pint opens at 1511 Washington Ave., later this summer. As reported by the St. Louis Business Journal, owners Amy and Amrit Gill are developers who own Restoration St. Louis, as well as O’Shays Pub in The Grove...[sauce magazine]
Gills opening new HQ in the Grove
Developers Amy and Amrit Gill plan to hold an open house from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at their company's new headquarters on Manchester Avenue, in the Grove entertainment district. The adjoining buildings at 4230-40 Manchester are combined to produce the new HQ of the Gills' Restoration... [stl today]
Urban Campus project still alive, but delayed
When Eastern Iowa Community Colleges announced plans in August 2014 to construct an urban campus in downtown Davenport, Restoration St. Louis was identified as the developer and hopes were that classrooms could open as early as this fall. The campus is pegged for the 3rd Street block...[quad-city times]
Boutiques planned for St. Louis hotel market
The downtown St. Louis hotel market is headed upscale. Closed is the Millennium, the cylindrical riverfront hotel that shut down in January 2014 after taking most of its 780 rooms out of service nearly a year earlier. Opened in August 2014 is the Magnolia Hotel, a $15 million remake of the Mayfair, which was shabby... [stl today]
Well Fargo leave iconic bank building to become City Square anchor
Nearly 90 years of history came to a close as Wells Fargo left its iconic downtown Davenport building over the weekend to move two blocks away into a new beginning and the next chapter of downtown redevelopment. There was a flurry of activity as workers locked the doors of the Wells Fargo Bank Building ...[quad-city times]
An Australian Architect’s Incredible Sketches of St. Louis
After a visit to St. Louis, architect Peter Rush of Sydney, Australia sent me a couple sketches he had completed during his Midwest road trip, including the image of the Chemical Building and 705 Olive below. I was mesmerized. I asked Peter if he wouldn’t mind sharing more of his experience ...[nextstl]
CREW- St. Louis recognizes local women achievers
Amy Gill CEO of Restoration St. Louis, was named Woman of Influence by the St. Louis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women at its 11th Annual Networking Awards on... [st. louis business journal]
Sauce on the Side to Occupy Restored Building in The Grove
In January, Sauce on the Side anounced it would open a third St. Louis location in The Grove. The new location will be at 4261 Manchester Avenue. One of... [nextstl]
The Arcus Awards 3 Wrap Up
The St. Louis Regional Chamber honored the region’s top leaders and companies that are making St. Louis a more attractive place to live, work and invest at its third annual Arcus Awards event on February 25, 2016. The Academy Awards-style program, presented by RubinBrown LLP, showcased 64 finalists... [arcus awards]
Watch Restoration STL's presentation video here!
City Square project on pace for spring opening
Work is accelerating on Restoration St. Louis’ $60 million City Square project, with a projected opening of the east building (formerly known as the Parker Building)... [davenport today]
Gills propose a luxury hotel, apartments for historic building
A luxury boutique hotel and apartments are planned for a nearly empty downtown St. Louis office building opened in 1893 and designed by renowned architect Louis Sullivan. Developers and spouses... [st. louis post dispatch]
Adler & Sullivan 705 Olive Building to Become Boutique Marriott Hotel
It was revealed today that Restoration St. Louis, led by Amrit and Amy Gill will transform the iconic Adler & Sullivan 705 Olive building in downtown St. Louis... [nextstl]