Nov. 9, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

The Most Beautiful Hotel in Every State in America

Iowa: Hotel Blackhawk

After undergoing a $35 million renovation, the stunning Hotel Blackhawk was restored to its former glory with a few modern upgrades. hotelblackhawk.com [architectural digest]


Oct. 27, 2017

Oct. 27, 2017

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]


Oct 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017

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]


October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

$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]


October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

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


September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

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] 


July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

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]


July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

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."


July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

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]


April 20th, 2017

April 20th, 2017

$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]


April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017

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]


Jan 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017

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]


 
Dec. 20, 2016

Dec. 20, 2016

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]


Dec. 17, 2016

Dec. 17, 2016

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]


Aug 2, 2016

Aug 2, 2016

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]


Aug 1, 2016

Aug 1, 2016

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]


June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

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]


June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016

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]


June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

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]


June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016

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]


May 22, 2016

May 22, 2016

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]


Apr 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016

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]


Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016

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]


Mar 4, 2016

Mar 4, 2016

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]


Mar 3, 2016

Mar 3, 2016

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]


Feb 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016

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!


Feb 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016

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]


Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016

Urban Chestnut to Open Urban Research Brewery (The U.R.B.) in The Grove

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC) is announcing today that it will be opening a new brewery in The Grove. The Urban Research Brewery (The U.R.B.) will be focused on consumer research, offering... [nextstl]


Jan 8, 2015

Jan 8, 2015

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]


Jan 8, 2016

Jan 8, 2016

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]