The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis has emerged from a yearlong redesign of its 200 guestrooms and suites. Led by locally based R|5 Design Agency, the refresh transforms accommodations into serene urban sanctuaries with a strong sense of place. “We wanted the guests to feel the ultimate relaxation and comfort. We also wanted to make sure there was a sense of continuity through the hotel, from when you first set foot in the lobby, to your room,” says R|5 design manager Manuela Macias. “We used textures and colors from our design in the lobbies and corridors and carried them into the rooms.”
Relaxing notes of mottled blue, gray, and taupe command the new palette, accented by the pale wood tones of the furniture and cabinets. Alongside glass accent tables and floor lamps, loungers are lushly upholstered in navy blue velvet and set against floor-to-ceiling windows that frame vistas of landmarks, including the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River. A dark and moody accent wall anchors each bedroom, drawing the eye toward beds attached to soft, plush headboards. Carpeting lines interiors in blue and tan hues to recall the colors of the riverbed as well.
The centerpiece of the renovation is the 2,660-square-foot presidential suite. Located on the 19th floor, the residential-style space comprises oversized living and dining areas set against the backdrop of sweeping natural vistas. Bespoke contemporary rugs, leather furniture, and a built-in marble-clad fireplace all promote comfort beneath the glow of a frosted glass, cloud-shaped chandelier as well. In addition to a media room, the suite is also home to a wood-paneled study equipped with built-in bookshelves, a wet bar, and an executive-sized desk and chair. In the large primary bedroom, a wing chair and ottoman are installed along with two wardrobes and a walk-in closet clad with wood panels. A double vanity and large shower room are attached.