The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Unveils Meeting and Event Space Renovation Including Transformed Interiors, Added Group Dining Experiences, and Major Technological Installations in the Hotel’s Famed Amphitheater
ST. LOUIS, MO. – January 8, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, one of the highest-ranked meeting, wedding and catering venues in the Midwest, has officially completed the remastering of its 30,000 square feet of event space. The renovation delivers tasteful, sophisticated new interiors along with enhanced gathering offerings and numerous technological breakthroughs. Among the most impactful upgrades are a technical makeover of the hotel’s one-of-a-kind Amphitheater, while inventive group menus and meeting breaks, reimagined event theming and designs, and a celebratory meetings package further showcase the hotel’s new offering.
Highlights of the meeting space renovation include:
Advanced lighting and technological systems in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, along with new linens, stylish buffet tables, flex-back chairs with lumbar support, and major updates to the group dining experience.
Sophisticated new furnishings and finishes throughout all meeting venues, presenting a contemporary color palette in hues of blue, ivory and cream. Furnishings are modern yet comfortable, while enhanced sound and optical systems further transform the spaces.
Technological innovations in the acclaimed Amphitheater, which provides tiered desk seating for 140 in unique, theater presentation style, along with rear-screen projection and live videoconferencing capabilities. The 3,300-square-foot venue is dominated by a large, 16 by 10- format glass rear projection screen positioned directly centered behind the stage, and illuminated from the rear by a 1080p high-definition-capable, high-lumen laser projector. Flanking the stage on either side are two large LCD monitors, which are also 1080p high-definition-capable. New equipment includes a matrix switcher which enables presenters to show separate content on the projector screen and on the adjacent TV monitors. These latest enhancements to the Amphitheater make it an ideal, one-of-a-kind space for product launches and highly visual or dramatic meetings and events.
Updated event décor, themes and concepts, including the hotel’s mesmerizing new Blue Lounge evening experience highlighted by a show-stopping, full-size bar meticulously crafted of sculptured ice.
Memorable amenities and table-top features for meetings of all sizes, from herbal-infused hand-bottled waters to individual ice sculptures of the Gateway Arch, and hand-shaped pastries inspired by company products and logos.
All-new banquet menus serving up a customized and entertaining experience, from made-to-order omelets and self-crafted yogurt parfaits to meeting breaks featuring exclusive nitro and cold-brew coffees, as well as cookies and milk, a raw bar brunch, St. Louis BBQ menus, and ballpark breaks complete with local fan favorites.
In celebration of its meeting space makeover, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has introduced a special new “St. Louis Inspirations” meeting break. Allowing guests to experience some of the city’s finest snack cuisines, the mid-morning or mid-afternoon experience presents an assortment of Fitz’s Soda, Billy Goat Chips, Gooey Butter Cake, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard and Toasted Ravioli with Marinara. All inclusions have been mentioned by meeting planners as especially popular among their attendees.
The 300-room Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis features more than 30,000 square-feet of meetings and events space, including the 12,750-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Ballroom and eight more intimate rooms ranging in size from 483 to 1,680 square-feet. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom can accommodate up to 850 guests, and its separate Ballroom valet entrance provides event participants with a seamless arrival and departure experience.
For further details on new meeting, event and wedding experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, contact the hotel directly at +1-314-863-6300.