St. Louis Union Station: Holding On To History, Embracing Modern Magic

Adding to the magic of the St. Louis skyline, the historic clock tower enveloped in Downtown’s
Union Station soars over the surrounding structures on Market Street. The romantic, Romanesque architecture of Union Station sets this national historic landmark apart, but the details and experiences had inside this AAA, four diamond hotel are what really tell its story. Upon entering the Grand Hall, one walks the same path of millions of travelers—like Harry S. Truman and Joe DiMaggio—as they passed through the Gateway to the West.

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Fast forward to the present and take a look up, and as your breath catches in your chest you’ll
experience the modern Grand Hall Light Show, a prismatic 3-D mapping experience projected on the 65-foot tall sweeping archways. This St. Louis gem may be a travel destination of its own, but it shines at year’s end with holiday activities like The Polar Express Train Ride and the Fire and Light Show at the lake on Union Station’s revered grounds.

Share family time ice skating in Kiener Plaza, or at one of the many holiday parades. After a delicious
meal at Hard Rock Café or Landry’s Seafood, catch a show at The Fabulous Fox, Peabody Opera House or the National Blues Museum. As the sun sets just west of the Gateway Arch, sip a cocktail in Grand Hall and chat with the bar manager about the constant innovation taking place at one of St. Louis’ most magical edifices.

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Extra perks:
Outdoor swimming pool
Complimentary 24-hour
fitness center
Garden courtyard views
Elegant suites
Top amenities minutes away
Ample event space
Hard Rock Cafe
Landry’s Seafood
Station Grille
Office rental
Business center
Starbucks

1820 Market Street, 63103

Photography by Attilio D’Agostino.

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