Marriott Fairfield Inn (at Harry's site)

Downtown construction activity, including hotel projects, major renovations, office projects, streetscape improvements, etc.
St. Louis Business Journal reporting that a 125-150 room hotel under a major hotel flag is in the beginning stages of planning for the old Harry's site at 22nd and Market. Typical construction costs put the cost at at least $15 million. The Harry's property was acquired in June.

Nice addition to the future 22nd street interchange.
Interesting. Here's hoping it is designed well and not like the Drury across the street.

Side note, can the MLS stadium still fit without using the Harry's or Maggie O'Briens site? I figured one of those parcels would be needed and I figured it would be the Harry's site.
Design is key here. Will it be suburban in nature or something more modern?
chaifetz10 wrote:
Design is key here. Will it be suburban in nature or something more modern?

When I read about this plan, I thought the exact same thing.

There's a way to build a 125-room hotel to modern, urban aesthetics without it looking like the Home2 Suites in FoPo Southeast.

God no! There are too many suburbanish buildings on this part of Market Street. This part of Market Street needs updating. The city should regulate/mandate/encourage urban design in this area.

Also, I don't know if the site is large enough, but it would be great if Equis partnered with a residential development firm to make it a mixed-use development.
Rumor; its a fairfield...
here is how "new" fairfields look like-
https://www.google.com/search?q=new+Fai ... UQ_AUICCgD
There is still space on the site for a MLS stadium, the state also owns the lots north of Market, and at the September meeting, the MoDOT Commission appears to have entering into an agreement to sell 22nd street interchange site to the City..

page 28
http://www.modot.org/about/commission/d ... inutes.pdf
I have to wonder if this is a serious proposal or a ploy by a landowner to raise the perceived value of their land?
^ My thought is both depending upon how the winds blow on surrounding development.
framer wrote:
I have to wonder if this is a serious proposal or a ploy by a landowner to raise the perceived value of their land?

why would a hotel developer buy the land? hotel developer develop and land speculators sit on it..
^Real estate developers buy and sell land all the time. Sometimes they build things, sometimes they resell to others. I guess the bottom line is who owns the land? Who has options on it?
framer wrote:
^Real estate developers buy and sell land all the time. Sometimes they build things, sometimes they resell to others. I guess the bottom line is who owns the land? Who has options on it?


a hotel developer owns the land (Harrys Site)
the rest of the 22nd street is State with the option for the City to buy it.
^Got it. Thanks.
dbInSouthCity wrote:
Rumor; its a fairfield...
here is how "new" fairfields look like-
https://www.google.com/search?q=new+Fai ... UQ_AUICCgD


If this is in fact a Fairfield we should hope it takes the design of this one I stay at in Downtown Nashville, with rooftop bar/lounge:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/b ... ba596febe2
robertn42 wrote:
dbInSouthCity wrote:
Rumor; its a fairfield...
here is how "new" fairfields look like-
https://www.google.com/search?q=new+Fai ... UQ_AUICCgD


If this is in fact a Fairfield we should hope it takes the design of this one I stay at in Downtown Nashville, with rooftop bar/lounge:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/b ... ba596febe2

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Thought running through my head is a Aloft here in the city, Fairfield there, something similar tied to the zoo old FP hospital site not to mention Botique Hotels and soon any push to put a high rise hotel/residential tower whether it be in CWE, BPV or even Drury @ the landing pretty much goes on hold due to city picking up a significant number of hotel rooms but scattered.
Aloft is rumored to be interested in the MAC parking lot


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Now we're talking!! All this development downtown is getting me hyped.




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downtown2007 wrote:
Aloft is rumored to be interested in the MAC parking lot


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Really? Any specifics?


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I've also been to that rooftop at the Fairfield in Nashville. It's a cool space.
downtown2007 wrote:
Aloft is rumored to be interested in the MAC parking lot


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False. Not looking at new construction.
stlien wrote:
downtown2007 wrote:
Aloft is rumored to be interested in the MAC parking lot


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False. Not looking at new construction.


Then what building?


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This is moving ahead.
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Equis Hotels, the St. Louis-based hotel operator that acquired the old Harry’s Restaurant & Bar property downtown in 2015, is officially moving forward with plans for new hotel on the site, just west of Union Station.

Equis founder and CEO Michael Mullenix said the company will build a five-story, 137-room Fairfield Inn & Suites to go along with a 110-space parking garage at 2144 Market St. In all, the project is estimated to cost about $20 million.

Read more
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news ... j=77262571
This overlaps the soccer stadium footprint. I wonder how that is going to work out...
robertn42 wrote:
dbInSouthCity wrote:Rumor; its a fairfield...
here is how "new" fairfields look like-
https://www.google.com/search?q=new+Fai ... UQ_AUICCgD
If this is in fact a Fairfield we should hope it takes the design of this one I stay at in Downtown Nashville, with rooftop bar/lounge:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/b ... ba596febe2

From the BJ article I just posted above:
"This isn’t your cookie-cutter, suburban Fairfield version, it’s going to be custom designed.”
jshank83 wrote:This overlaps the soccer stadium footprint. I wonder how that is going to work out...
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