Hotel of the week
Hotel Saint Louis
One of the world’s first skyscrapers has been converted into a luxury hotel, “and what a luxury hotel it is,” said Daniel Neman in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The former Union Trust tower, built in 1893 by renowned architect Louis Sullivan, still bears Sullivan’s stylistic hallmarks, “from the spectacular elevator doors to the architectural filigree that adorns the top.” The 140 light-filled guest units feature chandeliers, “exceedingly comfortable” beds, and “hysterically” high-tech toilets. At the on-site restaurant, expect “the best of St. Louis,” including pork steak and Missouri catfish.
hotelsaintlouis.com; doubles from $129