The Pennywell Hotel
When our clients celebrate, we do too. We’re pleased to announce that the hotel formerly known as the Hilton Downtown St. Louis at the Arch is now officially known as The Pennywell Hotel.
We had the good fortune of creating the new website for the hotel, and in the process we learned a thing or two about the building itself. The story of the property is a long and fascinating one. Formerly a late-19th century bank, the hotel honors the spirit, purpose and hospitality of downtown St. Louis and offers a compelling blend of historic and modern design details. Here’s a brief excerpt from the website:
The fascinating eight-story structure we call home began life as an idea in 1885. Facing financial difficulties and numerous setbacks, architect Stephen D. Hatch and his associate L. Cass Miller worked through years of challenges to complete construction in 1888. A few years after the building opened, one of its most prominent tenants, Laclede National Bank, merged with Merchants National Bank, giving the building a name that’s still used today: the Merchants–Laclede Building.
The building has seen its ups and downs over the years, but it has always been a celebration of everything that makes St. Louis great. Today, it proudly guards the intersection of Olive and 4th, a symbol of entrepreneurship, vision, dedication, and triumph.
Congrats to our friends at The Pennywell Hotel!