The regionwide hotel boom isn’t finished yet as a new proposal for a 168 room, 11-story Residence Inn by Marriott in Downtown Clayton comes forward.
According to the City of Clayton’s Architectural Review Board documents, the hotel will be developed by St. Louis based Midas Hospitality and will rise at 8125 Forsyth. That address is currently home to a vacant, 2-story office and retail building. The site was once home to a plan for Apogee’s Office Tower and other office projects throughout the years. All of the plans were scrapped due to unexplained reasons, but some say a recession, lack of demand, and losing potential tenants were factors.
The Residence Inn, despite being a mid-tier extended stay hotel by Marriott, will become Clayton’s premier hotel overlooking Shaw Park. The reason? It will be the only hotel in Clayton to overlook the park, however it will not be the first proposal for a hotel to overlook Shaw Park. A previous proposal for Brentwood and Forsyth, the site of the soon to begin construction Forsyth Point office building, once had a proposal for a Westin Hotel.
The planned hotel will complete the block bounded by Maryland, Forsyth and Brentwood and will offer a bit of a modern addition to the block of brown colored, 80s and 90s office buildings. The accent lighting on the façade will be a big plus from an aesthetics stand point. The other façade materials will be limestone, brick, aluminum, and stucco.
The parking plan calls for valet to be the only option for guests staying at the hotel. Cars will be parked in the large parking garage behind the hotel as part of an agreement with the parking garage operator. Plans also call for a 2600SF meeting room and terrace on the second floor, as well as a lobby bar with an outdoor patio.
The Residence Inn will rise to a height of 132FT. The cost of the development is $43 Million. Boca Raton, Florida based Base 4 Architects is acting as the architect on the project. Midas Construction will be the contractor on the project.
Midas is set to appear before the City of Clayton’s Architectural Review Board at their December 2nd meeting.