The 11-story Residence Inn hotel at 8125 Forsyth in Clayton has been redesigned, made slightly taller, and made more generic than the original plans.
In the latest submission to the City of Clayton's Architectural Review Board, plans show the building now growing to be 12 floors and becoming a simple box structure with a design similar to the Homewood Suites by the Galleria mall. The previous plans called for an 11-story hotel that fit in a bit better with the block as it included a slightly curved edge to match the curvature of Forysth. This plan does not call for that design feature.
The first two floors of the hotel will be glad in brick while the other 10 floors will be clad in stucco. The hotel will feature meeting rooms and a bar overlooking Shaw Park. The total number of hotel rooms is set at 170.
Clayton will have to approve the hotel here as the site is currently set up to be office space. For context, the whole block around the hotel (Brentwood, Forsyth and Maryland) is all office with some ground floor retail/restaurant space in some of the buildings. The project will require the demolition of a 2-story structure. No date has been set for when the project will appear before the Architectural Review Board.
Construction on the 130' tall, $32 Million project is expected to start sometime this winter with a completion in 2022. Based on documents submitted to the City of Clayton. McCarthy will be the contractor on the project. Midas Hospitality of the developer. Base4 Architects is the architect.
Residence Inn hotels are known for their extended stay style with each room featuring a small kitchen and, in some cases, a separate bedroom. The brand is part of the Marriott family.
Below is the former design of the hotel (November 2019).