Tempo Hotel, First in Region, Planned at Clayton Road and Brentwood Boulevard
The grassy lot at the southeast corner of the Clayton Road and Brentwood Boulevard intersection has been vacant for a while now, but new plans could change that.
After years of hotel proposals coming and going for this parcel, Boudoures recently started marketing restaurant space on the ground floor of a 10-story Tempo by Hilton Hotel. The listing also states that the hotel will offer a rooftop bar, which could also be leased if the operator of the ground floor restaurant would like a rooftop as well. Combined both spaces would total 14,100sf of space.
The hotel itself would be a new flag to the region. Tempo by Hilton launched in early 2020 and, according to Hilton, is meant to keep up with your lifestyle. Select rooms even offer Peloton bikes as an amenity. The 210-room hotel would be the first "Tempo" branded hotel in St. Louis and the state of Missouri.
The project also includes a connected 2-story parking garage.
A groundbreaking date has not yet been set or announced, but the marketing document states that the hotel could be open by the first quarter of 2025. The architect is not yet known. Equis Hotels previously planned a hotel on this site and it's likely the developer will be them, but I cannot confirm that at this moment in time.
The project coincides with Midas taking over the second phase of the nearby "Boulevard" project. That project includes 190 apartments, 127 Aloft hotel rooms, 130,000sf of office space, 45,000sf retail/restaurant space, and 779 parking spaces. Both developments are within short walking distance of the Richmond Heights MetroLink station and both will work together to help transform the area between Brentwood Boulevard and 170 a bit more. While the area is very much suburban in nature, it's the closest thing Richmond Heights has, and will have, to a true "downtown" area.
Below is the site today and a rendering of the second phase of the Boulevard.