ST. LOUIS (June 30, 2020) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and HRI Lodging, LLC, the newly appointed management company of The Last Hotel, announced today that The Last Hotel has officially joined The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. Currently, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand includes 20 unique hotels – located in key destinations around the world – each with its own distinct story.
The Last Hotel, located in downtown St. Louis’ Garment District, opened summer 2019 following a $54 million,
18-month restoration and renovation of the city’s iconic International Shoe Company building. The historic 10-story building, originally constructed in 1909, features 142 guest rooms - including 47 Junior Suites, one Governors Suite and one Presidential Suite, more than 7,000 square-feet of meeting and event space, three food and beverage outlets, a year-round rooftop pool and lounge, and a lobby that celebrates the art and essence of a bygone era.
The hotel’s name is as intentional and individual as the property itself and refers to a mechanical form shaped like a human foot that is used by shoemakers to make and repair shoes – also known as a “Last.” The property’s design pays homage to The International Shoe Company, celebrating the building’s original ornate columns, metal work and terrazzo floors. Bold textures, era-inspired lighting, and thoughtful leather and stitching details throughout the common areas and guest rooms create an eclectic ambiance with a touch of luxury.
"The Last Hotel is a natural and ideal affiliation with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt,” said Mike Qualizza, co-owner
of the hotel. “We share a commitment to celebrating the rich history, architecture and community that define our guests' stay, which will be further enhanced by this partnership."
HRI Lodging, a subsidiary under hotel owner, operator and developer HRI Properties, LLC, manages a series of branded and independent hotels in top urban markets across the U.S. The Last Hotel is the latest addition to HRI Lodging’s growing portfolio which includes two existing properties within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand: Holston House Nashville and The Eliza Jane in New Orleans. With its company mission of “Elevating the Urban Experience” for their guests and visitors, HRI Lodging will oversee the management and all operations of the property.
“From Four Diamond hotels to independent boutique hotels, we’re proud to represent a portfolio of iconic properties across the nation. Each brings its own unique story and legacy, and we’re excited The Last Hotel will be the next chapter in our book,” said Gary Gutierrez, President, HRI Lodging. “With decades of experience partnering with the top hotel brands, we bring a standard of management that we believe will translate into deeper involvement in with the
St. Louis community and more an abundance of opportunities to create meaningful and memorable lasting connections with our guests.”
The Last Hotel is located at 1501 Washington Avenue in St. Louis, MO 63103. For more information, please visit: www.thelasthotel.com or call (314) 390-2500.
About The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand is a portfolio of independent, premium hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters and boutique properties to resorts. Whether it is a fascinating past, an exclusive location, famous architecture and design, or an award-winning dining experience, each of the brand’s 20 hotels has its own distinct narrative and creates novel, story-worthy experiences for guests. In markets from Barcelona to Budapest, guests can be inspired by hidden gems around the world. For a full list of hotels in the collection, visit unboundcollection.hyatt.com. Follow @UnboundxHyatt on Facebook and Instagram and tag your photos with #TellYourTale.
About HRI Lodging
HRI Lodging, LLC ("HRIL"), a wholly owned subsidiary of HRI Properties, LLC, provides hotel management services for both HRI Properties, LLC owned and third-party property owners. HRI Lodging operates 24 hotels and is an approved operator for premium branded and independent hotels. For more information, please visit our website at www.hrilodging.com.