The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
Attention to detail makes this hotel stand out among its luxury brethren.
In the hotel world, the word dependable can suggest boring, but when it comes to the Ritz-Carlton hotel group, it is the highest praise. The reliably luxurious tone is set the moment you arrive at this gracious property in the upscale suburb of Clayton. In front of the building, willowy bronze ballerinas dance gracefully in a fountain. The 301 rooms, suites and Club Level accommodations are in keeping with the chains style---understated sophistication. Draping valances add glamour, while traditional furnishings provide comfort. All of the rooms feature private balconies. Along with the expected dining venues, there is also a Wine Room, whose specialty menus correlate with major wine-producing regions. Over 200 kinds of martinis are offered in The Lobby Lounge, and the extensive menu at The Cigar Club includes pre-embargo Cubans. Meeting space includes the 12,000-plus-square-foot Grand Ballroom, a 198-seat amphitheater and boardrooms. Wedding services range from bridal shower teas and martini bachelor nights to expansive receptions.