St. Louis: Baseball, Beer and the Blues

The most profitable restaurants and hotels such including Four Seasons in St. Louis use Coyle Hospitality to keep convention delegates coming back.

Gateway to westward expansion, the 630-foot arch clad in stainless steel rises above the mighty Mississippi to mark the spot where Lewis and Clark set out in 1804. Did you know that it is the tallest manmade structure in the United States, and that visitors can ride to the top for great views? Those who prefer living at ground level can board a paddle-boat from the base of the arch for a river cruise.

A favorite destination for meeting planners and conventions, you cannot beat St. Louis for its location at the crossroads of the nation.

There’s lots more to sing about in this crossroads city of the St. Louis Blues, Chuck Berry statue, Daniel Boone Home, Cardinals’ Ballpark, and the Budweiser Brew House.

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Meet Me in St. Louis

St-LouisSt. Louis is famous for so many things, sitting in an enviable position at the crossroads of the nation. It’s been a little more than 200 years since Lewis and Clark set out from here, ensuring that Americans could look right and left from this spot and call both sides of the Mississippi home. While Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight took off from New York to fly the 3,600 miles to Paris, it was the Spirit of St. Louis that got him there. That’s because Lindbergh and his financial backers for the tiny $10,000 flying machine came from St. Louis. Westward expansion may have begun in 1804, and Lindbergh’s historic crossing was back in 1927, but today, St. Louis is bang up-to-date, and meeting planners know that very well.

More than once named as the “most underrated destination in the nation,” St. Louis is both affordable and convenient for business travelers and convention delegates arriving for business from everywhere in the USA. With 520 daily arrivals and departures to 70 cities, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is at the crossroads of the nation, quickly reached from all 48 continental states.

Visitors can hop on MetroLink light rail system for a quick and inexpensive transfer to one of 39,000 hotel rooms, 8,000 of which are within a 10-minute walk of the America’s Center Convention Complex. There’s five star accommodation downtown at the arch, pet-friendly places at the ballpark, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Resort at Six Flags, sophisticated Union Station locations, lively casino riverfront hotels and convenience to Washington University’s campus. St. Louis hoteliers have got the territory covered. More and more, they turn to Coyle Hospitality to refer professional mystery shoppers living locally to produce insightful reports on the whole guest experience. It’s just the kind of thing management needs to do on a regular basis to stay ahead of the competitive set.

Nobody goes hungry in St. Louis. If it’s delicious food and great service you’re after, check out a few of the 60 rated Zagat restaurants. Interestingly enough, the user generated content of Zagat’s top 10 in St. Louis produced Italian, barbecue, American steakhouse, French, and deli. Top-rated chefs like Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Café, Gerard Craft of Pastaria and Niche and Kevin Willman of Farmhaus have been heard to say that while they compete, they work together, “with the common goal of making St. Louis a destination spot,” according to the well-informed blog, Saint Louis Curator. They are surely succeeding. Meet me in St. Louis.


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