The Holiday Inn Convention Center has been a downtown staple for decades and the hotel was starting to show its age. A multi-million dollar renovation of the interior was started mid-2009 and finished earlier this year. Now, work has begun on a transformation of the exterior of this 295-room hotel.

The Holiday Inn Downtown after the exterior renovation

Holiday Inn Downtown after renovation

The interior renovation included all guest rooms and common areas. The restaurant, as well as the bar and the lobby area were completely updated with limestone walls, contemporary light fixtures and plasma TVs.

The restaurant

A brand new Garden Court Café

The new 9th Street Bar & Grille

Internet Café with free wifi

The pool area has been updated with new furniture and kite-like structures are hanging in the atrium.

Pool area in atrium

Lobby with plasma TVs and fire places

Reception

Hallway to elevators and ballrooms

The Holiday Inn Downtown provides free wireless internet, an indoor pool, fitness facilities and several ballrooms, varying in size up to 8,500 square feet,  accommodating from 10 to 800 people. The hotel is located next to America’s Center and the Edward Jones Dome.  The Convention Center MetroLink station is a block away and parking is available for $ 15 a day.

For more information, rates and availability, visit: www.histlouis.com