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Sonesta adds Iconic St. Louis Hotel, The Chase Park Plaza, to U.S. Collection

Landmark 338-room property to become a Royal Sonesta; Hotel will retain The Chase Park Plaza Name as Nod to its celebrated history.

NEWTON, MASS. – Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced that The Chase Park Plaza, which opened in St. Louis in 1922, will join their collection of Royal Sonesta hotels in the U.S.. Celebrating its heritage within the city of St. Louis, Sonesta will retain The Chase Park Plaza name, while delivering on the promise of authentic service and personalized hospitality for which Royal Sonesta is known.

Home to a storied past, featuring such legendary guests as Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Carter, the iconic Chase Park Plaza hotel offers over one million square feet of luxurious accommodations for lodging, dining, events and meetings, ideally suited for both business and leisure travelers. Located in the in the lively Central West End neighborhood, the hotel is ideally located less than 10 minutes from the heart of downtown St. Louis and only 11 miles from Lambert International Airport.  Its location provides guests convenient access to key business destinations as well as some of the city's most popular attractions and cultural sights – from the St. Louis Museum of Art and St. Louis Zoo to Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch.

"This is definitely one of the more exciting announcements in recent years. With its unique amenities and celebrated history, The Chase Park Plaza is an amazing addition to our growing portfolio, and we're honored to be able to continue its legacy in the city of St. Louis," said Carlos Flores, President and Chief Executive Officer for Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. "We take great pride in managing a collection of diverse and distinctive properties that provide a unique and authentic sense of place, which The Chase Park Plaza exemplifies and fits perfectly with the Royal Sonesta brand."

Sonesta will accommodate guests in grand style at The Chase Park Plaza, a Royal Sonesta hotel, with 338 guest rooms designed for luxurious comfort and relaxation and more than 50 apartment-like luxury suites deigned to accommodate the needs of longer-stay guests. A range of premier hotel amenities are available including: four restaurants serving locally-inspired cuisine, a Mediterranean-style courtyard with outdoor heated swimming pool, a five-screen historic movie theater, a barber shop, spa, salon and an 18,000 square foot fitness center.

The hotel is also especially well-suited to host corporate meetings and events. With 65,000 square feet of flexible space (including a self-contained 30,000 square foot conference center) is available to accommodate functions of all sizes – from an executive meeting for 12 to a conference for 2,500 – and a dedicated convention services team is available to assist with all the details.

Ballrooms featuring timeless elegance, vintage chandeliers, and spectacular views of the city, The Chase Park Plaza is a romantic wedding venue without equal. A creative culinary team is also on hand to delight guests with the Sonesta "Food Is Art" philosophy, which is delivered to every dish, infusing locally inspired culinary traditions and farm-fresh ingredients with contemporary flair.

The guest experience at The Chase Park Plaza will be enhanced by the authentic hospitality that Sonesta brings to each of its properties. The services and warm, attentive staff are dedicated to meeting each guest's needs, from those that have come to experience all that St. Louis has to offer, to those on business who need to stay productive and connected. Generously appointed and locally inspired, Royal Sonesta hotels (also in Baltimore, Boston, Houston and New Orleans) provide all that is needed for an indulgent and culture-filled experience. The locations are superlative, the guest rooms and suites well appointed, the hallways are art galleries, the grounds are gardens and the cuisine is locally inspired and artistically presented. For more information about the hotel, or to book a stay at The Chase Park Plaza, visit:

Sonesta is a growing, global hospitality brand with more than 60 properties in seven countries, centered on a corporate dedication to delivering a guest experience that provides more than just a place to stay. With a portfolio of diverse and distinctive properties as individual as its guests, there is no typical Sonesta. With a full range of exceptional experiences found in many of the most memorable destinations in the world, Sonesta proudly exceeds guest's expectations time and time again.

Discover Royal Sonesta and Sonesta Hotels & Resorts in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Hilton Head Island, Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Jose,  St. Maarten (3),  Chile (2), Colombia (5), Ecuador, Peru (5), and Egypt (6 + 3 cruise ships). Sonesta ES Suites is an extended stay hotel brand managed by Sonesta found in 27 locations near Boston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Burlington, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Detroit, Flagstaff, Houston, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Parsippany, Princeton, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Tucson.

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