From the food to the amenities, time spent at a private club is truly an experience. Since 1964, the Saint Louis Club has been providing that type of sophistication to members midst its French-inspired décor—much of which was recently updated, while maintaining its traditional elegance. 

Located in Clayton’s Pierre Laclede Center, the Club features breathtaking views of St. Louis. This was taken into consideration during the 16th floor remodeling process, as the ballroom’s partial walls were hollowed to leave architecturally interesting columns and unobstructed sightlines. “There is no bad seat in the house now,” says Club GM Mike Brady. Behind the project was design firm Architextures and Musick Construction Company, as well as Saint Louis Club Construction Committee members Brady, controller Diana Likely, and board member Lee Murray.

“It had been 25 years since the last major renovation,” to the 16th floor explains Likely. So from the lobby to the powder room, the vast majority of the floor has been completely redone, including plenty of new carpeting, drapery, wall coverings and the like.

Both the men’s and women’s restrooms were completely redesigned, and the former telephone booth was replaced with a coatroom. Refrigeration was added behind the bar area in the lounge, while the wrought iron fencing and greenery were removed from the garden foyer, which now features an open and airy feel. New sliding French doors also were added to lower any sound transfer from room to room. “I think we’re going to get a very positive reaction when it’s all put together,” says Murray. “It’s going to be absolutely lovely.”

Members may breathe easily, as the ever-popular Lewis and Clark room still maintains its familiar red motif, per members’ requests. 

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