Westin Hotel & Cupples Station

St. Louis, MO

Cupples Station is a 12-acre former warehouse district in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Located immediately west of Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals), the area contains nine historic turn-of-the-century warehouses and several vacant parcels that have been redeveloped as a lively mixed-use district.

The $350 million master plan, created by McCormack Baron Salazar in conjunction with SunAmerica and Banc of America Community Development Banking, envisioned a combination of hotel, office, retail, housing and parking facilities.  Historic warehouses have been renovated for modern uses, joined by new construction that will be carefully integrated to create new architectural landmarks, dramatic interior spaces and engaging streetscapes.

The first phase of the Master Plan to be implemented was the development of the top-of-the-line Westin St. Louis Hotel.  A joint venture of McCormack Baron Salazar and SunAmerica, the $92 million 255-room hotel opened in 2001 and features a restaurant, conference center and health club/spa.  Hotel rooms and baths are spacious and luxuriously appointed, and convenient to all downtown business, leisure and transportation destinations.  The Westin St. Louis won the Landmarks Award for Most Enhanced Redevelopment in 2001 and was awarded with the Downtown Betterment Award by the Downtown St. Louis Partnership in 2001.

Additional phases of Cupples Station, led by other developers, included the conversion of warehouse buildings into lofts, commercial/office space and restaurant and retail space.