For some unexplainable reason, St. Louis has become a city with some unique new hotels. They are neither typical nor parts of chains with similar rooms. Three come immediately to mind–Moonrise, Hotel St. Louis, and Angad Arts. The Moonrise is near the entertainment district known as the Delmar Loop. It’s an AAA four diamond award winner with a good restaurant called Eclipse and a rooftop bar. Ruth and I have stayed there and like it very much. Each room’s decor is unlike the others. We have visited the other 2 hotels but have not yet stayed in either. Today I’ll tell about Angad, which is the founder’s first name.
The Angad Arts has been designed by the Lawrence Group to appeal to the emotions of each guest. In other words, he or she selects a room according to emotions anticipated at the time of their stay. The choice of color is the deciding factor, and they include passionate red, tranquility blue, happy yellow, or green rejuvenation according to angadartshotel.com. Angad has 146 rooms.
The Angad Arts Hotel’s reception area, stairwells, and halls are all different from other hotels too. It’s a design inspiration of note on Grand Avenue with a Grand Tavern opening onto the avenue and offering food prepared by an acclaimed chef. There’s also a Chameleon Lounge in the lobby area containing this hotel’s signature art project, the Chameleon Lamp. The Angad Rainbow Terrace on its top floor has a sensational view of much of central St. Louis. All of this is in the Grand Center Arts District close to the Fox Theater, some smaller theater venues, and several museums. Powell Hall is across the street from it, and the art deco Continental Building is not too far away within walking distance.
An ideal spot for a noteworthy conference, the Angad Arts opened in November, 2018 and quickly won 4th place in USA Today‘s annual competition for Best New Hotel. A stay would be like living in a contemporary art museum for a couple of days because 4 artists were engaged to create murals for each room. The cartoonish decoration below was on the door of one men’s room.