Tuesday, December 18, 2012
New owners mean plenty of changes for the Sunset Hills hotel--including possible event collaborations with adjoined restaurant Mile 277.
While ownership of the Sunset Hills Holiday Inn officially changed hands last week, renovations to convert the 'Viking' into a Route 66 destination have already begun. The hotel is expected to finish its conversion to Holiday Inn Route 66 by spring 2013, sales manager Jana Wilkey said. New carpeting and wallpaper have already been installed in some hallways, and a renovation on the lobby bar is almost complete. Work is in progress on the grand ballroom, which is waiting for new light fixtures, Wilkey said. A new entrance and upgrades to individual rooms are slated to begin in mid-January, she added. The general manager of the adjoining Mile 277 believes the hotel's renovation will have positive effects on business. The restaurant is …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Southwest Viking on Watson Road has new owners, and will receive a $4 million retro makeover, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A Sunset Hills Holiday Inn recently changed hands, and the new owners are going to infuse the hotel with some Route 66 nostalgia, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Holiday Inn Hotel St. Louis-Southwest Viking will soon be known as Holiday Inn Route 66, complete with classic car-themed meeting rooms, according to the report. View photos of the hotel's most recent renovations on their Facebook page. Holiday Inn isn't the only Watson Road business to embrace its Route 66 heritage. Crestwood Bowl recently celebrated the re-lighting of its iconic neon sign, possible in part to a Route 66 preservation grant. Related articles:
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Sunset Hills Police Department incident reports shed light on recent property destruction calls from local hotel parking lots.
A recent Sunset Hills Police Department police blotter revealed that on May 17, four calls were made from local hotels. Two calls came from the Hampton Inn. Another call came from the Holiday Inn-Viking/Mile 277 parking lot and the last one was from the Days Inn. The first call came in at 7:43 a.m. from the Hampton Inn on Lindbergh Boulevard. The victim's vehicle was a 2012 black Chevy Impala, a rental car from Enterprise. The car window had been destroyed, leaving approximately $200 in property damage. Later that morning at 8:01, police responded to a call regarding a 2009 white Ford Taurus, also in the Hampton Inn parking lot. That car window also had been destroyed and a pair of Oakley sunglasses worth approximately $100 had been stolen…