Who doesn’t love a good splash of color? At the new Angad Arts Hotel in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, staying colorful is more than just a slogan, it’s how the upscale boutique property is positioning to set itself apart.
It’s the first hotel of its kind that allows guests to book not only by room type, but also by color: blue for tranquility, green for rejuvenation, yellow for happiness and red for passion. Of the property’s 146 rooms, 38 are luxurious suites—three of which are “grand suites” up to 1,400 square feet in size—and 25 are extended-stay rooms with kitchenettes.
Each room color scheme has a distinct set of features, including a signature scent, as well as its own fun fixture: You’ll find Zen garden kits in the blue rooms, Himalayan salt lamps in the green rooms, smiley face whoopie cushions in the yellow rooms, and Kama Sutra massage oil candles in the red rooms. In case you are wondering, we’re told that the blue rooms appear to be the more popular option among guests who have pre-booked at the hotel, so far.
The hotel is slated to open Thursday, Nov. 1, and guests should prepare to be dazzled: Instead of being welcomed by the usual front-desk lobby, guests step into an “art gallery,” lined with local artwork available for purchase. The actual lobby is on the 12th floor—and if you want our advice, keep your eyes open during the trip up!
The lobby is another visually stunning space, and is adjacent to the Chameleon Lounge, which comes complete with a 360-degree lamp showcasing all sorts of video art, curated by local artist Zlatko Cosic. At the end of the hall, there’s also a plush, purple playroom, where guests can engage in custom wood board games—and even try their hand at an acoustic guitar!
Up on the roof(top), there’s the Angad Rainbow Terrace (A.R.T.), where a sweeping view of the Grand Center nightlife can be taken in, al fresco—or if you prefer, the adjacent interior bar is lovely, too!
At street level, celebrated chef David Burke’s Grand Tavern, set for a Nov. 9 opening, will offer both casual and fine-dining options for those looking for a quick bite before the show, or for those wanting to celebrate a special occasion.
The property also has private event spaces, including a grand ballroom (seats 200+), a playhouse (seats 180) and a south deck.
Angad Arts is named after the late hotel co-founder, Angad Paul, of Caparo Group. The London-based company has an ownership stake in the building, along with Lawrence Group CEO Steve Smith, who was a longtime friend of Paul’s.
The 12-story property, which sits next to Powell Hall on North Grand Boulevard, is the former Missouri Theater Building. In the 1920s, the theater was home to the Missouri Rockets dance troupe, whose dancers were later discovered (while on tour) and hired to become the Radio City Rockettes.
For more information, visit angadartshotel.com