American “Beer Baron” and philanthropist. Pioneer of Pasteurization and long distance shipping of beer; President of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association; introduced Budweiser brand beer.
Hotel: The “Grande Dame” of the grand hotels built by Busch.
In 1912 Busch christened this 21 story unabashed baroque masterpiece - a unique harmony of comfort and high decor. You’ll enter into a room adorned with a 19th century lacquered chinoiserie, a Louis XV style grandfather clock, two splendid Flemish tapestries, a French Napoleon III oval mirror and scores of other treasures. In this lavish setting, enjoy a delightful afternoon tea, and music played on the 1893 Steinway during the cocktail hour.
Some of the registered Celebrity guests include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Charlton Heston, and numerous others.
301 luxury guest rooms, 100 junior suites and 25 one bedroom suites in 31 different floor plans, plus, the lavish Penthouse and original residence of Mr. Busch. Decor is rich in English, Queen Anne, and Chippendale with fine fabrics and laces.
Rooms and suites offer brass and marble baths, sitting areas, mini-bars, and multiple phones with voice mail. Some have skylights and party sized outdoor patios. 24 hour room service.
22 superbly comfortable and elegant meeting rooms; grand ballroom features a stunning trompe l’oeil, and more than 5,200 square feet of flawless French Renaissance decor with theater capacity of 800. 3 very special dining areas include the Neo-classic cuisine in the award winning French Room, and delectable light meals and cocktails in the bistro and grill.
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