The Cheshire Puts the “Grand” in Grand Opening Week!
The Cheshire has had a busy week since our re-launch last Monday after the completion of an extensive multi-million dollar renovation! It was truly a time for celebration as the St. Louis community gathered for multiple events to celebrate the re-opening of the historic treasured gem of St. Louis, The Cheshire.
A ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 10 marked our official Grand Opening complete with St. Louis’ most influential group of VIPs in attendance. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, County Executive Charlie Dooley, Richmond Heights Mayor James Beck, LHM Chairman Bob O’Loughlin, LHM President Steve O’Loughlin and Partner George Bauer all gathered to partake in the memorable event marking the beginning a brand new era in the history of The Cheshire.
Boxters and Bikinis, an exclusive celebration in partnership with Alive Magazine and Plaza Porsche, was held the evening of Thursday, August 11 at The Cheshire. Over 250 guests browsed the latest Porsche Boxster models and enjoyed an informal fashion show with bikinis by L Space from Splash. The event raised over $1,300 for HavenHouse St. Louis, a Hospital Hospitality House that provides affordable lodging, care, and support services for out-of-town families with a loved one in a St. Louis hospital. It was definitely the see-and-be-seen event of the summer!
Both Friday and Saturday’s cool summer nights brought in a bustling crowd. The Fox & Hounds Tavern overflowed with patrons gathering from the baseball game decked out in Cards gear to have a celebratory drink. Guests enjoyed the weather and lounged by the gas-lamp lit pool while mingling with cocktails in hand. The first weekend of the re-opening proved to be a huge success!
To round out Grand Opening week, The Cheshire held a public open house on Sunday from 12:00-4:00pm where nearly 1,000 people from the community toured the hotel and got a peek at several of the new rooms and suites. From the sleek James Bond suite with a “floating” bed and luxe mod furniture to the new modern wellness center with Matrix fitness equipment, guests were able to see the transformation that has taken place over the last year. The feedback was fantastic!
After only one short week, thousands have gone through the “new” boutique hotel on informational tours to view the new features of The Cheshire. The buzz surrounding the renovation has been nothing but positive, and we are so excited to begin this new chapter of The Cheshire!