ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – The future of a St. Louis iconic downtown hotel is up in the air. The Millennium Hotel with its rotating top floor restaurant will be shutting its doors early next year.
An employee told KMOX the hotel will close January 22nd sending most of its roughly 100 workers to the unemployment line.
In March of this year the Millennium Hotel abruptly closed 600 of its 780 rooms as part of a renovation expected to start this fall.
Employees say they’ve been told it will take $80 million to upgrade the hotel. A bill the owner doesn’t want to pay for.
A recent online review said, “the hotel is horribly dated, very Beverly Hills, 90210. If a hotel ever needed a facelift, it was this one.”
The Millennium’s 780 rooms make up about a tenth of downtown St. Louis’ hotel space.
It opened in 1968 as the Stouffer Riverfront. Its also been the Clarion, and the Regal.