Local design and development firm, the Lawrence Group, led by President and CEO Steve Smith, worked on the project and is part owner of the property with SLU. SLU awarded Chairman and CEO Michael Mullenix's St. Louis-based Equis Hospitality Management a five-year contract to run the hotel. Hotel Ignacio is located inside a 1910 building at 3411 Olive St. that had sat vacant for years. Renovations to transform the structure into a hotel began last May. Hotel Ignacio's guest rooms reflect four distinct themes — architecture, fine art, performing arts and music — that showcase the hotel's location in the heart of St. Louis' arts district.
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