ST. LOUIS (June 30, 2020) – HRI Hospitality, LLC, the newly appointed management company of The Last Hotel, announced today that The Last Hotel has officially joined The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. Currently, The

Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand includes 20 unique hotels – located in key destinations around the world – each with its own distinct story.

The Last Hotel, located in downtown St. Louis’ Garment District, opened summer 2019 following a $54 million, 18-month restoration and renovation of the city’s iconic International Shoe Company building. The historic 10-story building, originally constructed in 1909, features 142 guest rooms – including 47 Junior Suites, one Governors Suite and one Presidential Suite, more than 7,000 square-feet of meeting and event space, three food and beverage outlets, a year-round rooftop pool and lounge, and a lobby that celebrates the art and essence of a bygone era.

The hotel’s name is as intentional and individual as the property itself, and refers to a mechanical form shaped like a human foot that is used by shoemakers to make and repair shoes – also known as a “Last.” The property’s design pays homage to The International Shoe Company, celebrating the building’s original ornate columns, metal work and terrazzo floors. Bold textures, era-inspired lighting, and thoughtful leather and stitching details throughout the common areas and guest rooms create an eclectic ambiance with a touch of luxury.

“The Last Hotel is a natural and ideal affiliation with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt,” said Mike Qualizza, co-owner of the hotel. “We share a commitment to celebrating the rich history, architecture and community that define our guests’ stay, which will be further enhanced by this partnership.”

HRI Hospitality, a subsidiary under hotel owner, operator and developer HRI Properties, LLC, manages a series of branded and independent hotels in top urban markets across the U.S. The Last Hotel is the latest addition to HRI Hospitality’s growing portfolio which includes two existing properties within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand: Holston House Nashville and The Eliza Jane in New Orleans. With its company mission of “Elevating the Urban Experience” for their guests and visitors, HRI Hospitality will oversee the management and all operations of the property.


“From Four Diamond hotels to independent boutique hotels, we’re proud to represent a portfolio of iconic properties across the nation. Each brings its own unique story and legacy, and we’re excited The Last Hotel will be the next chapter in our book,” said Gary Gutierrez, President, HRI Hospitality. “With decades of experience partnering with the top hotel brands, we bring a standard of management that we believe will translate into deeper involvement in with the St. Louis community and more an abundance of opportunities to create meaningful and memorable lasting connections with our guests.”


The Last Hotel is located at 1501 Washington Avenue in St. Louis, MO 63103. For more information, please visit: or call (314) 390-2500.

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