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The America’s Center Convention Complex is home to four distinct meeting facilities under one roof: Cervantes Convention Center, The Dome at America’s Center, the St. Louis Executive Conference Center and the Ferrara Theatre.  In addition the convention center features five exhibit halls, a ballroom and more than 80 meeting rooms.

The America's Center facility is located in the heart of Downtown St. Louis and offers:

  • 502,000 square-feet of prime exhibit space
  • 80 versatile meeting rooms
  • 28,000 square-foot ballroom
  • 67,000-seat Dome at America’s Center
  • 1,400-seat Ferrara Theatre

Centrally located in America’s heartland, St. Louis is an easy drive or quick flight away. With an average of 500 daily flights and 68 non-stop destinations, Lambert –St. Louis International Airport sits just minutes from downtown with convenient access to interstates and the MetroLink light rail system.

St. Louis is a foodies delight, with many diverse dining options. Attendees will enjoy Peruvian, Italian, French, Mediterranean and more cuisine from around the world all within walking distance of the America’s Center. St. Louis provides meeting attendees a world-class experience (hotels, restaurants, attractions and entertainment) without all the hassle and expense they’ll find in one of those overpriced convention destinations.

The tallest monument in the U.S just steps away from America’s Center! Your attendees will delight in the $380 million transformation of the 90-acre Gateway Arch grounds featuring a fully renovated museum, new spaces for performances, events, and paths for biking and walking. Meeting attendees will find the world-class hotel brands they expect including Marriott, Four Seasons, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Drury, Holiday Inn and Hyatt. With more than 7,000 rooms downtown and 38,000 hotel rooms region-wide, there’s plenty of great places to rest and recharge for the next day’s meeting or event.


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May 17, 2016

Beyoncé’s The Formation World Tour


Beyoncé’s The Formation World Tour

St. Louis, MO (May 17, 2016) – Beyoncé’s The Formation World Tour has launched and fans and media alike have been blown away by Queen B’s performance, songs and set. Fans are treated to 30 plus songs including debut performances of “Sorry”, “Hold Up”, “Daddy Lessons” and “Freedom” from her recent release Lemonade as well as power hits “Run The World (Girls)”, “Drunk In Love”, “Single Ladies” and more. Massive video screens rotate and resonate, pyro explodes, and everyone experiences the stunning imagery.
Following last week’s announcement of 7 additional North American shows, Live Nation and Parkwood Entertainment have confirmed that The Formation World Tour will also visit St. Louis, September 10th at The Dome at America’s Center. Tickets for the St. Louis concert will go on sale Monday, May 23 at 10am.

Beyhive members will have an opportunity to purchase advance tickets starting Wed. May 18th at 10:00 a.m. American Express ® Card Members can purchase before the general public tickets Thursday, May 19th at 10:00 am local time through Sunday, May 22 at 5:00 pm local time. “American Express has a longstanding relationship with Beyoncé and we are thrilled to partner with her again for the upcoming The Formation World Tour,” said Walter Frye, Vice President, Global Experiential Marketing, American Express. “We are proud to bring our Card Members around the world closer to Beyoncé – a global icon and an artist we know they love – with access to purchase tickets for her tour before the general public.”

True to her life’s work of always giving back, Beyoncé has named three charities as global partners for The Formation World Tour. The alignment with the three organizations is designed to show fans how easy it is to give back, be involved in their communities, to be kind and at the core—to BeyGOOD. BeyGOOD was launched in 2013 during the Mrs. Carter World Tour as the charity umbrella for Beyoncé’s global charity initiatives. Millions received tangible help, employment, shelter and more on tour stops in North America, Australia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean as a direct effect of BeyGOOD’s efforts during this time.
United Way will have a presence on every tour stop on the North American leg of the tour. CHIME FOR CHANGE and Global Citizen will have their online activation program for fans in select tour markets, including Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and London. In addition, there are three signature charity events in three cities; Houston, TX, Compton, CA and Detroit, Michigan.

There are three simple ways fans can participate in helping others along The Formation World Tour: online, in-community and on-site.

(1) Online – CrowdRise is in partnership with United Way to support the Flint Water Crisis where fans can make a small donation and qualify for an opportunity to win VIP tickets.

(2) In Community – United Way to support issues specific to each local tour market.

(3) On-site – by signing up to become a Global Citizen, along with CHIME FOR CHANGE, fans will have a chance to win tickets and upgrades at select tour dates.
Additional information visit:, BeyGOOD, globalcitizen/FormationTour & UnitedWay
To present her fans with the best possible experience at the concerts, Beyoncé has joined forces with
THX Ltd to provide the highest quality audio experience during THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR.

THX has assessed, optimized and certified that the acoustic systems used at the concerts are without
peer. With this association, concert-goers will get the best acoustic experience possible at any large venue

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For Beyoncé Press, North America and Europe, contact:
Yvette Noel-Schure
Schure Media Group

For Live Nation, contact:
Victor Trevino

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit

About Parkwood Entertainment:

Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé in 2010. With headquarters in New York City the company houses departments in music and video production, management, marketing, digital, creative, philanthropy, publicity and a newly formed record label. Under its original name, Parkwood Pictures, in 2008, the company released the film Cadillac Records (2008), in which Beyoncé starred and co-produced. The company also released the film, Obsessed (2009), with Beyoncé as star and executive producer. Parkwood Entertainment produced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014) and co-produced the ON THE RUN TOUR (2014).

Mar 19, 2015

2015 Brings New Hotel Rooms to ST. LOUIS’ Convention Quarter


2015 Brings New Hotel Rooms to ST. LOUIS' Convention Quarter

St. Louis, MO (March 19, 2015)  When it comes to offering meeting and convention guests the finest in accommodations, the St. Louis convention quarter is seeing a boom. With some of the most premier hotel brands in the industry, including Marriott, Four Seasons, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Drury, Holiday Inn and Hyatt, there are more than 7,000 available guest rooms in downtown St. Louis. By the end of summer 2015, more than 1,750 of those rooms will be new or recently remodeled and all within steps of America's Center.

"From the newly renovated Magnolia to the soon-to-be Marriott St. Louis Grand, our hotel partners are continuing to make extensive investments and enhancements to their properties," said John Bettag, vice president of sales for the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission.  "We are excited that many of the properties closest to America's Center are seeing revitalizations thanks to the commitment of our hospitality community to offer first-class accommodations to convention and meeting attendees."

The historic Mayfair Hotel was transformed into the Magnolia Hotel St. Louis last summer.  The boutique hotel, which originally opened in 1925, played host to Hollywood greats during its heyday.  The property offers 182 rooms, 4,500 square feet of executive conference center space and the 2,500-square-foot Mayfair Grand Ballroom.

Exciting new transformations in the spring and summer of 2015 include the rebranding and renovation of the Renaissance St. Louis Grand (adjacent to America's Center) into the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel.  This $30 million renovation will transform St. Louis' largest hotel.  All 917 guest rooms will be completely re-modeled in a comfortable, contemporary design and will include refrigerators and  47-inch flat-screen televisions.    

The Lobby will come alive with a new Marriott Great Room anchored by a spectacular Lobby Bar.   Comfortable seating and multiple connections will be available so guests can plug in and unwind.   The 8th Street Pantry will be located in the Great Room and feature grab and go menu items.   The Great Room Restaurant and Bar will feature local items as well as a variety of local beers on tap.  Finally, the hotel will be adding 6,400 square feet of meeting and event space.

Also adjacent and physically connected to America's Center, the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Convention Center (formerly the historic Lennox Hotel) is slated to re-open in late summer and is being redeveloped by Maritz, Wolff & Co.  Shuttered since 2011 when it last operated as the Renaissance St. Louis Suites Hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott is completing a $15 million renovation that will transform the property into a modern, boutique-style hotel reflective of the historic nature of the building.  

Each of its spacious (475 square foot on average) 165 rooms will be completely renewed with the majority receiving 55-inch televisions.  Additionally, the lobby will be completely updated with a mid-century modern design to complement the existing historic elements.   The comprehensive renovation includes window and elevator replacement, and a replacement of all furnishings.  Additionally, the project includes renovation of 1,100 square feet of meeting space on the second floor, as well as unique 800-square feet meeting space on the hotel's rooftop.

HMA Hotels is completing the renovation of the Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown - Convention Center, which is on Ninth Street next to America's Center.  Formerly the Ramada Plaza, the hotel has undergone a full renovation of all 293 rooms, corridors, lobbies, pool deck, fitness center and front desk.  

The sophisticated contemporary décor is a new look for Holiday Inn, which will appeal to business travelers and families alike.

The redesigned 11,000 square foot Grand Ballroom and Conference Center offers a transitional mix of crystal chandlers, modern furnishings and classic touches.  Guests will also enjoy the new St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Restaurant & Bar featuring memorabilia from renowned local athletes, along with some of their favorite cuisine.  The NEW Holiday Inn will re-open by spring of 2015 with the Conference Center space scheduled to be completed by June.

In addition to accommodations, St. Louis is a Midwestern destination filled with one-of-a-kind attractions, restaurants, shops and adventures.  St. Louis offers meeting planners a complete package for citywide meetings and events in the heart of the city's re-developed downtown central business district.  More than $5 billion worth of development has been invested across the region, and more exciting projects are on the way.  Learn more about all St. Louis has to offer your next convention or meeting.

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission is the sales and marketing organization responsible for marketing St. Louis City and St. Louis County as a convention and meeting site and as a leisure travel destination.  In addition, the CVC manages and operates the America's Center Convention Complex®, which includes 502,000 square feet of prime exhibit space, a 28,000 square-foot ballroom, the 67,000-seat Edward Jones Dome, the 1,400-seat Ferrara Theatre and the St. Louis Executive Conference Center.

For more information, contact:
Anthony Paraino

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*Editor's note: Downloadable images of the renovation efforts at the Marriott St. Louis Grand, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Convention Center and the Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown - Convention Center.
A gallery of renovated rooms in the St. Louis convention quarter.


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