September 19, 2012
Rachel Crowley

Hotel Ignacio Earns AAA Four Diamond Award

The ranking marks the hotel as a premier establishment as recognized by inspectors, industry professionals and AAA members.

Hotel Ignacio, with its newly installed neon sign, as seen at dusk.
The 10-by-20 foot sign atop Hotel Ignacio was designed within historic code and was installed in May. Submitted photo

Saint Louis University's Hotel Ignacio has received the coveted AAA Four Diamond rating for 2013.

This achievement ranks the hotel as a premier establishment esteemed by professional inspectors, the hospitality industry and more than 53 million AAA/CAA members. Less than five percent of the nearly 31,000 properties approved by AAA achieve this prestigious distinction.

Hotel Ignacio's lobby
Hotel Ignacio was converted to a hotel from a factory built in 1910 for the Morgens Brothers cleaning and dyeing company. Photo by Steve Dolan

This is one more of many accolades the hotel has received since its opening in April 2011. In February,, the New York Times-owned publication, named Hotel Ignacio one of 2012's Best New Romantic Hotels in its online honeymoon planning guide. The hotel has also been named a "Development of the Year" by the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis Development Corp and recognized by the Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc. as one of 11 "Most Enhanced Places."

The boutique hotel was designed by the award-winning Lawrence Group and offers 49 well-appointed guest rooms and two exceptional suites. Its distinctive and unique room décor is inspired by the arts and showcases the hotel's location in the Arts District of St. Louis.

As a recipient of the Four Diamond Award, Hotel Ignacio joins the ranks of other luxury properties in St. Louis such as the Chase Park Plaza, the Ritz-Carlton, the Renaissance St. Louis Grand, the Moonrise Hotel and the Westin St. Louis.

Throughout the U.S., Hotel Ignacio also ranks alongside the Raphael in Kansas City, the Drake Hotel in Chicago and the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

Learn more about Hotel Ignacio by visiting or calling 314-977-4411.

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