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142 Rooms

The Last Hotel has recently opened its doors in the former home of International Shoe Co., at 1501 Washington Avenue. Fe Equus Development, of Milwaukee, remade the building as a 142-room hotel with bars and a rooftop deck with a pool. 

Tim Dixon, owner of Fe Equus, researched the building’s shoe-centric history to determine a name for his hotel. He chose Last, which is the term for the foot-shaped form cobblers use to make and repair shoes. “The Last Hotel,” Dixon said. “Think about it. Welcome to the Last Hotel, a first-class experience.”

Designed by Theodore Link, the architect of Union Station, the International Shoe building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Features at the Last include a top-floor lounge behind the tops of the columns that define the building’s exterior. The first floor has The Last Kitchen “somewhere between a bar, a cafe and a restaurant,” Dixon said.

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1501 Washington Ave., St. Louis , MO 63103

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