Best New Hotel Category

Angad Arts Hotel Places 4th in Best New Hotel Category


St. Louis’ Hottest New Property Garners National Attention Among USA Today Readers Angad Arts Hotel Places Fourth in Best New Hotel Category ST. LOUIS, Mo.

Opening its doors in November 2018, Angad Arts Hotel is thrilled to be acknowledged as a winner in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best New Hotel, placing fourth overall. Angad Arts Hotel in St. Louis celebrates the visual, performing and culinary arts at the heart of the city’s Grand Center Arts District. Owned by St. Louis’ Steve Smith, CEO of the Lawrence Group and London-based industrialist Lord Swraj Paul, Founder of Caparo Group, the Angad Arts Hotel was originally built in 1927 as the Missouri Theater. The property has garnered significant attention with its revolutionary concept of allowing guests to select rooms by emotion and color – green for rejuvenation, yellow for happiness, red for passion and blue for tranquility.

“At Angad Arts Hotel, our foremost priority has always been to go above and beyond our guests’ expectations; offering exceptional, personalized service and creating memorable experiences. We are pleased to see our efforts have been realized and are honored to receive this award from USA Today readers in such a competitive hotel market” said Mark Aipperspach, General Manager at Angad Arts Hotel. The Angad Arts Hotel is the realization of the vision of Lord Swraj Paul’s late son, Angad Paul. His energy, enthusiasm and creativity inspired the development team in this innovative project. For more information on the property, please visit provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013. Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties.

The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the website. About Angad Arts Hotel Angad Arts Hotel (AAH) is a wholly new hospitality experience, positioned to be a beacon for St. Louis’ exciting new cultural shift which embraces not only the visual arts, but also performance, fashion, literature, gastronomy and fun. Ideally located in the heart of the city’s Grand Center Arts District, Angad Arts Hotel offers a fusion of superb, gracious hospitality combined with curation of socially inspiring and authentic experiences. The property is a place where travelers and locals come together creating a vibrant intersection of cultural expressions.

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Lawrence Group is a design, development and project delivery firm with offices in Austin, New York, and St. Louis. For over 35 years, Lawrence Group has provided creative and integrated real estate solutions to clients and partners in the hospitality, healthcare, education, housing and commercial industries. For more information, visit