WashU Olin’s on-campus hotel rooms get elegant upgrades

  • February 1, 2024
  • By WashU Olin Business School
  • 2 minute read

Tucked away on the WashU campus is a hidden hospitality gem: 66 newly renovated guestrooms in the university’s Knight Center that can be booked for conferences, events and special occasions.

The hotel rooms are convenient accommodations for anyone traveling to the WashU campus, including university groups, parents, visiting faculty and external groups (including parents of visiting athletes).

This is the first major renovation for the guestrooms in more than 20 years and is the culmination of more than three years of planning and construction work.

There are now 54 deluxe king rooms available, and 12 deluxe double full rooms. Amenities include plush linens, complimentary WiFi, DirectTV, video streaming capabilities, in-room safes, convenient USB charging stations and clothing steamers.

An upgraded 24-hour on-premise fitness center features treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, stationary bikes and a Fit 3 Multi-Gym. Guests can also visit the nearby Bear Pub and Bauer Brew/Bauer Café.

Enhancements will continue in the coming months as the Knight Center installs artwork in the elevator lobbies and guest rooms. The art, curated by Bruno David Gallery, will include work by Carmon Colangelo, Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, as well as other artists with WashU or St. Louis ties.

Rates vary depending on dates and availability. University groups holding conferences anywhere on the WashU campus can set up group blocks for attendees. Guestrooms billed to a WashU cost center receive a $164/night university rate. Breakfast can be added for $20/guest. 

Visitors can check out the rooms’ new look at an open house on February 7 from 3-6 p.m. To attend or schedule a separate visit, RSVP to Knight Center Senior Sales Manager Cara LaGrow.

To book a guestroom, visit the Knight Center’s website.

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