The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has finished a two-stage renovation of its 30,000 square feet of meeting space and 229 guest rooms and suites. The meeting space upgrade was completed at the beginning of the year and introduced a new color palette of blues and grays, ergonomic seating throughout, and upgraded lighting in the 12,750-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. The 3,300-square-foot amphitheater has tiered seating for 140 and has introduced new streaming and projection equipment for the 16-foot-by-10-foot projection screen and two high-definition TV monitors for live videoconferencing. There are eight additional meeting rooms ranging from 483 to 1,680 square feet. The property’s 299 guest rooms and suites were reimagined last summer in the same color palette and new, modern furnishings and accents in leather and chrome. Each room has French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony and marble bathrooms. Meeting planners looking for nearby unique venues will find the recently redesigned underground Museum at the Gateway Arch has a new entrance letting natural light into the space, which can hold up to 1,500 attendees for a private event. Also in downtown St Louis, the Old Courthouse, can host up to 200 guests in the building where the first trial was held in the Dred Scott case.