Midas Hospitality breaks ground on $28 million development in Minnesota

The development will consists of two hotels, including a 100-room Hampton Inn and a 107-room Home2 Suites. The hotels will open in the summer of 2018.

Midas Hospitality Hires New Information Technology Manager

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently hired Robert Schultz as its Information Technology Manager.

As the Information Technology (IT) Manager, Schultz will maintain the technology infrastructure for Midas Hospitality’s corporate office, as well as for the new and existing hotels the company manages. He will implement all computer and information systems including everything from hardware to software, as well as oversee the installation and maintenance for the entire network. Schultz also will be responsible for IT services at sister company MC Hotel Construction, which specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states.

Prior to joining Midas Hospitality, Schultz served as an Information Systems Manager for a local organization. He has more than 20 years of technology experience and managerial background.

Midas Hospitality’s & Marriott’s Horizon Award

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, was recently presented Marriott’s Horizon Award.

The prestigious award recognizes the best of the best in hotel management companies that partner with Marriott. It is given to companies that embody Marriott’s spirit to serve philosophy, focus on associates to create a well-managed and engaged workforce, and provide outstanding customer service. The award celebrates Marriott franchisees that have demonstrated excellence in their portfolio operations with the reliable development of new properties.

“As one of the top mid-sized Marriott franchisees in the country, we are truly honored to accept this distinguished award,” said Midas Hospitality President Rob Willard. “Our company embodies Marriott International’s philosophy – ‘Take care of the associate and the associate will take care of the guest’ – and we embrace this perspective within our entire organization.”

Pictured from left to right are Midas Hospitality’s Senior Director of Development Chris Shinkle; MC Hotel Construction’s Project Director Tim Flacke; Midas Hospitality’s Managing Member and Co-Founder J.T. Norville; Marriott International’s President and CEO Arne Sorenson; Midas Hospitality’s President Rob Willard; Marriott International’s Group President Dave Grissen; Midas Hospitality’s CEO and Co-Founder Dave Robert, and; Marriott International’s President Lodging and Owner Franchise Services Liam Brown.

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 14 states. The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood. Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo. For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

Midas Hospitality plans Element hotel near SLU

The headquarters of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis will eventually make way for a new Element by Westin hotel, the first in the St. Louis market.

Maryland Heights-based Midas Hospitality is buying the Habitat for Humanity’s property at 3763 Forest Park Avenue for $2.4 million with plans to open by late 2019 a $25 million, 153-room hotel on the Midtown site.

Plans include 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor of the hotel and a rooftop lounge in the 8-story building. Guests would have access to a fitness center, pool and “borrow-a-bike” program.

Midas CEO David Robert said demolition of the existing buildings won’t start for nine to 12 months while it continues leasing the property to Habitat for Humanity so the nonprofit has time to find a new spot for its administrative offices, construction warehouse and the ReStore donation center. Habitat put its property on the market in the summer.
Midas has been looking at the neighborhood for a couple of years, seeking to capitalize on the area’s momentum. Across Forest Park Avenue, Lawrence Group has begun work on the large City Foundry retail and food hall redevelopment of the former Federal-Mogul industrial site. South of Highway 40 (Interstate 64), Green Street Properties plans to rehab the old Armory building and St. Louis University and SSM Health are building a new, $550 million SLU Hospital.

“It was really the market and the demand generators,” Robert said.

To the west is the expanding Cortex innovation district, which also includes plans for an Aloft Hotel.

Robert said the Element by Westin brand typically caters to extended stay guests. Element rooms, for instance, all have full kitchens and guests stay an average of five nights. The Aloft planned in Cortex, on the other hand, has shorter stays.

“The Element guest is a little bit different customer than the Aloft guest, so we think they actually complement each other,” Robert said.

The project falls within the footprint of SLU’s new Midtown Redevelopment Corporation, which gives the university broad authority to control what is built around its academic and medical campuses. Approved by the city last year, the redevelopment corporation is similar to entities that guide development in Cortex and around the Washington University Medical Center.

Midas will need to work with SLU on the design of its project and could ask the university for up to 25 years of tax abatement, the maximum SLU can grant within the redevelopment footprint. The hotel project is planned in a portion of the SLU redevelopment area identified as mixed-use and eligible for up to 25 years of tax abatement.

Roberts said financing is still being finalized and he had no comment on whether the firm would ask for development incentives.

Midas owns and operates 30 hotels in 13 states. Its sister company, MC Hotel Construction, is building the Element. Maplewood-based Gray Design is the architect. Carrolton Bank is financing the project.

New Home2 Suites to be Built in Overland Park, KS

Midas Hospitality and sister company MC Hotel Construction are working together to build a new Home2 Suites by Hilton in Overland Park, Kan.  The 123-room hotel will be located at 7121 W. 135th St., which is the former site of a Smokehouse Bar-B-Que restaurant.

The new 65,000-square-foot four-story all-suite hotel will offer fully equipped kitchens, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor living area, and much more.  The project’s construction will begin June, 2017 and be completed by May, 2018.

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, will manage the hotel.  The builder is MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, which is the sister company of Midas Hospitality.  The architecture firm is Gray Design.  All three companies are based in St. Louis, Mo.

“We are extremely excited about developing and operating our second Home2 by Hilton.” said J.T. Norville, Midas Hospitality’s co-founder and managing member.  “Backed by one of the industry’s best brands, the Home2 product will serve both the transient and extended stay demand in the Overland Park, Kansas market.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 11 states.  The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo.  For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

MC Hotel Construction, which is also located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, MO, specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states.  MC Hotel Construction builds for leading brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Starwood and Legacy Suites.  For more information, call (314) 339-6600 or visit http://www.mchotelconstruction.com.