Moonrise Hotel Voted "Best of the Midwest" by AAA Readers
Second year in a row the Delmar Loop hotel has taken this award.
The results are in — the Moonrise Hotel in St. Louis, has been voted “Best Small Hotel” by the readers of AAA Midwest Traveler in the annual “Best of the Midwest” Awards. This is the second year in a row Moonrise Hotel has taken home this honor.
Opened in April 2009, this 125-room chic, boutique hotel is located in the heart of the Delmar Loop, designated by the American Planning Association as “One of the 10 Great Streets in America.”
Distributed in Missouri, eastern Kansas, southern Illinois, and southwestern Indiana, AAA Midwest Traveler has a circulation of 550,000. As the name suggests, their readers are well-seasoned travelers. Over 95 percent of their readers have taken a trip within the past 12 months, and 76 percent of readers have stayed in a hotel, according to the publication.
"We’re just so thrilled about this,” said Joe Edwards, Moonrise Hotel owner. “Our staff truly is the best in the Midwest and works hard to make sure guests have the best possible experience. It’s an honor to see AAA readers recognize the Moonrise.”
True to its name (and owner Joe Edwards’ passion for space), the eclectic Moonrise Hotel features lunar-themed artifacts and artwork. Guests can dine at the Eclipse Restaurant, conference in the Apollo 8 or Apollo 11 meeting rooms and sip a cocktail on the Rooftop Terrace Bar, where the world’s largest man-made moon rotates day and night. The eight-story Moonrise Hotel serves as a destination hotel for St. Louis locals, Washington University visitors and out-of-state travelers alike. Its prime location next to The Pageant attracts musicians and concertgoers from across the nation.
The city of St. Louis also took home several “Best of Midwest” titles, beating out Chicago for “Best Large City for Weekend Getaway” and earning the award of “Best Attraction” with the Gateway Arch.
In addition to “Best Small Hotel,” Moonrise Hotel is recognized as a AAA Four Diamond property (2011 and 2012) and award-winning property on TripAdvisor (2010, 2011 and 2012). The Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ List also named Moonrise Hotel as one of the “world’s best hotels” (2010 and 2011).