The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis

Located in the heart of the Central West End, The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis, brings elegant style to St. Louis. This regal building is home to a celebrated history dating back to 1922. Enjoy luxurious amenities in one of the 389 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites. Three onsite restaurants as well as endless dining and entertainment choices right outside your door.

Most ARLIS/NA conference activities will happen on the first floor and lower level of the hotel.


The Chase Park Plaza is conveniently located on N. Kingshighway Blvd., adjacent to Forest Park, just 11 miles from Lambert International Airport.

From Lambert International Airport, (Approximately 11 miles):
Follow signs to I-70E and follow I-70E for 6 miles to Bircher Blvd. Take Exit 244A and follow N. Kingshighway Blvd., another 3.5 miles.

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis

212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Phone: 314-633-3000
Fax: 314-633-3077


The Conference Rate for rooms is $199/night.


The discounted ARLIS/NA rate is available to conference attendees 3 days pre-conference and 3 days post conference (based on availability).  If you wish to take advantage of a few extra days in St. Louis at the group rate, you will need to make your conference hotel reservation online first (April 19-24, 2020). Once you’ve received your confirmation number, call the reservations department at the hotel at (314)-633-3000. You will then need to give them your confirmation number and ask the agent to add the extra days on to your stay.  You will also want to reference the ARLIS/NA booking code: 0419ALSNA
Booking link: ARLIS/NA


Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.


Overnight parking for hotel guests is $25 per day.  There is daily parking available for a fee.

Please see this fact sheet for additional details about the Chase.


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Dear Colleagues:

We regret to inform you that ARLIS/NA will not be holding its 48th Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO next month because of the serious health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be assured that I appreciate your patience while we worked through the decision-making process. 

The conference planners and ARLIS/NA Executive Board hoped that the situation would improve, but restrictions on travel, CDC’s recommendations to avoid congregating in large groups, and the attendance limits in place at Washington University and Saint Louis University -- where many of our events were to be held – meant that proceeding with the conference as planned would be both irresponsible and impractical.  The health and safety of our membership and the population at large is of the utmost importance. 

Over the next couple of weeks we will be issuing full refunds to everyone who has already registered.  Please cancel your hotel reservation.  If you have received a travel award, we will be in touch on how to handle the award moving forward. 

This will be a substantial financial burden for the Society.  If you choose to donate your refund to ARLIS/NA, it would be very much appreciated.  If you do want to donate, please get in touch with Nancy Short directly.

I want to thank the conference planning committee and the co-chairs who planned what would have been an excellent conference.  Although we were excited to show off St. Louis,  we are considering how to share the content that presenters and moderators have developed; more on that soon.

If you have questions, please ask a member of the executive board, a member of the conference planning advisory committee, or our Executive Director, Nancy Short.  We are here to answer your questions.

Be well.  --Laura

Laura Schwartz


Contact Nancy Short, Executive Director
(414) 908-4954 x 136