Is the Millennium Hotel closing its doors?

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Is the skyline of St. Louis about to change with the potential closing of a downtown hotel?

A source tells FOX 2 some hotel employees were told the Millennium will close its doors early next year.

No one from the hotel returned our phone calls, we tried to reach management here in St. Louis and at the corporate office in Colorado.

We've been told by sources that the hotel will remain open through the holiday season then shutdown sometime early next year.

When we checked online and on the phone for room availability in February we were told the property is sold out with no rooms available.

Back in March, the Millennium closed the south tower effectively taking 400 hotel rooms out of service.

At the time, the hotel said it was part of a renovation plan, but that tower has never reopened.

The cylindrical hotel that's been part of the skyline for years is quite old, built in 1969, and some of the mechanical systems are showing their age.

If the hotel closes for good, what would that mean for tourism and convention business in St. Louis?

There's also a revolving restaurant called Top of the Riverfront on the very top floor of the Millennium.

At this point we don't know its future.

When I called the restaurant to inquire about future bookings like New Year's Eve, I was told those plans would be finalized after Thanksgiving.

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