21c Museum Hotel Louisville
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Voted Top Ten Hotels in the World in Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards 2009/2010/2011. 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville is the first of its kind--a 90-room hotel dedicated to world-class luxuries Southern-style hospitality and contemporary art from living artists. Nestled in the heart of Museum Row and downtown Louisville 21c is an epicenter for culture activity and artistic expression.
Conde Nast Traveler says..."Created from abandoned tobacco and bourbon warehouses, and doubling as a contemporary art museum with more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, this property has reclaimed-wood floors, hand-blocked linen upholstery, exposed brickwork and timber trusses, and glass transoms. “The art collection makes it such a fun place to stay.” “Unique and creative” guest rooms have Herman Miller chairs, high ceilings, pewter mint julep cups, Malin and Goetz bath products, and rubber ducks in bathtubs. Proof on Main’s menu is inspired by Italy and the American South, hence dishes like Marksbury Farm Bone-in Pork Chop or rye pasta carbonara, and a choice of more than 50 Kentucky bourbons, several bottled exclusively for the hotel. “It’s an incredible place for such a small city.'" ~From CondeNastTraveler.com
National Geographic Traveler says..."Contemporary art-filled boutique property behind several Main Street historic iron facades. Gallery-minimal interiors showcase rotating art exhibits. Pre-programmed iPods, mint julep cups; two rooms boast terraces. Kentucky bison, rabbit, and produce in the restaurant. 91 rooms.
"Conde Nast 2009 Gold List 2009 says..."Doubling as a contemporary art museum, this "very hip hotel" in a refurbished warehouse has exposed brickwork and original timber trusses coupled with "urban, sleek, clean lines." Rooms have 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and rubber ducks in the baths. At Proof on Main, try country ham fritters or Kentucky bison and choose from 50 bourbons. The artwork is "cutting-edge, stimulating, thought-provokinga metaphor for the hotel itself."
Conde Nast Traveler says..."It's difficult to describe the uniqueness of this hotel," the top-scoring Gold List property in the United States. Created from abandoned tobacco and bourbon warehouses, the property features reclaimed-wood floors, hand-blocked linen upholstery, and glass transoms, "striking design that mixes old and new to stunning effect"a9,000 square feet of exhibition space are a backdrop to the revolving collection of contemporary art. Guest rooms have high ceilings, Herman Miller chairs, exposed brick walls, and silver mint julep cups. Proof on Main cooking is inspired by Italy and the American South, hence dishes like handmade tonnarelli, and sides like simmered grits; its selection of Kentucky bourbons includes some bottled exclusively for the restaurant." -From Conde Nast Traveler
Travel + Leisure says..."Louisville’s 21c ranks as a bona fide cultural institution in the making, not just a hotel with art. Designed by New York architect Deborah Berke, the 90-room property houses a multi-million dollar collection of paintings, sculptures, photos, and video installations by living artists (hence the hotel’s name, a reference to the 21st century). Most of the art comes from the personal collection of owner and philanthropist Steve Wilson and his wife, Laura Lee Brown. Occupying five 19th-century brick buildings, 21c showcases Berke’s spare-but-polished industrial style of exposed-brick walls and bead-board ceilings. Old poplar floorboards were turned into bar fronts, and recycled carpet backing became the bar’s floor. ~From Travelandleisure.com
- 24 Hour Front Desk
24 Hour Security
ATM/Bank on Property
Bedding: Down Comforter
Bedding: Fine Linens
Beds: Romantic Beds
Beds: Rooms with King Beds
Beds: Rooms with Two Beds
Bikes to Use
Charm up the Wazoo
Complimentary Bottled Water
Complimentary Local Telephone Calls
Cool Lounging Spot
Dining Area in the Room
Dining: Outdoor Dining
- Dining: Restaurant On Property
Fax Machine Available For Guests
Internet: Free Wireless
Internet: High Speed Outlet in Room
Internet: Internet Access Kiosk
Internet: Is Free
Internet: WiFi in Public Areas
iPod Docking Station
Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
Live Music on Property
- Personal Concierge Available
Pet Friendly - Size Limit
Pillow Top Mattreses
Private Rooftop Terrace
Room Service (Limited)
Room Type: Good for 2 Couples
Safe Deposit Box
Safe in Room (Laptop Fits)
Sauna on Property
Spa/Massage on Property
Uniformed Security on Site
View: Rooms with City Views
Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
- Boutique Hotels
Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotels
Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotels 2013
- National Geographic Traveler Stay List - US
Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels
Travel and Leisure Top 500 Hotels - 2013
- Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (USA)
Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (USA) - 2013
Pets allowed up to 50 lbs. A one time per reservation, non-refundable cleaning fee of $100 applies.
Complementary high speed internet and WiFi is available in all public areas, meeting rooms and guests rooms.
21c Museum Hotel is more than just a place to spend the night - it's a 90-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant and cultural civic center nestled in the heart of Museum Row in historic downtown Louisville. With over 5000 square feet of art-filled meeting and event space, 21c guests enjoy authentic Southern hospitality and accessible luxury while exploring the work of contemporary artists in America's only museum dedicated solely to art of the 21st Century.