Kentucky is adding to its growing number of boutique properties with unique openings set for 2023.
Located in the Highlands neighbourhood, the Discotel will open in the former site of a disco ball factory in spring 2023. It promises to be “vibrant and captivating”.
In the state’s capital city of Frankfort, a boutique hotel is planned for the old Simon Warehouse, located at 106 E. Broadway. The four-floor building is set to be transformed into a bourbon-centric experience with 49 guest rooms, a restaurant-bar and a tasting room.
Appealing to nature enthusiasts, Elwood Hotel & Suites in Lexington is offering guests “plant-friendly” accommodations. Guests can choose to bring their own houseplant along with them, or the hotel has special packages for guests that include potted plants, locally made botanical toiletries and more.
Back in Louisville, NuLu’s 16-room Hancock House opened in 2019 in what was once a neighbourhood grocery store. The property offers ‘invisible service’ with online check in and keypad entry.
And in downtown Louisville the 51-room Grady Hotel was once a pharmacy that offered prescriptions of “medicinal bourbon”.
Next year will also mark the 100th anniversary of the historic Brown Hotel, a Georgian-Revival-style property located in downtown Louisville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is said to be the birthplace of the Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich.