Marriott Lousiville East Opens
Friday June 22nd, 2012 - 9:39AM
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LOUSVILLE, KY—RockBridge and Musselman Hotels LLC have opened the Marriott Lousville East.
More than $30 million has been invested in rebuilding the property under the Marriott brand.
The hotel, formerly known as the Park Inn hotel, was purchased by RockBridge and Musselman and has been undergoing a transformation the past 18 months.
The Marriott Louisville East has meeting and event space that encompasses 21,000 sq. ft., as well as an 8,000-sq.-ft. ballroom, a new addition introduced during the rebuild.
All 252 guestrooms feature 42-in. flat-panel HD TVs, refrigerators, walk-in showers and swing-out desks. The top floor features a concierge lounge.
The hotel is inspired by Kentucky’s bourbon industry. The lobby features bourbon barrel-inspired woods and stone that reflects Kentucky’s limestone, which is said to enhance the flavor of Kentucky bourbon. In the guestrooms, bluegrass-inspired artwork is on display. The meeting and event space also offers details inspired by the region, with the carpeting reminiscent of the flames that char the inside of bourbon barrels.
Tags: Hospitality Ownership
The most recent NYU Conference, earlier this month proved, once and for all, that the lodging industry has finally turned the corner and happy days are, indeed, here again. While the economists and pundits all provided plenty of anecdotal evidence to bear that out in terms of supply and demand ratios, RevPAR projections, asset values and all the other metrics, that’s not what has me convinced.