An Artful Hotel in Louisville: 21c Museum Hotels by

Issue 76 · Nautical Notes · June 11, 2013

An Artful Hotel in Louisville: 21c Museum Hotels

Issue 76 · Nautical Notes · June 11, 2013

This post is brought to you by 21c Museum Hotels.

Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, art collectors and preservationists, opened 21c in Louisville in 2006; their vision was to bring contemporary art into people's daily lives and to support the revitalization of their hometown.

Working with designer Deborah Berke, the couple converted five 19th century warehouse buildings into a 90-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, and restaurant, called Proof on Main. The project has created a cultural hub in downtown Louisville's Urban Bourbon Trail and on Museum Row. Earning the top honors five years in a row from the annual Readers' Choice survey in Condé Nast Traveler, the 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is located at 700 West Main Street.

21c Louisville Museum Hotel Exterior

Above: The entrance of the 21c Louisville location.

21c Museum Hotel Louisville, Museum

Above: The 9,000 square foot property includes the 21c Museum with a rotating program of curated exhibitions and site-specific commissioned installations; the museum is free and open to the public daily and year-round.

21c Louisville Museum Hotel Dining Room

Above: The interior of Proof on Main features rotating art installations curated by the 21c Museum.

21c Louisville Museum Hotel Bar

Above: At the bar, guests can choose from over 75 Kentucky bourbons as well as seasonal cocktails. 

21c Louisville Museum Hotel Dining Room

Above: Exposed bricks and white walls feature Guapisimas, an installation of 47 guapas and manares baskets by Venezuelan artist Pepe Lopez from the 21c Museum.

21c Louisville Museum Hotel Bedroom Suite

Above: The Corner Suites (above and below), are 21c Louisville's largest rooms.

21c Louisville Museum Hotel Bedroom Suite

Above: The 90 guest rooms and suites all feature high ceilings, large windows (many have original exposed brick walls); also available is the Rooftop Apartment with a large outdoor terrace.

21c Louisville Museum Hotel Bedroom Suite

Above: The Luxury King City View room is equipped with Herman Miller ergonomic support chairs, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, artwork on the walls, and all the necessary tech desires (HDTV flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and wi-fi internet).

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