Known as Bourbon City and home to the Kentucky Derby, Louisville caters to leisure better than most destinations. But today, the state’s largest city is buzzing with renovated event spaces, stylish new hotels and a recent $1 billion investment in its tourism infrastructure, which will serve business travelers better than ever. Invite your meeting attendees to be the first to experience all of Louisville’s exciting new offerings.
Incredible Spaces Fit for Any Event
After a two-year, $207 million expansion and renovation, the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) is open and ready for your business. It offers more than 200,000 contiguous square feet of exhibition space and a 40,000 square-foot ballroom with color-changing LED lighting. There’s even a 175-seat theater and 52 modern meeting rooms. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the KICC provides your attendees with easy, walkable access to many of the city’s iconic attractions and distilleries.
Adjacent to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, the Kentucky Exposition Center is another great venue—the sixth largest convention center in the country—with 1.3 million square feet of meeting space and 400 acres of outdoor event space. Boasting two large arenas, 46 meeting rooms and more than 680,000 square feet of Class A exhibit space, it is the perfect location to host everything from tradeshows to educational conventions to corporate meetings.
While you’re in town, be the first to explore the new and revamped hotels in this great Southern city. Last year Louisville welcomed several new lodging options, including the four-star, 612-room Omni Hotel and the European-inspired AC Hotel. For traditional luxury, visit Hotel Distil, one of the additions along Whiskey Row. Your youthful attendees will especially enjoy its sister property, the Moxy—a fresh and modern social boutique. Both hotels open late 2019 and are accepting reservations beginning November 5. Many of these hotels also offer on-site meeting spaces and have easy access to nearby venues for dinners and smaller gatherings.
No matter how big your event is, you’re sure to find suitable options throughout this great city.