If you haven't been to Louisville in a few years, you might not recognize it. Bourbon City has experienced a tourism renaissance resulting from an investment of more than $1 billion revitalizing Louisville's downtown corridor, adding new hotels, restaurants and bourbon-centric attractions. Of course, the crown jewel is the stunning $207 million expanded and renovated Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC).
KICC now offers 200,125 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, a 40,000-square-foot ballroom, 52 meeting rooms and even its own private-select Bourbon. The facility captures natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a glimpse of the 130+ bars, restaurants and bourbon distilleries (seven of them!) all within walking distance of KICC.
Downtown Louisville also boasts 6,000 hotel rooms from value to luxury, including two new bourbon-centric properties - the Omni Louisville and Hotel Distil.
When it comes to hosting meetings, conventions and events, Louisville has it all - along with a hearty helping of Southern hospitality. To learn more about meeting in Bourbon City, visit GoToLouisville.com/Meet.
Top 3 Reasons to Meet in Louisville
1) Louisville has invested more than a billion dollars into revitalizing its downtown corridor
2) New hotels include a 110-room Moxy and 205-room Hotel Distil, a Marriott Autograph Collection property
3) Southern Living declared Louisville "One of the South's Best Food Cities"
Current hotel inventory: 20,478
Rooms under construction: 1,509 (2,427 added in past 18 months)
Total Square Footage of KICC Exhibit Space: 200,125
Transit to KICC from Airport (SDF): 7 miles (approximately 10 minutes)
REP: Doug Bennett, Senior VP of Convention Development