Rich With Meeting Space, Converted Crowne Plaza Readies Opening in Louisville

Having undergone extensive renovations, the former Executive West Hotel in Louisville, Ky., will reopen within a month as the new Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Kentucky Expo Center, London-based InterContinental Hotels Group announced last week. Located less than a mile from Louisville International Airport and a short drive from the 1 million-square-foot Kentucky Expo Center, the converted property will feature eight stories, 588 guest rooms and 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the third largest amount at any Crowne Plaza worldwide.

"The hotel's location near the airport and the Expo Center makes it a major attraction for meeting planners," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, brand management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, the Americas. "With the conversion of this hotel to a Crowne Plaza, we can now offer them our comprehensive meetings program, which they won't find at any other hotel in the Louisville market."

The Crowne Plaza meetings program includes three key components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, a Crowne Meetings Director and a Daily Meetings Debrief.

Renovations at the property have included upgrades to all 588 guest rooms, the addition of Presidential and Executive suites, and a total re-design of public spaces to include a new bar and restaurant, a renovated lobby, a new ballroom, dedicated exhibit space, an executive boardroom and a new business center.

Along with its meeting space, the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Kentucky Expo Center features a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and several on-site dining options.