Hilton Lexington/Downtown to open after renovation

Hilton Lexington/Downtown, formerly the Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center, will be reopened on October 14 in a ceremony with Hilton VP John Carroll and Peter C. Lewis.

Hilton Lexington/Downtown began an extensive $13-million renovation in March 2009, that includes refurbishment of the hotel’s 367 guestrooms, interior public spaces including the lobby and atrium, Grand Kentucky Ballroom and meeting rooms. The revamping of half of the hotel’s guestrooms and the ballroom, restaurant, lobby and atrium is now complete. The renovation of the remaining guestrooms is expected to conclude in 2010.

Influenced by Kentucky’s scenic landscape and equestrian heritage, the design concept for the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms, restaurant, grand ballroom and meeting rooms incorporates regional motifs. Developed by Atlanta firm Design Continuum, Inc., the updated interiors feature a vibrant color palette inspired by regional country scenery. Rich shades of red, green, blue and gold can be found throughout the hotel’s interior as a modern take on traditional Kentucky design.

Hilton Lexington/Downtown is a 22-story hotel featuring 367 guestrooms centrally located in the heart of Lexington’s financial district. The 290,362-square foot hotel includes more than 16,000 square feet of diverse meeting and event space, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and spa and business center. Hilton Lexington/Downtown is just steps from renowned Lexington Center, central Kentucky’s premier sports and entertainment complex that includes Rupp Arena, Lexington Convention Center and The Shops at Lexington Center.

Located at 369 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507, Hilton Lexington/Downtown is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s largest independent hotel management company.

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