Lexinton Downtown Hotel & Conferencce center begins renovation of its 367 guestrooms

Lexington, KY.--June 18, 2009--Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center, a Hilton Affiliate Hotel, announced that it has begun renovating its 367 guestrooms. The extensive $13 million revamping of the hotel kicked off in March of this year and began with a refurbishment of the facility’s atrium, grand ballroom and meeting rooms. The hotel remains open during the period of renovation and redecoration.

“We are excited to begin the next phase of the hotel’s beautification,” said Peter C. Lewis, president and chief investment officer of Madison W Properties. “Exceptionally appointed guestrooms that reflect Kentucky’s unique history will be the focal point of enhancing this distinguished property. Our guests will enjoy a level of style and comfort that will be unrivaled in Lexington.”

Most of the hotel’s guest accommodations will be updated with a sophisticated new look that will include designer selected linens and window treatments, furniture and furnishings, wall coverings and carpeting and enhanced bathrooms. Continuing the Kentucky theme into the guestrooms, white headboards have been chosen that are reminiscent of picket fences found throughout the commonwealth. Calming greens and blues will be used throughout the rooms to provide each guest with a relaxing, serene environment. Large flat panel LCD televisions will be installed to blend legacy charm with progressive accents.

The guest bathrooms have been designed to be elegant and bright and will showcase a crisp, clean décor. Classic furniture-style vanities with a golden wood tone and blue-green granite countertops will be the focal point of the new bathrooms. The selected wall coverings feature a simple scroll pattern that has a tranquil quality. Neutral colored stone-like porcelain tiles have been selected for the flooring and showers and a mixture of brushed and polished chrome fixtures will be used throughout each bathroom.

Each guestroom is expected to be furnished with the Hilton Serenity Collection of amenities, which includes the Pacific Coast down duvet, Super Topper mattress pads and top-quality linens and pillows. Anticipated standard amenities include the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, featuring the exclusive Crabtree and Evelyn line of La Source bath products; a Cuisinart dual-cup, single brew coffeemaker and Lavazza coffee; the easy-to-set Hilton Family alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity and high-speed Internet wireless access.

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 will feature a vibrant color palette inspired by regional country scenery. Rich shades of red, green, blue and gold will be found throughout the 22-story hotel’s interior as a modern take on traditional Kentucky design.


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