LEXINGTON, KY. - Hilton Lexington/Downtown announced it has completed its extensive renovation of the property that began in March 2009. During the revamping, significant upgrades were made to the hotel's 367 guestrooms and interior spaces including the lobby, atrium, Triangle Grille restaurant, Bigg Blue Martini lounge, Grand Kentucky Ballroom and meeting spaces.
Influenced by Kentucky's scenic landscape and equestrian heritage, the design concept for the hotel incorporated legendary Kentucky motifs. Developed by Atlanta firm Design Continuum, Inc., the updated interior of the hotel features 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.
The atrium's south end now includes a magnificent three-story water fountain with a whimsical equestrian theme. A mosaic of more than 10,000 hand-cut and placed pieces of colored glass, the fountain features four posed horses floating in the sky along with the sun and a crescent moon. It took three artists, each working a total of more than 175 hours, to complete the mosaic on each horse. Created by Mixed-Up Mosaics of New York, N.Y., the brilliant water feature also contains elements of Lexington's famous Triangle Park fountain.
The hotel's guestrooms feature designer selected window treatments, furniture, furnishings, wall coverings and carpeting. Calming greens and blues were used throughout the rooms to provide each guest with a relaxing, serene environment and white headboards were installed that are reminiscent of picket fences found throughout the commonwealth. The guest bathrooms were designed to be elegant and bright and showcase a crisp, clean décor. Classic furniture-style vanities with a golden wood tone and blue-green granite countertops are the heart of the new bathrooms.
Each renovated guestroom has been 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. Standard amenities include the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, featuring the exclusive Crabtree and Evelyn line of LaSource bath products; a Cuisinart dual-cup, single brew coffeemaker and Lavazza coffee and the easy-to-set Hilton alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity.