Louisville's Galt House Hotel to undergo $80M renovation in June

The Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, Ky., the flagship of Wyndham Hotel Group's Trademark Collection soft brand, will undergo an $80-million renovation project starting this June. The project is slated for completion in early 2020.

Renovation work will include updates to the guestrooms, the Jockey Silks Lounge in the hotel's west tower, the second floor tower in the west tower, the conservatory lounge and restaurant, the east tower lobby, the west tower restaurant (currently called Rivue) and the DownOne bourbon bar. The west tower will also eventually get a brasserie-style restaurant with outdoor seating and a view of the Belvedere.

The renovations will start in the west tower and move gradually to the east tower.

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To keep a strong sense of the destination, the teams involved with the renovation are all local. Louisville's PLC Construction Management and Kelley Construction will lead the construction, while K. Norman Berry Associates Architects and Swope Design Group are creating the layouts for the revamped rooms and public spaces. The design will be inspired by the food, bourbon, horses and colors of Kentucky, including green, brown, red, blue and orange.

The 1,310-guestroom Galt House Hotel dates back to 1835.

Photo credit: Galt House Hotel