The 21c Museum Hotel is a posh, modern getaway in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The 21c Museum Hotel is an unparalleled stop for those visiting northwest Kentucky. With 91 rooms, each boasting its own ambiance and flavor, this boutique hotel also doubles as a museum.
The focus in on local artists and ensuring that each stay is enjoyed to the fullest. The rotating exhibit features contemporary artists and provides a unique experience for art lovers.
1.Rooms & Suites
Each of the 91 rooms is uniquely decorated for a truly unforgettable experience. Once part of the city's warehouse district, the building has been skillfully remodeled with lush amenities and a post-modern vibe. Architect Deborah Berke designed the rooms with high ceilings and exposed brick to capture the history of the building. Deluxe rooms include the Double and the King which face the central atrium and contain the featured amenities. The Luxury Double and Luxury King are city facing.
If guests want an unforgettable night's stay, they can reserve the Asleep in the Cyclone room. This is a permanent artistic addition by Johah Freeman and Justine Lowe, which doubles as a hotel room. The ceiling is resplendent with stunning stained glass, pieced together in a colorful display of light-capturing brilliance.
The Corner Suites feature a fantastic view of the city and is the largest room within the hotel. It contains a spacious sitting area and dining table. The large views overlook the corners of Main Street and 7th, alongside the Ohio river. This room contains standard amenities such as a large screen television, in-room coffee maker, high-end brand bath products, and Pewter cups for the regional favorite beverage, the mint julep.
The Balconies are another set of rooms which capture the city ambiance. Guests who stay in these rooms can enjoy access to a semi-private rooftop patio. The room contains a King bed, large screen television, free wifi, and a Herman Miller ergonomic support chair. The Rooftop Apartment is the equivalent of the penthouse suite of the 21c. This space contains a roomy 1314 square feet of space not counting the additional 2197 square feet of the Garden Terrace. This suite contains a separate bedroom with a king bed, one bath, and two half-baths. Guests can feel right at home with a full kitchen, and open living area
In addition to the room service, the restaurant Proof on main is a go-to for locals and hotel guests alike. The restaurant focuses on local ingredients, and the bar offers a selection of beverages and specialty cocktails. The Proof prides itself in working with local farms, and the seasonal menu reflects that. Guests can taste the southern delicacies gained from the garden located at Woodland Farm. The food at Proof on Main is just as unique as the hotel in which it is located. Guests can grab a quick bite with the KY Bento, a whimsical alternative to waiting for the order. Guests can choose from a choice of soup, salad and protein.
Another popular spot just a quick stroll from the hotel is the Garage Bar. A night out with friends is on the menu along with rustic pizzas and southern fare. This fun location is transformed out of a former service station as the name suggests. Along with the locally and nationally praised Kentucky Bourbon, visitors can enjoy cocktails, craft beers both draft and bottled, and seasonal wines.
The Spa at 21c is named one of Louisville's best. Services include a variety of massage options including the popular Swedish Massage, great for first-timers. For those seeking a more intensive experience, the Deep Tissue Massage is just the ticket. This provides more pressure and targets the deeper layers of the musculature. Reflexology Massage focuses on pressure points in the hands and feet. The skilled therapists can unlock tension which stimulates health and calm. Sports massage, prenatal massage, and Aromatherapy are also available.
With reservation and check in guests gain access to the Fitness room located on the ground floor. Work out facilities include free weights, cardio, and gym access. All spa services include products from Malin & Goetz apothecary. These products are chemical and fragrance-free and never animal tested.
Modern weddings have the perfect location at the 21c. With the museum's spectacular installations and a variety of sleek venues to choose from, everyone will be pleased to attend on the special day. Catering is provided by Proof of Main and spaces range in size from accommodating large or small groups. The Rooftop Gardens are one of the most popular options, and the wedding couple can stay in the Exclusive Penthouse. After the honeymoon, the 21c Art Car Limousine is available to drive the couple to the airport in style for a truly unforgettable experience.
Room blocks are available, as well as party add-ons. The wedding party can enjoy a selection of snack treats to make the occasion that much more special. The Fizz with Food is the perfect accompaniment for the wedding couple, with champagne, glasses, strawberries and nuts. For those who enjoy a more savory sampling the Cured Meats, Wine, and Cheese, or the Fromage is the perfect addition.
The 21c Museum Hotel does not skimp on the museum aspect of the location. This artistic haven is celebrated throughout Louisville and beyond. Works include local and national artists on a rotating display as well as a number of permanent installments. This collection includes such eye catchers as the Untitled piece by Ivan Navarro, a light-bending display using nothing more than light bulbs and mirrors. This creates an illusion of a never ending tunnel of lights which guests can view in the elevator.
One of the most popular is the Text Rain which is interactive and allows guests interact with an illusion of falling letters. Using a combination of projection, shadows, and computer technology, guests can 'catch' letters along the shadow of their outstretch hands. With the right timing, the letters are designed to spell out words or lines from a poem selected by the artist. This stunning installation by Camille Utterback will leave visitors speechless.
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700 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, Phone: 502-217-6300
Weekend Getaways in Kentucky: 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville