Enveloped by the rolling hills of Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass Country, the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa offers an authentic Southern oasis. The luxury hotel features stylish accommodations with private bathrooms and modern amenities, award-winning cuisine and an array of first-class facilities and guest services, including a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center and a Rees Jones designed golf course. The hotel also boasts 28,000 square feet of event space for weddings and conferences and is within a short drive from several notable attractions such as the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Keeneland Race Track, and Kentucky Horse Park.

1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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The Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa features stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites with contemporary décor and furnishings, private bathrooms, work desks and chairs, and modern amenities. Conveniences include pillow-top mattresses, premium linens, flat-panel LCD TVs with premium movie channels, coffee makers, mini-refrigerators and complimentary bottled water, telephones with voicemail services, and free wireless Internet. Additional services include room service, local restaurant delivery, newspaper delivery, laundry and valet dry cleaning services and daily housekeeping services.

Standard Guest Rooms are 312 square feet in size and feature one king or two queen-sized beds with pillow-top mattresses and duvets, and en-suite bathrooms with granite countertops, dual sinks, walk-in showers and marble floors. Sitting areas feature workstations with good lighting and comfortable chairs lounge chairs for relaxing. Other room types include Concierge Level and Balcony Rooms, and One-Bedroom Hospitality Suites.

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Guests can enjoy a variety of breakfast options in the hotel dining room, ranging from Buffet and Continental Breakfast to Full American or Hot breakfasts. Other dining options around the property include JW’s Steakhouse, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves a range of All-American cuisine inspired by the surrounding local Bluegrass heritage. JW's Lounge offers casual fare and cocktails for lunch and dinner, while 19th Hole is a newly renovated restaurant overlooking the 19th hole of the golf course that serves light fare and beverages for breakfast and lunch. Starbucks® Coffee House offers great specialty coffees, teas and pastries throughout the day and Top Deck is a seasonal outdoor café-style bar that offers delicious snacks and refreshing drinks in a laid-back atmosphere.

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The Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa offers an array of amenities, facilities and guest services to enhance every stay, ranging from a full-service spa and fitness center to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a Rees Jones designed golf course. The Spa at Griffin Gate presents a range of indulgent treatments and massages, including massages, skin care and facials, body treatments and manicures/pedicures. The hotel’s 24-hour fitness center is fully equipped with a range of cardiovascular equipment, and the indoor and outdoor swimming pools are open year-round with towels provided. The 18-hole, par-72 Rees Jones-designed championship golf course is set on 250 acres and offers a scenic and challenging Bluegrass golf experience.

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4.Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events
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The Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa offers beautiful venues for weddings, receptions, and other special celebrations, as well as corporate functions and business meetings. Six unique wedding venues and reception halls dotted about the 220 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds cater for every type of event, whether small and intimate or large and formal and include a variety of services such as catering, planning and management, and more. Venues range from The Mansion, a historic 19th-century antebellum mansion that can accommodate smaller wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, as well as outdoor ceremonies on the lawn to the spectacular 9,570-square foot Grand Ballroom that accommodates up to 700 guests for receptions. Other venues include the Bluegrass Pavilion & Patio with beautiful views of the groomed grounds and golf course; the Paddock Pavilion & Patio that boasts 5,400 square feet of space; and the beautiful reception hall of the Terrace Ballroom that is perfect for intimate weddings of up to 100 people.

The hotel also caters for business functions and conferences with a variety of smaller rooms for private events and the Grand Ballroom which can accommodate up to 1,200 guests for large meetings and conventions. All business venues have state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, delicious and unique catering menus and the Paddock Pavilion offers 5,400 square feet of inviting outdoor space for pre- and post-function events.

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1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, Phone: 859-231-5100

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Weekend Getaways in Kentucky: Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

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