Voted the #1 United States Hotel & #6 Hotel in the World in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2009 & 2010, 21c Museum Hotel is more than just a place to spend the night – it's a 90-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant and cultural civic center nestled in the heart of Museum Row in historic downtown Louisville. With over 9000 square feet of art-filled meeting and event space, 21c guests enjoy authentic Southern hospitality and accessible luxury while exploring the work of contemporary artists in America's only museum dedicated solely to art of the 21st Century. Whether you are visiting Bourbon Country, spending a day at Churchill Downs, or hosting a lavish Southern wedding, 21c is a modern epicenter for culture, activity, and artistic expression. Applauded by Travel & Leisure Magazine as "one of the most ambitious unions of art and hospitality ever undertaken," and hailed by The New York Times as "an innovative concept with strong execution and prompt and enthusiastic service," come meet the infamous Red Penguins and discover how 21c Museum Hotel is redefining the art of hospitality.
Once home to a series of 19th-century tobacco and bourbon warehouses, the guest rooms and suites at 21c provide a welcomed sanctuary from the art and activity that fills the Museum. Designed by renowned architect Deborah Berke, rooms are spacious with high ceilings, large windows, and many feature original exposed brick walls. Furnishings include plush bedding, custom furniture, 42” HDTV flat screen televisions, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, original art, fully stocked in-room bars. Nightly turndown service with TCHO chocolates is a standard service as well.
With over 9000 square feet of art-filled event space, 21c Museum Hotel is the ideal setting for board retreats, executive meetings, cocktail gatherings, reception dinners, charitable events, or any other special occasion. Catering is provided by Proof on Main. The culinary team, led by award-winning Chef Michael Paley, can prepare a custom tailored menu to fit your needs. Your guests will rave over the modern American food, rich with Tuscan influences. Chef Paley works to showcase the agricultural bounty of the Ohio River Valley and celebrates artisanal products and sustainable farming.