21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, is just as much a destination as it is a luxury accommodation. Its eclectic personality comes to life in a space that is part gallery, part hotel, and all exclusive.
Downtown Louisville is the historic setting for 21c Museum Hotel. Celebrated architect Deborah Berke was charged with transforming the collection of 19th-century buildings into a luxurious and peaceful hotel space. Their past life as warehouses remains evident in the high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and tall windows, defined by airy openness and a touch of grit.
As its name suggests, part of 21c Museum Hotel’s identity is its award-winning museum, the first of its kind in North America. The museum is reserved exclusively for works crafted in the 21st century, and the array of installations and exhibitions are verily cutting-edge. Hotel guests and visitors are free to explore its inspiring spaces 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Naturally, the innovative and artistic spirit has also permeated the 91 guest rooms and specialty suites. Facing the interior atrium or the Louisville skyline, each space features clean lines and contemporary furnishings, accented by unique art on the walls. Invigorating Malin + Goetz bath amenities and plush bathrobes put the finishing touch on comfort. Honoring a tradition of southern hospitality, the minibar in each room includes a set of pewter cups for making your own mint juleps.
21c Museum Hotel also features a singular art installation that doubles as a hotel room. “Asleep in the Cyclone” is an immersive abode designed by New York artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. This suite is bedecked with colorful architectural sculpture and includes a turntable with some of the artists’ favorite vinyls, plus a cabinet of treasures guests are meant to open and explore. You may also wish to retreat to the exclusive Rooftop Apartment, or enjoy the semi-private rooftop terrace of The Balconies overlooking historic 7th Street.
A fitness center, spa, and sauna help guests recharge after an excursion through the fascinating highlights of Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail. Adjacent to the hotel you’ll find Proof Bar and Proof on Main restaurant, adorned with original artwork from the 21c Museum Hotel collection and featuring food and beverage menus that celebrate the American South.Request Information