LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 6, 2018) – The new AC Hotel Louisville Downtown, five-story hotel, nestled among NuLu’s (New Louisville) shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries, is making final touches before opening its doors. The hotel has created buzz during the last year for its unique modular construction approach.
Located at the north corner of Market and Shelby Streets in the heart of the NuLu neighborhood, AC Hotel Louisville Downtown will feature a distinctive European-inspired design and décor package appealing to design-conscious travelers who also want a location that offers an experiential stay. The AC Lounge will serve up handcrafted cocktails in an atmosphere distinct from any other downtown Louisville hotel, complementing the fun and quirky vibe of its NuLu surroundings.
“We are elated to open our doors to guests and visitors,” said Mike Reidy, General Manager. “Our location, in the heart of NuLu, is a great opportunity to invest in this thriving district and help support nearby businesses as we are able to offer our guests a range of entertainment and cultural experiences right outside our doors and across all of Louisville.”
The 156-room hotel is 73,000 square feet, with a 195-parking space garage. The property is being developed by The 725 Partners: Ron and Mollie Turnier who founded Creation Gardens; Rob Webber, chief operating officer of Creation Gardens; local developer Terry Chynoweth and Steve Kersey, the lead architect and partner of Kersey and Kersey.
Concord Hospitality Enterprises based in Raleigh will manage the property, which will operate as an AC Hotel by Marriott brand. Assisting with the financing are the Whitman Peterson real-estate investment and management company and the Bluegrass International Fund.