An Artful Hotel in Louisville: 21c Museum Hotels
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This post is brought to you by 21c Museum Hotels . Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, art collectors and preservationists, opened 21c in Louisville in 2006; their vision was to bring contemporary art into people's daily lives and to support the revitalization of their hometown. Working with designer Deborah Berke , the couple converted five 19th century warehouse buildings into a 90-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, and restaurant, called Proof on Main . The project has created a cultural hub in downtown Louisville's Urban Bourbon Trail and on Museum Row. Earning the top honors five years in a row from the annual Readers' Choice survey in Condé Nast Traveler, the 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is located at 700 West Main Street. Above: The entrance of the 21c Louisville location. Above: The 9,000 square foot property includes the 21c Museum with a rotating program of curated exhibitions and site-specific commissioned installations; the museum is free and open to the public daily and year-round. Above: The interior of Proof on Main features rotating art installations curated by the 21c Museum. Above: At the bar, guests can choose from over 75 Kentucky bourbons as well as seasonal cocktails. Above: Exposed bricks and white walls feature Guapisimas, an installation of 47 guapas and manares baskets by Venezuelan artist Pepe Lopez from the 21c Museum . Above: The Corner Suites (above and below), are 21c Louisville's largest rooms. Above: The 90 guest rooms and suites all feature high ceilings, large windows (many have original exposed brick walls); also available is the Rooftop Apartment with a large outdoor terrace. Above: The Luxury King City View room is equipped with Herman Miller ergonomic support chairs, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, artwork on the walls, and all the necessary tech desires (HDTV flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and wi-fi internet). Location of 21c Louisville: View Larger Map This post is brought to you by 21c Museum Hotels .