MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two new, yet distinctly different hotels will open in 2019 in the historic and revitalized Whiskey Row neighborhood of downtown Louisville as part of a new development planned by a staple of the Louisville hospitality industry.
Located on Main Street, the development will feature two Marriott International branded properties– Hotel Distil, a boutique hotel that will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, and a Moxy Hotel, the enterprise’s spirited and fun design-driven brand with more than 15 hotels in North America, Europe and Asia. The project, developed by White Lodging, Poe Companies and REI Real Estate Services, is also due to contain multiple bars and restaurants. The hotels will be managed by White Lodging, their 12th and 13th hotels in the Louisville market.
“With his vision and passion for Louisville, Steve Poe continues to reshape the downtown market and we are thrilled to participate in what we believe will be a game-changing hotel development for Whiskey Row,” said Deno Yiankes, president and CEO of development at White Lodging.
“From the Kentucky Derby to NCAA sporting events, the upcoming PGA championship and Bourbonism, tourists are pouring into Louisville. The addition of two unique, innovative hotels to historic Whiskey Row will give our visitors an authentic experience that will keep them coming back to our city for years to come,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “I applaud Poe Companies, White Lodging, and REI Real Estate for bringing two new hotel brands to Louisville.”
Hotel Distil, an independent hotel affiliated with Autograph Collection Hotels, taps into the street’s rich bourbon history. The 205-room property joins the diverse and dynamic portfolio of more than 100 Autograph Collection Hotels around the world – all independent, one-of-a-kind hotels that champion values of vision, design and craft. It will feature more than 7,500 square feet of elegant meeting space, a new energized restaurant concept and rooftop bar with direct access to the street. The Moxy Hotel will feature a street-level restaurant and bar along with an additional rooftop terrace and event space.
The original façade that still stands from circa 1860’s will be the front of the Distil Hotel and the signature restaurant. The façade and site are remnants of a rich and storied history that still has significance today, perfectly embodies Autograph Collection Hotels’ Exactly Like Nothing Else mantra. The site was the