kentucky international convention center http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Sees Need for Added Hotels http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-sees-need-added-hotels <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said a string of hotels set to be constructed in downtown Louisville will play a vital role in accommodating the city’s growing tourism industry.</p><p>“One of things that is happening in our city and a lot of people don’t recognize it going on, is we’re getting a whole new type of tourist coming to town,” Fischer said.&nbsp; “We’re going to need a lot of capacity.”</p><p>The Bourbon Trail last year attracted nearly 600,000 people and Fischer said “we’re quickly on our way to exceed 1 million.”</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:25:11 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8803 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Sees Need for Added Hotels Omni Set to Build New 600-Room Downtown Louisville Hotel—With Grocery, Retail Space http://wfpl.org/post/omni-set-build-new-600-room-downtown-louisville-hotel-grocery-retail-space <p>Another luxury hotel is slated for construction in downtown Louisville—one brings with it a full service grocery store, retail space and 200 apartments.</p><p>Omni Hotels is set to begin construction on a 600-room convention hotel in 2015. The project is being done in collaboration with The Cordish Co., which owns Fourth Street Live.</p><p>The $261 million project is being announced Thursday by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:01:50 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8793 at http://wfpl.org Omni Set to Build New 600-Room Downtown Louisville Hotel—With Grocery, Retail Space