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12:25 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Sees Need for Added Hotels

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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.

“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.  “We’re going to need a lot of capacity.”

The Bourbon Trail last year attracted nearly 600,000 people and Fischer said “we’re quickly on our way to exceed 1 million.”

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2:01 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Omni Set to Build New 600-Room Downtown Louisville Hotel—With Grocery, Retail Space

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Another luxury hotel is slated for construction in downtown Louisville—one brings with it a full service grocery store, retail space and 200 apartments.

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.

The $261 million project is being announced Thursday by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear.

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