Be one of the first to experience our $1 billion transformation that includes the renovation/expansion of the Kentucky International Convention Center, 1,600 new hotel rooms, and the world’s only Urban Bourbon Experience™. The convention center reopens in August of 2018 with 200,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, 40,000 sq. ft. ballroom & 52 meeting rooms. The much anticipated Omni opened in March of 2018 with 612 guestrooms which will result in 1600 rooms within ½ block of the convention center, 3500 rooms within 2 blocks and 5000 within 6 blocks. The Urban Bourbon Experience features downtown distilleries, spirits exhibits, and craft cocktail destinations and is growing with 6 distilleries downtown.
Louisville is a unique destination with authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences including the Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum, Muhammad Ali Center & Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Attendees can dig into Louisville’s renowned culinary scene at over 130 restaurants within walking distance of the convention center where we have received the following accolades: “One of the best foodie small towns in America” per Bon Appetite, “One of the 7 up and coming foodie towns in America” per Zagat, and “One of the 10 Best Foodie Streets in America” per Food & Wine Magazine.