Discover Why Everything That Makes Louisville Different Is Different

By Sponsored Content, June 24, 2016

Louisville is changing the way people think about Southern destinations. It’s a city that is truly unique and different and a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality and quirkiness with friendliness.

It’s also a city that is in the midst of a $1 billion transformation—right down to a new branding effort that celebrates the city’s unique Southern-ness.

And on virtually every corner, there are new meeting spaces, hotels, local award-winning restaurants, micro-distilleries, Bourbon tasting rooms and one-of-a-kind cultural experiences.

At the heart of it all is the expansion of the Kentucky International Convention Center, which will soon feature:

> 200,000 contiguous square feet of open, spacious exhibit space
> 40,000 square foot ballroom
> 52 meeting rooms
> 175-seat state-of-the-art conference theatre
> Advanced WiFi capabilities supporting the needs of today’s attendees and presenters
> Leed Silver Certified

Transforming the way you stay.

From boutique to luxury, Louisville’s hotel scene is getting some serious room service. Soon, within walking distance of KICC, there will be 5,000 hotel rooms. This includes 1,500 new rooms and the opening of six new hotels. One of which is the Omni Hotel. This luxury hospitality giant will change the skyline of Louisville with a new 30 plus story building that will feature 612 hotel rooms.

Introduce your group to the land of fast horses and slow pours.

From historic Whiskey Row downtown to Churchill Downs to neighborhoods across town, Louisville’s UrbanBourbon Experience is growing again which includes new distilleries, tasting rooms, exhibits and Bourbon-inspired events.

And the Urban Bourbon Trail now features a whopping 35 stops. This includes some of Louisville’s most established restaurants and bars, as well as some amazing new places to explore and enjoy. Each stop features more than 50 Bourbons, a signature Bourbon cocktail and Bourbon-infused cuisine.

For one-of-a-kind tastes, you need a one-of-a-kind town.

Louisville is more than just the Gateway to Bourbon Country, it’s also home to a nationally acclaimed culinary scene with more than 200 locally-owned restaurants.

Having one of the most diverse and eclectic collections of restaurants is why Louisville was recently named the “No. 1 Food City in the World” by National Geographic magazine.

Get a different taste.

See why everything that makes Louisville different is different. Let one of Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau’s sales team members help make your next meeting, gathering or convention a one-of-a-kind experience.

Learn more about Louisville’s transformation and their unique brand of Southern-ness at


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