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Gold List 2010

21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky 

700 W. Main Street

Louisville, Kentucky
United States

Tel: 502 217 6300

"It's difficult to describe the uniqueness of this hotel," the top-scoring Gold List property in the United States. Created from abandoned tobacco and bourbon warehouses, the property features reclaimed-wood floors, hand-blocked linen upholstery, and glass transoms, "striking design that mixes old and new to stunning effect"—9,000 square feet of exhibition space are a backdrop to the revolving collection of contemporary art. Guest rooms have high ceilings, Herman Miller chairs, exposed brick walls, and silver mint julep cups. Proof on Main cooking is inspired by Italy and the American South, hence dishes like handmade tonnarelli, and sides like simmered grits; its selection of Kentucky bourbons includes some bottled exclusively for the restaurant.

(90 rooms)
Also featured on the: Hot List for 2007, Gold List for 2009, Gold List for 2011
Awards: Food, Rooms, Design

Overall Score: 97.7

  • Rooms: 98.9
  • Service: 95.7
  • Food: 95.7
  • Location: 96.8
  • Design: 98.9
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