LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Grady Hotel, a renovated 19th-century historic building in the Market District of downtown Louisville, opened last week. The 51-room boutique hotel, developed by Vision Hospitality Group and operated by Humanist Hospitality, is located just steps from some of the most notable Louisville attractions — Muhammed Ali Center, Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum and distillery row.
“With the onset of warmer weather and increasing vaccination numbers, Louisville is welcoming the return of tourism to our city – an industry that prior to the pandemic brought 19 million visitors to our doors and generated an estimated $3.5 billion in economic impact,” said Mayor Greg Fischer.
Commissioned in the late 1800s by pharmacist J.B Wilder, the original building housed a medicinal bourbon apothecary. The Grady celebrates the history of Louisville by honoring the traditions of the city with modern opulence. Throughout the hotel, guests will find hidden surprises and good luck charms, inviting them to see The Grady through the eyes of a child. Guests will discover horseshoes to remind them of the city’s racing heritage and shamrocks representing Louisville’s very own Muhammad Ali.
“The Grady is a special project for Vision, and we are excited to see how this restored, historic building tells its story to all who step inside,” said Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality Group president and CEO.
Learn more at www.thegradyhotel.com.