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National hotel brand opens 130-room property in Louisville

Tempo by Hilton Opens in hip and lively NuLu neighborhood
The 130-room Tempo by Hilton hotel echoes the surrounding NuLu neighborhood with stylish spaces and two dining options — Moonsong Bar + Café on the first floor and High Stakes Grill, a full-service rooftop restaurant and event space with stellar skyline views. The restaurant is expected to open this summer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu opened its doors May 1 and is the third property to open nationally from Hilton’s new stylish contemporary lifestyle brand.

Named one of the 50 best places to travel in 2024 by Travel + Leisure, Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu opened just ahead of the historic 150th running of the Kentucky Derby and the PGA Championship being held at Valhalla a short drive away.

The 130-room hotel echoes the surrounding upbeat NuLu neighborhood with lively settings for social gatherings and events for locals and travelers alike, as well as stylish spaces to rest and recharge. Refuel at the hotel’s two dining options — Moonsong Bar + Café on the first floor and High Stakes Grill, a full-service rooftop restaurant and event space with stellar skyline views. The restaurant is expected to open this summer.

“We purposely chose Louisville and the thriving NuLu neighborhood for our latest Tempo by Hilton location with the dynamic, modern achiever guest in mind,” said Kevin Morgan, brand leader, Tempo by Hilton.

Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu is surrounded by dining, entertainment, distillery and shopping destinations. The hotel is located just minutes from the KFC Yum! Center, Louisville Slugger Field, Lynn Family Stadium, the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville Science Center, Museum Row and more.

“Coming in conjunction with Rabbit Hole Distillery’s expansion plans and the opening of Heaven’s Door in the neighborhood, the momentum of Nulu continues to build as a premier destination for both visitors and locals in Louisville. We believe that the Tempo brand is a perfect fit for this growing neighborhood,” said Mariah Gratz, CEO of Weyland Ventures.

Design elements throughout the hotel pay homage to Kentucky’s signature spirit. Bourbon-inspired textures and breathtaking artwork looks as if whiskey is pouring into the lobby from the urban distilleries nearby, creating a memorable Look Up moment that invites visitors to experience the present moment and explore a new perspective.

A home away from home, accommodations at Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu are designed with unique amenities including a ‘Get Ready Zone’ with distinctive lighting, Bluetooth speaker and five Wellness rooms with in-room Peloton bikes.

Guests can maintain their fitness routines in the state-of-the-art fitness center featuring elevated equipment from Peloton — or discover Louisville’s nearby Waterfront Park and Big Four pedestrian bridge.

While planning a trip to Louisville, guests can download a copy of Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide to see the city’s top attractions and bourbon distilleries. Visitors also can get additional city attraction, lodging and dining assistance at gotolouisville.com.