LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 5, 2013) — 21c Museum Hotels, a Louisville-based boutique hotel company and restaurant group, was recently recognized by Inc. magazine for the number of jobs the company has generated over the past several years.
Inc.’s Hire Power Awards recognizes the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. 21c has nearly tripled its number of full-time employees over the past two years, placing it among the top 100 private business job-creators in the country. The company ranked No. 58 overall and was the No. 1 job creator in the travel industry as well as the No. 1 Kentucky-based company.
“Hiring talented people to serve our guests and to help drive our business is crucial to our continued growth,” said Craig Greenberg, president of 21c Museum Hotels. “We’ve created 215 new full-time positions in a growing hospitality company and have also focused on promoting from within. It is gratifying to watch our company and our team thrive in a culture of creative leadership and to be recognized by Inc. as a top job creator.”
In the past year, 21c opened new hotel properties in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Bentonville, Ark., growing from a single hotel property and a standalone restaurant in downtown Louisville to encompass three hotels, four restaurants and more than 500 employees. Construction is currently underway on a hotel property in Durham, N.C., and a project has been announced for Lexington, Ky., as well.
21c was also named to this year’s Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies, with a three-year growth rate of 673 percent.
Louisville-based 21c Museum Hotels has expanded this year with the opening of hotel properties in Cincinnati, pictured here, and Bentonville, Ark.