Two new hotels with distinct experiences have opened in Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row.
The Hotel Distil and Louisville Downtown Moxy share the same building and opened their doors simultaneously. Both properties are Marriott branded, operated by White Lodging.
Hotel Distil, an Autograph Collection Hotel, is a 205-room boutique hotel that celebrates Louisville’s bourbon heritage. The Distil incorporates an original 1860’s era façade, which was saved following a fire in 2015. The hotel was also the original location and barrel house for J.T.S. Brown and Sons, a brand originally produced by J.T.S. Brown and Sons since 1855, but eventually devolved to Heaven Hill, a company founded in 1935.
The Distil has more than 11,000 square feet of event space, including a 5,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom. The 2,000-square-foot rooftop is an open-air, all-season terrace that includes Bitters End, a rooftop bar, complete with a retractable glass roof.
Guests can also participate in a celebration of the repeal of Prohibition in the hotel’s lobby at 7:33 p.m., which is 19:33 Universal Time, the year Prohibition was abolished.
The Moxy Louisville Downtown is aimed at young-at-heart travelers. With the social heart of a hostel, the property offers buzzing social spaces, affordable guest rooms, co-working spaces, and a 24/7 taco counter. The property has 110 guest rooms featuring an industrial chic style.
On the ground floor the hotel features Bar Moxy, which also operates as the front desk. This is the restaurant concept’s second location following its opening in Chicago in 2018.
The Moxy will also house a resident mascot, Goose, a bulldog who will often be spotted in the lobby area.