Downtown Lexington Hotel Re-Launched As Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center Hotel to Undergo $13 Million Renovation, Later Reflag as Hilton

The former Radisson Plaza Hotel Lexington re-launched as the Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center on August 4th, 2008. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Lexington, just across from Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center. Concurrent with the name change, the hotel will undergo a $13 million comprehensive renovation encompassing guest rooms and public spaces, as well as the restaurant. Following completion of the renovation, the hotel will be rebranded as a Hilton.

The Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center offers 367 guestrooms and 10 suites, and 14,000 square feet of meeting facilities. The Grand Ballroom features a distinctive, elegant atmosphere accommodating to 1,000 people. The spacious guestrooms and suites are tastefully appointed with elegant yet comfortable furnishings. All rooms feature welcome amenities as complimentary high-speed Internet access, Sleep Number® Beds, executive-size desks, voicemail, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, coffeemakers, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards.

“The Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center will continue to prove itself as the leader in guest service,” General Manager Rich Johnston said. “Our dedication to top-notch service is evidenced in our loyalty to our guests and their needs.”

Home to the Bigg Blue Martini, a favorite night hot spot in Lexington which combines rich history with contemporary style, the hotel also features local cuisine in their on-site restaurant, Café on the Park. Guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the illuminated cascading fountains of Triangle Park, while taking in creations crafted by a talented culinary team lead by an-award winning chef. The Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center is connected via skywalks to the Lexington Center and Rupp Arena – home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats – as well as the shops at Victorian Square.

The Lexington hotel is just minutes away from Blue Grass Airport, Keeneland Race Track, University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Horse Park. Also within walking distance are the historic Opera House and Kentucky Theatre, as well as the Mary Todd Lincoln House, Explorium (Lexington Children’s Museum) and a wide variety of restaurants. The hotel is also just minutes from the world’s most beautiful horse farms, historic bourbon distilleries, championship-caliber golf courses, great antique shops and the University of Kentucky. For more information about the Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center, visit

The Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s largest independent hotel management company. For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company’s Web-site:

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