Louisville philanthropists and art collectors Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown have announced plans to buy the old First National Building in downtown Lexington and convert it to a 21c Museum Hotel—a combination boutique hotel and contemporary art museum.
They opened Louisville's acclaimed 21c hotel in 2006, and Lexington's will be the fourth in the 21c group of hotels.
"Lexington's downtown is vibrant and can be even more so,” said Wilson. “Lexington is a great place for university people, basketball people, horse people—but they don't have much of a choice in hotels."
The property will have a restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms, a ballroom and approximately 80 guest rooms.
Courtesy of The Lexington Herald-Leader