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Yes, there is a hip place to stay in Kentucky: The 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville

21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, KY is the first of its kind — a 91-room hotel dedicated to world class luxuries, Southern-style hospitality and contemporary art from living artists, exhibited throughout its galleries and public space.

above: some of the art in the hotel and restaurant

Among the many upscale offerings: iPods with a wide variety of music for guests' listening pleasure, award winning design and d├ęcor, poster art, 42" HDTV flat screen televisions, WiFi, 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets imported from Italy crowning the exquisite bedding, silver mint julep cups, gourmet coffee makers, mini-bar refrigerators, Malin + Goetz bath amenities, and nightly turn down and Concierge services.

The hotel also offers a full exercise facility with a steam room, sauna and spa services. And, of course, penguins.

The hotel features a 9,000 square foot contemporary art museum funded and managed by the International Contemporary Art Foundation. This stunning collection of cutting-edge art inspired the naming of this property and influenced the creation of the museum and hotel. For the finest in libations and culinary creations, Proof On Main, managed by ACE Unlimited, is among the nation's top best new restaurants.

Proof on Main offers a winning combination of inventive yet accessible food and beverage paired with warm, professional service to downtown Louisville, KY. Housed in five historic buildings, Proof on Main is part of the new 21c Museum Hotel.

Above: Proof on main can also accommodate meetings and events

Opened in March 2006 and developed by Louisville philanthropists and art collectors, Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, Proof was honored to be named as one of “Best New Restaurants 2006,” by Esquire. Proof on Main, 702 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

21c Museum Hotel was developed by Louisville investors and contemporary art collectors, Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown. They have provided many years of leadership and financial support for programs and projects that have promoted the cultural and intellectual promise of Louisville and its citizens.

Above: the 21c Museum gift shop.

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