MERRILLVILLE, Ind., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisville Marriott Downtown, a White Lodging Services and RLJ Lodging Trust property has completed full renovation to the hotel's 616 guestrooms, suites, concierge lounge, pool, spa and fitness center.
The hotel, located at 280 West Jefferson Ave. in the heart of downtown, completed the multimillion-dollar renovation Feb. 8, 2013. The $6 million dollar renovation at the 8-year-old hotel was completed in 53 days, one quarter of the normal time allotted for a similar renovations, and without any guest disruption.
"We used 4 crews working simultaneously, in the slowest part of the year to ensure that our guests were not inconvenienced," said Michael Howerton, Market Vice President of the Marriott Louisville Downtown.The new interior was designed by Chicago-based Zimmerman Weintraub Associates, introducing elements to help the modern traveler, but rooted in the culture of Louisville. The rooms and 25 suites were completely redesigned and refurnished with new bathroom lighting, millwork and valances, 42-inch HD TVs installed in each room and desk tops with all the plugs and outlets needed by today's traveler. The rooms also received new ergonomic desk chairs, leather ottomans and closets with built-in refrigerators. The entire hotel received new art, including pictures, photos, murals and wall hangings, much of it Louisville-themed. The hotel's Presidential suite has been occupied by presidents, celebrities, international dignitaries and CEOs of major companies. That suite offers a fully furnished butler pantry and kitchen with a private staff entrance. The suite includes a personal dining room, a jetted tub, a glass-walled shower, walk in closets, a modern four-poster king bed and an overstuffed day chase lounge that overlooks the city. A guest room is also included in the suite, as well as multiple TVs encased in wood and leather cabinetry, and two seating areas.