US: High-end lifestyle hotel The Manchester is scheduled to open in May 2023, housed in the former campus grounds of Central Kentucky’s first registered bourbon distillery.
The Manchester is located in the centre of the Distillery District in Lexington, Kentucky. It offers 125 rooms, a bottle shop and spirited lobby bar and lounge, alongside two dining and drinking spaces.
Granddam, the hotel’s 140-seat restaurant, features a menu inspired by traditional Appalachian dishes. The Art Deco rooftop bar and lounge, Lost Palm, serves interpretations on classic American cocktails.
EOP Architects have led the design of The Manchester. The hotel was built by Wells & Wells Construction and developed by New Circle Investments, founded by hoteliers Nik Feldman and Hank Morris.
Feldman said: “A city has never been more deserving of an exceptional-quality hotel like the one we’re opening. Whether visiting to attend a convention, cheer on UK basketball, bet at Keeneland, or start on The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, The Manchester is where guests of Lexington will want to stay and where locals will want to hang out. Hank and I are thrilled that our vision is becoming a reality and we are excited for how it will help positively shape Lexington’s future.”
Morris added: “We have carefully developed the property’s concept, design and programming to provide what we know will be a truly unique, spirited and locally-rooted landmark hotel for Lexington. The Manchester will be all about Bluegrass hospitality, giving our guests a key to the horse capital of the world and locals a gathering place to come together and really call their own.”