The Bourbon Trail, the Kentucky Derby and fried chicken are just a few of the iconic things that come to mind when thinking of Kentucky, and they are just part of the state’s allure for meeting and event programs. Groups convening in the state’s largest city, Louisville, will find all three and more, being home to Churchill Downs—the famed horse-racing venue that can also double as a special events venue—and is often the starting point for those looking to discover the Bourbon Trail.

Venture to the east and you’ll find Lexington also ripe with meeting and event possibilities. Known as the Horse Capital of the World, tour hundreds of Thoroughbred farms and meet future racing stars. Also home to University of Kentucky, attendees can tap the knowledge of the university or go see the legendary Wildcats play basketball. 

Discover all this and more in the articles below.

Cleo Battle Set to Lead Louisville, and the Tourism Industry

Meetings industry fixture Cleo Battle, currently chief operating officer for Louisville Tourism, is about to attain the highest notch in the DMO career ladder when he takes on the mantle of president and CEO of the organization July 1. But his leadership role goes far beyond destination marketing. 

5 Ways To Experience Louisville at The Galt House Hotel

A shot away from Whiskey Row, Louisville’s Only Waterfront HotelTM has quite the history. Originally a 60-room hotel, The Galt House Hotel's rich history dates as far back as the 1800’s. It was famed for being Louisville’s best hotel, known for hosting notable figures to the likes of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Dickens.

Discover A Reimagined Experience At The Louisville Marriott Downtown

Book your next event in Louisville, Kentucky at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Located in the heart of Bourbon City, the hotel provides sophisticated amenities such as newly-designed guest accommodations, on-site dining at Porch Kitchen & Bar and a connection via skywalk to the Kentucky International Convention Center. 

Delta Hotels by Marriott Ashland Launches in Kentucky

Delta Hotels by Marriott Ashland Downtown opened in Kentucky. The 10-story, 152-room hotel is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in downtown Ashland. The property is home to The Winchester, a full-service dining venue, and two full bars.