Convention Center12,077 sq. m
Guest Rooms7,700
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel409 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues18
Average Room Rate$100.00
Daily Food Cost$61.00
Occupancy Rate
Tax Rate6%



Why Choose Lexington?

Combining the cosmopolitan conveniences of a big city with the easy approachability of a small Southern town, Lexington offers one-of-a-kind experiences for meeting attendees. We treat our visitors as guests, and your attendees can expect unparalleled Southern hospitality at every touchpoint. Known around the globe as “The Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington is home to world-renowned horse farms, the historic Keeneland Race Course and the famous 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park. Nowhere else can you get an insider’s look into the lives and careers of the world’s most iconic Thoroughbred race horses. The best part? Most of these attractions are located just minutes from downtown, so your guests can experience Horse Country firsthand and be back in time for dinner. And speaking of dinner, Lexington’s exploding culinary scene is something food lovers will want to dig into. Collaborations between local farmers and chefs have led to the creation of wonderful and diverse farm-to-table restaurants with inspiring menus. Your guests will find delicious goodness on every corner—from chic white tablecloth hot-spots to beloved hole-in-the-wall diners. As the self-proclaimed “Best Place in America to Grab a Drink,” Lexington is an exceptional destination for those who choose to imbibe. With nine bourbon distilleries within 30 minutes of downtown, bourbon lovers can sip on America’s native spirit knowing they’re just a few miles from the barrel where it was aged. And beer enthusiasts will flock to Lexington’s red-hot craft beer scene along the Brewgrass Trail. There’s so much to do and experience in Lexington, and we offer the resources you’ll need to plan an unforgettable weekend for your guests. From planning assistance and promotional materials to arranging activities for attendees, we’re here for you every step of the planning process. See why Southern Starts Here. Let us help plan your meeting or event today.


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Distance from Airport

  • Blue Grass Airport

    14.48 km from City Center

  • Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati International Airport

    133.58 km from City Center

  • Louisville Regional Airport

    120.7 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Ark Encounter

45 minutes away
Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built to the dimensions given in the Bible. It is the largest timber frame structure in the world. Live animals include Tibetan yaks, kangaroos, and ostriches. Zip line. Situated in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Lexington and Cincinnati off I-75.
1 Ark Encounter Drive
Williamstown, KY, US 41097

Horse Farm Tours

It takes advance planning, but there are a number of ways to get on Lexington's most famous private farms, from daily van tours to private guides. For more information, call the Lexington Visitors Center at 800-845-3959, or see the travel article "Horse Farm Tours" in the Idea Guide at
Various locations
Lexington, KY, US 40507

Lexington Visitors Center

2 blocks away
Our friendly Visitor Information Specialists are standing by at our newly opened Visitors Center with advice on things to see and do in Lexington and the Bluegrass Region. Come by to pick up a Visitor Planning Guide or map and browse our materials. Watch videos about the Bluegrass Region on one of five interactive screens, get your picture taken with a life-sized blue horse and check out our Bourbon still and other memorabilia.
401 West Main Street
Lexington, KY, US 40507

Keeneland Race Course

15 minutes away
Keeneland is located on a portion of land that was the Keene family’s Stud Farm. Today, Keeneland race course represents Thoroughbred horse racing at it’s finest! With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is one of the most genteel and beautiful racetracks in the world.
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY, US 40501

Kentucky Horse Park

15 minutes away
Dedicated to man's relationship with the horse, the Kentucky Horse Park is unlike any other park in the world -- a showcase of museums, galleries, theaters, and working farm exhibits. Nearly 50 breeds of horses graze upon its 1,200 acres of lush pastures. The Kentucky Horse Park is recognized around the world as the epicenter of equestrian life and home to the Annual Rolex Three-Day Event.
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY, US 40511

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Historical Landmark
30 minutes away
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is the largest restored Shaker community, with 2900 acres of farmland and 34 restored 19th-century buildings. Visitors can view Shaker furniture and artifacts and learn how Shaker crafts were made through live demonstrations. Shaker Village hosts a wide variety of music and dance performances, classes, guided nature hikes and other special events. Dining is available. Kentucky River excursions aboard the paddle wheeler Dixie Belle are given from April through October.
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY, US 40330

Woodford Reserve Distillery

Historical Landmark
30 minutes away
The distillery itself is the oldest and smallest working bourbon distillery and a National Historic Landmark. Between its rich history and the Craft Bourbon distilled there today, it has quite a story to tell. The best way to hear it is to visit for yourself.
7855 McCracken Pike
Versailles, KY, US 40383

Mary Todd Lincoln House

Historical Landmark
6 blocks away
This late-Georgian-style brick house is the site of the nation's first shrine to a First Lady. The home was restored to reflect the Todd family's residency with period furniture, family portraits and furnishings from the Todds as well as the Lincolns, taking you back to a time of social elegance and turbulent politics.
578 West Main Street
Lexington, KY, US 40507

Convention Centers

  • Lexington Convention Center

    Interested in booking an event? Lexington Convention Center offers spacious areas exquisitely designed to accommodate meetings and conventions, large and small in a pleasing and professional atmosphere.

    • Exhibit Space6,500 sq. m
      Total Meeting Space4,000 sq. m