The Manchester is set to debut this May and is located in the heart of the historic Distillery District in Lexington, Kentucky, and will be the first high-end hotel to open in the horse and bourbon capital of the world.
Hoteliers Nik Feldman and Hank Morris, who have worked with numerous celebrated brands across hospitality and real estate, developed The Manchester on the former campus grounds of Central Kentucky’s first registered bourbon distillery.
The hotel’s soulful interiors are rooted in Lexington's historic rickhouses and the rich, earthy tones of the surrounding Bluegrass region's landscape and rolling hills. The "Rickhouse Revival" facade features dramatic arches that run throughout the property.
The Manchester boasts 125 guest rooms, a bespoke bottle shop and a spirited lobby bar and lounge alongside two unique dining and drinking spaces: Granddam, the hotel’s 140-seat feature restaurant serving a menu of globally-inspired takes on classical Appalachian dishes; and Lost Palm, an Art Deco rooftop bar and lounge that celebrates the nostalgic spirit of 1960’s South Florida horse racing culture, featuring a beverage program full of playful interpretations on classic American cocktails served overlooking an expansive view of downtown Lexington.
The hotel sits at the nexus of Manchester Street’s Distillery District, a historic urban neighborhood and developing hub dotted with bourbon distilleries, breweries, bars, restaurants, and event spaces. Paying homage to the rich cultural history of Lexington, while forging its own unique identity, The Manchester seeks to take its place alongside the continually evolving hub of the historic Distillery District.