Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Size: 98,000 Square Feet
Ron Carmicle was hired by the owners to manage the first of now many 21c Hotel locations. The owners envisioned building a museum for their growing collection of contemporary fine art within a boutique hotel. The site for the development included four contiguous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ron managed the architect, KNBA and collaborated with Deborah Berke Partners to design the renovation. The project consists of a 90-room full-service hotel, a 5,000 square foot art gallery, and a world-class restaurant. Retaining many architectural features of the original buildings, such as cast-iron columns and brick load-bearing walls, and combining them with sophisticated design, 21c Museum Hotel retains its original heritage. The new space fits naturally into its historic environment while presenting a contemporary attitude that complements the owners’ art collection.