The legendary Galt House Hotel, part of Trademark Collection by Wyndham, is Louisville’s only waterfront hotel and offers more meeting space than any hotel in Kentucky. Currently undergoing an $80 million renovation that will see every corner of the property transformed, The Galt House features 1,310 guest rooms and suites, 130,000 square-feet of convention space, more than 50 meeting rooms and 70 residences. Upon completion, The Galt House will also feature four food and drink destinations, including Swizzle, a revolving restaurant on the 25th floor of the West Tower, Walker’s Exchange, which harkens to Louisville’s earliest days as a culinary destination, and Jockey Silks, one of the founding members of the Urban Bourbon Trail.
3 ways to invest in travel now for more perks in the future
The question every traveler seems to be asking: When will this be over?
We want to get back on the road, up in the air, into hotel rooms and onto new adventures. With the future difficult to predict during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s no guarantee of when those trips can safely take place.
Though travel timelines are in flux, there are ways for people to both invest in future trips and help the devastated hospitality industry along the way.
Hotel and restaurant bonds
When she saw how detrimental the coronavirus pandemic was to hotels, Rachel Harrison, co-founder of New York-based PR firm Lion & Lamb Communications, and her team started brainstorming ways to help the industry.
Louisville offers to house first responders at Galt House to help avoid infecting families
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville is housing healthy first responders in rooms it's secured at The Galt House hotel for Metro employees concerned about potentially taking the novel coronavirus home with them after work, officials confirmed Friday.
The city reached an agreement with The Galt House on April 8 to reserve more than 80 rooms on an as-needed basis for these employees, at a reduced rate of $55 per night, according to a contract obtained by The Courier Journal through a records request.
The special reservation rates, per the agreement, are set to last at least until the travel bans have been lifted.
The contract also includes a $61 per diem for meal expenses, based on a...
First responders worried they'll bring home COVID-19 can stay at Galt House
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville's iconic Galt House will now be a place where first responders can stay in isolation.
According to a memorandum from Louisville Metro Police Department, Metro government has reached an agreement with the hotel to help first responders who are worried about bringing home COVID-19.
This is not an arrangement for symptomatic people. It's designed for those on the frontlines who are healthy, but more at risk of being exposed, and are afraid they'll spread or contract the virus.
"The health of our first responders and their families is of paramount importance at this time, and we trust that the program will be a relief, both mentally...