WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon February 4, 2013
New Hotel Planned for Louisville
The Kentucky State Fair Board is seeking a new round of proposals for a convention hotel at the fairgrounds in Louisville. It's the third time since 2007 the board has attempted to have a flagship hotel developed at the convention complex.
Fair board officials said the latest request for proposals will allow private developers to fully capitalize on available tax incentives. Fair board chairman Dr. Mark Lynn says an improving economy and the planned reopening of Kentucky Kingdom should improve chances of finally landing a developer to build a hotel with at least 600 rooms.
Lynn said the hotel would be developed at no cost to the state.