Lexington, KY, Horse Capital of the World, is also the heart of bourbon country, offering a fresh destination for planners who want to escape the ordinary! Incorporate Lexington’s signature industries using one-of-a-kind event venues or explore over 90 homegrown restaurants and bars within minutes of downtown.
Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-64, Lexington is within a day’s drive of 2/3rd of the US population. Blue Grass Airport (LEX), 6 miles from downtown, offers convenient, affordable air lift with 18 direct flights and the most beautiful landing approach in the US.
Lexington is home to a variety of interesting attractions, including: The Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland Race Course, tours of famous Thoroughbred horse farms and bourbon distilleries, Civil War Sites, historic homes and museums, Shaker Village and many other sites highlighting the Bluegrass Region’s scenic and historic countryside.
Ideal for meetings from 10 - 5,200 people; Lexington offers more than 7,700 affordable hotel rooms within a 15-20 minute drive.
Located downtown, the Lexington Center features 130,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The Hyatt Regency, adjacent to the Lexington Center, and the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, connected by pedway, offer a combined total of 650 rooms and together provide 169,000 square feet of connected flexible meeting space. Wireless Internet is available throughout the entire downtown area.
There are a total of 10 convention hotels located within 15 minutes from the Blue Grass Airport to host your meeting.
Lexington Fast Facts
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Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau,
250 West Main Street, Suite 2100
, Lexington, KY 40507
Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Historic, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (Lexington Convention Center): 66,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Lexington Convention Center): 132,000
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Lexington Convention Center): 17,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa - Lexington): 403
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,200
Blue Grass Airport (LEX)
Miles to downtown 6
Cities with non-stop flights18
International cities with direct flights
Why Meet in Lexington
You can hold a meeting almost anywhere but we consistently hear that attendees and meeting planners want to create great memories and provide fun networking opportunity which are equally important to the educational content.
So why is Lexington, KY a great meeting city and a fun place to create networking memories?
Horses; Bourbon & History of course!
Financially responsible. Free airport shuttle and complimentary parking for the convention attendees.
Horses- They fall in love with horse racing; equine events; the beauty of the rolling bluegrass with horses freely running and gorgeous horse farms. That is why we are the Horse Capital of the world and these attributes can be a great unique excursion for your group event or why you should come early or stay after the meeting..