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A Great Place for Meetings or Conventions

victorian-squareThousands flock to Lexington KY for meetings & conventions due to multiple, affordable convention facilities, the safe & friendly as well as scenic surrounding, the abundance of Universities, colleges, nationally recognized hospitals and cancer centers, as well as being a hub for technology and industry.

Lexington KY has so much to offer meeting attendees in the hospitality arena with many hotels (like University Inn Hotel located in the heart of Lexington), restaurants, entertainment and shopping including malls, boutiques, and antiques shops.

  • Blue Grass Airport, is just 10 minutes from downtown, with Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati International Airport, the second largest hub in North America, just 83 miles away via I-75.  Also, Lexington is located within 600 miles of two-thirds of the U.S. population, at the major junction of interstates 75 and 64.

Hospitality Programs

rupp-arenaWhen attending meetings or conventions in the Horse Capitol of the World, our tourism department,, offers programs to aid in planning your stay:

  • They can arrange for city volunteers to welcome guests with warmth, grace and style at information booths and help coordinate restaurant reservations and personalized recreational activities.
  • They offer Spouse/companion programs, special events and pre and postconvention tours at “one and only” attractions like The Kentucky Horse Park. Lexington, Kentucky has an abundance of historic sites, theatres, music, arts and cultural venues for you and your family to visit during your stay.
  • VisitLex also offers a Hometown Host Program and the Convention Services Directory to help organizations holding events and meetings prepare for their guests and post-meeting activities.

There are also a host of venues for holding smaller meetings, breakout sessions or pre-convention planning.  For example, at University Inn Hotel we have a conference room that can accommodate up to 60 people.  For more information:

Lexington KY is surrounded by beautiful horse farms, where fences and green rolling hills seem to go on forever.  We have a great nightlife, live music, a vibrant downtown farmer’s market, kids and family activities, and BOURBON!  The possibilities are endless and its a great place to visit because there is something for everyone!

*If you are planning a meeting or upcoming trip for a convention, please contact our staff and we’ll assist in planning your trip.

A Great Place to Stay … Inn the heart of Lexington!

intro35University Inn Hotel is the closest hotel to University of Kentucky, as well as being centrally located to the major hospitals of Lexington, including  the Albert B. Chandler (UK) Hospital, as well as the Markey Cancer Center. We are across the street from the Commonwealth Stadium and just under 2 miles from the Rupp Arena.  Whether you’re visiting Lexington KY for business, medical treatment, sports or to visit the University of Kentucky, we are centrally located to provide a convenient and comfortable stay during your trip.


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