Four hotel projects featuring a total of 325 rooms set for DRB review next week

Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 — Four groups of investors are planning projects that should help address the long-term shortage of hotel rooms serving Bardstown and Nelson County.

The Development Review Board will meet on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, to review four proposed hotels that will bring 325 new hotel rooms to the area.

The board will review the following projects:

DRB-273. Crestpoint Companies plans to build a four story, 63,600 square-foot Fairfield Inn that will offer 92 rooms. The hotel is planned for the southwest corner of Morton Avenue and Lincoln Way, south of Lincoln National Bank.

DRB-274. HEMA Corporation plans to build a four-story 51,038 square-foot Holiday Inn Express featuring 80 room. The new hotel will be built on the south side of Morton Avenue.

DRB-277. BTT Bardstown plans to build a 44,000 square-foot, four-story LaQuinta Inn featuring 81 rooms. The hotel also will feature a 3,000 square-foot event facility. The new hotel will be built off East John Rowan Boulevard north of Corvin’s Furniture and Flooring.

DRB-236. Bourbon Trail Hospitality plans a four-story, 43,304 square-foot Sleep Inn Mainstay that will feature 72 rooms and a 3,187 square-foot event facility. This hotel will be built on the northeast side of Parkway Drive.

Speaking to WBRT about the planned reviews by the DRB, Kim Huston expressed her pleasure that the projects — including the Holiday Inn Express project, which was unveiled in August 2016 — appear to coming to fruition. The properties will go a long way to filling the need for local hotel rooms, and will allow visitors to the area accommodations to spend additional time enjoying local attractions.

The DRB is a five-member board that reviews commercial projects and how they apply local design standards, which serve as an aid for developers to ensure the properties fit in with the local character of the community.


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