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March 11, 2020

Louisville’s Seelbach Hilton & Lexington’s Campbell House Designated as Official Sponsors of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® 


Louisville, KY March 09, 2020 The Seelbach Hilton Louisville and The Campbell House Lexington, two of Kentucky’s most historic and prestigious hotels, have been designated as official partners of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Each are managed by Musselman Hotels based in Louisville. 

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail® offers visitors a first-hand educational experience into the art and science of crafting the world’s greatest Bourbon. Established by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail has become a globally recognized, bucket-list journey for visitors from all over the world who want to experience Kentucky’s Bourbon culture first-hand. Last year, the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® destinations welcomed nearly two million visitors. 

The Seelbach Hilton and The Campbell House both feature convenient access to I-64 and proximity to the distilleries. Both properties already see a large number of Kentucky Bourbon Trail® guests and with this official partnership designation, each hotel will further expand upon its Bourbon-related hospitality offerings. 

“We are honored to add two of Kentucky’s most iconic hotels as official partners of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour,” said Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. “Visitors are pouring into Kentucky to enjoy our proud heritage, rich history and true authentic Bourbon experience and we are proud to enrich their visit by offering truly world-class accommodations.” 

One of the grandest, luxury hotels in Kentucky, The Seelbach Hilton Louisville is located in the heart of downtown Louisville’s business and entertainment district. Established in 1905, the Beaux Arts landmark has 308 rooms and has housed many high-profile people including a duchess, nine presidents, and 14 Grammy-winning musical groups. The Golden Era landmark was also a favorite spot for American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, who used the Seelbach as inspiration for his novel, “The Great Gatsby,” and even used the Grand Ballroom as the backdrop for Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s wedding reception. 

Once an equestrian farm, The Campbell House Lexington is nestled in the heart of horse country with local roots spanning more than six decades back to 1951. Curio is proud to pay homage to the hotel’s location deep in the heart of Kentucky by featuring an equestrian-themed modern décor mixed with Southern elegance. The property recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation and now features 241 upgraded guest rooms, over 25,000 square feet of redesigned event space, and new restaurant and bar, The Rackhouse Tavern. 

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail has become one of the state’s most popular tourism attractions with visitors from all 50 states and more than 50 countries. The experience will celebrate its 21st birthday in 2020 by throwing a year’s worth of Bourbon fetes with distilleries across the Bluegrass hosting a variety of pop- ups, parties, and events to mark the milestone. For tour times, directions and more information, visit

About The Seelbach Hilton Enjoy the quintessential grand hotel experience. A luxury hotel. Modern amenities. Wrapped in a storied past that delivers a distinct character. Since its opening in 1905, Seelbach Hilton has been Louisville’s most prestigious hotel for business events and social gatherings. The 308-room property is an architectural masterpiece and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Seelbach is also home to the legendary Oakroom, a private events venue. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the Seelbach Hilton is within walking distance to Fourth Street Live!, Kentucky International Convention Center, and the KFC YUM! Center. For more information or make reservations, please visit

About The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton Built in 1951, The Campbell House is a Lexington, Ky., icon reborn for the modern traveler. Boasting over 240 guest rooms, this upscale hotel combines exceptional service and modern amenities with rich Kentucky traditions. The closest full-service hotel to Keeneland, Lexington Bluegrass Airport, University of Kentucky and UK Hospital, The Campbell House is conveniently connected to Lexington’s top destinations. It recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation and now features 25,000+ square feet of flexible meeting and event space, a renovated fitness facility, upgraded guest rooms, and an entirely new restaurant, bourbon bar and café. The Campbell House is an affiliate of the Curio Collection by Hilton Worldwide and sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. 

About the Kentucky Distillers’ Association The KDA is a non-profit trade association founded in 1880 to promote, protect and elevate Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Member benefits include media relations, international trade development, private sampling events, technical assistance, economic development support, networking, legal defense, marketing strategies, governmental and regulatory advocacy and innovative tourism experiences through the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® adventures. The KDA maintains an open membership policy, champions a strong commitment to the responsible and moderate consumption of spirits, and fights to curb underage drinking and drunk driving. For more information about joining the KDA’s distilling family, contact KDA President Eric Gregory at (502) 875-9351. Visit and to learn more. 

KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® and BOURBON TRAILTM are trademarks/service marks of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The KDA and its members ask that you enjoy Kentucky Bourbon responsibly and in moderation, and never mix drinking and driving. 

Media Contact: David Wilham / 502-583-0333 / [email protected] 


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