NuLu’s Hotel Genevieve is open for booking

And we’ve got a booking code for 30% off.

A rendering of a vivid yellow mini mart, with a counter, stocked shelves, and checkout area.

The hotel will have a bright yellow mini market.

Rendering courtesy of Bunkhouse Hotels

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Start planning your summer staycation — because Hotel Genevieve is officially accepting bookings.

The six-floor Nulu hotel will be open for businesses just in time for Derby season, with rooms available starting Wednesday, May 3 (a night that looks completely booked, last time we checked). Nightly rates start at $179.

Bonus: Select dates between Friday, May 12 and Thursday, August 31 can be booked for 30% off with the code INSIDE TRACK.

So, why are we hype for Hotel Genevieve? We’ll refresh your memory.

The design

Austin-based hospitality company Bunkhouse Hotels and Philadelphia-based, female-owned design team ROHE Creative focused on bold color along with a mix of vintage and modern furniture for the hotel — and honestly, the latest renderings have us speechless.

The design — along with its namesake — pays homage to Louisville’s connection to France. Inspiration was also taken from Kentucky’s quilt culture.

The food and drink

You’ll find four options for dining and sipping in Hotel Genevieve:

  • Mini Marché: A grab-and-go market featuring local brands and goods, breakfast and lunch options, coffee, and fresh produce. Peep its bright yellow design in the renderings below.
  • Lucky Penny: Head through Mini Marché to find the secret entrance to Lucky Penny, a speakeasy open late for drinks and bar snacks.
  • Rosettes: The hotel’s all-day restaurant (attached to the lobby) will serve a simple, rustic menu.
  • Hotel Genevieve Bar: A rooftop restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Light bites and drinks will be in the French-street-fare-style.

Louisville pride

You’ll find Louisville culture celebrated throughout the hotel, including an art program featuring local artists and programming with partners like Black Soil Kentucky, Louisville Orchestra, and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The hotel will also collaborate with its neighbor, Rabbit Hole Distillery, on a signature single barrel bourbon with artist-designed labels.

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