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James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...

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Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...

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Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...

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Facilities

If you would like Meeting Planning Information beyond what is included in our Web site, just register for more information.

Maximum City-wide Convention Facilities Capacities at a Glance

Max. # of guest rooms in the city: 7700
Max. # of committable guest rooms for citywide conventions: 5000
Max. exhibit hall, meeting and pre-function space at Lexington Center: 130,000 sq. ft
Max. dedicated exhibit hall space at Lexington Center: 66,000 sq. ft. (396 10x10 booths)
Largest general session at Rupp Arena: 23,000 total (8,000 chair-back seats)
Largest general session at Lexington Center: 6,500 people
Largest banquet capacity at Lexington Center: 4,000 people
Concentrated parking spaces for attendees (within two blocks of Lexington Center): over 3,500

Meetings and Convention Hotels*
Capacities at a Glance

 

Hotel Maximum commitable rooms Max. break-out spaces Larg. gen'l sess. Largest banquet # of Suites Total # of guest rooms Distance to airport in miles
Hilton Lexington/Downtown 366 20 1000 680 10 366 5 miles
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 350 26 1370 1000 14 409 9 miles
Hyatt Regency Lexington 275 19 900 650 6 366 5 miles
Clarion Hotel 200 11 860 500 4 291 7 miles
The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton 200 12 500 300 15 250 5 miles
Clarion Lexington South Hotel Conference Center 151 8 300 275 4 151 15 miles
Four Points by Sheraton 150 7 475 300 2 174 8 miles
Embassy Suites 120 13 800 500 230 230 8.5 miles
Hilton Lexington Suites 100 4 130 120 174 174 7 miles
Ramada Conference Center 100 10 350 250 0 145 10 miles
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton 90 6 300 200 140 155 10 miles
Courtyard Lexington North 80 2 40 40 12 146 8 miles
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lexington North 80 2 120 80 35 114 8 miles
Hyatt Place 80 2 150 80 0 127 15 miles
Comfort Inn & Suites 50 2 55 0 31 105 12
Comfort Suites Beaumont Center 50 2 30 30 72 72 3 Miles
Quality Inn 40 3 75 48 1 122 12 Miles
Subtotal 2482

 As reported by our hotels.

* A "Meetings and Conventions Hotel" is defined as a Lexington hotel with two or more meeting rooms.

 Lexington Center

Meeting attendees will enjoy this state-of-the art facility with meeting rooms and exhibit halls, a beautiful 17,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, a conference center, and the famous 23,000 seat Rupp Arena. With 66,000 square feet of exhibition space, 40,000 square feet of meeting rooms (eighteen rooms) and an additional 25,000 square feet of pre-function spaces, and ample parking, Lexington Center is well equipped to handle multiple concurrent events. Take a virtual tour on their website: www.lexingtoncenter.com.

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