(LBF) -- A Tennessee hotel developer will debut a new boutique hotel in downtown Louisville next year. And it will be named in honor of a well-known Louisville journalist.
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Vision Hospitality Group unveiled plans on its website to launch the 51-room Grady Hotel in downtown Louisville as part of its new Humanist lifestyle portfolio.
The hotel will be in a converted five-story office building at 601 W. Main St. and was first proposed two years ago without a name. Vision Hospitality Group bought the building in August 2016 for $3.5 million, according to Jefferson County property records.
The hotel's name is a tribute to the late Grady Clay, a Louisville journalist who specialized in landscape architecture and urban planning. Clay was a key contributor to the New Urbanism movement and was a founding member of the Crescent Hill Community Association.