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21C announces extends furloughs, announces more layoffs at Louisville, Lexington hotels

The boutique chain hotel, known for its contemporary art and chef-driven restaurants, made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 21C Museum Hotels is set to extend furloughs and lay off more people at its Louisville and Lexington hotels.

The boutique chain hotel, known for its contemporary art and chef-driven restaurants, made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

It has filed WARN notices with the state saying it will lay off or furlough 117 workers in Louisville and another 121 in Lexington.

The layoffs and furlough extensions are set to begin May 28.

The museum and hotel has been temporarily closed since March 27 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

"This is a challenging time for our team, our city and beyond. Our hearts go out to all of those who have been impacted. We’ll be back as soon as we can and look forward to welcoming everyone back to Proof on Main and 21c Louisville soon," the hotel said on its website.  

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