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The Bellwether: New hotel opening in the Highlands

“The Bellwether allows for the preservation of two historic buildings on one of the neighborhood’s most distinct corners."

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new, 20-unit apartment hotel and restaurant is set to open for booking on Oct. 15 in Louisville's Highlands neighborhood.

The Bellwether Hotel will take over the space which was previously the Highlands Police Station and the building next door which once served as the home of the Louisville Ballet. 

In 2019, Park Mile Partners-Highlands residents Ben Botkins and Sarah Mattingly, and Sean and Annie O’Leary purchased the properties.

“As Highlands residents and business owners, we’re committed to maintaining the history and character of the Bardstown Road corridor while also creating businesses that bring value to the neighborhood,” Botkins said. “The Bellwether allows for the preservation of two historic buildings on one of the neighborhood’s most distinct corners and will provide a space to welcome new visitors to the area."

Each room at The Bellwether offers a unique experience to guests. The rooms were designed to pay homage to local historical figures and key thoroughfares in the Highlands.

For years, long-time Louisville residents Cathy Hill and her husband have walked by the old historic buildings, and today, it was a welcome surprise to see the renovations. 

"I used to go by and notice, and I used to want somebody to restore it because it's such a beautiful building. I am delighted," Hill said.

Visitors can start booking rooms on Oct. 15. For more information, visit www.thebellwetherhotel.com.

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