This boutique hotel doubles as a contemporary art museum. Founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson wanted somewhere to store their growing art collection while helping revitalize downtown Louisville, so they opened a hotel with rotating exhibitions open to the public. The building itself is a rehabilitated 19th century tobacco and Bourbon warehouse, contrasting the modern installations like a giant gold Statue of David replica at the entrance. If you don’t stay here, at least stop in for the exhibits. (But you should stay here too, because the service was fantastic, the rooms beautiful, and the amenities everything you could need).