21c Museum Hotel – Lexington

The 21c Museum Hotel is a historic rehabilitation of the Fayette National Bank Building, also known as the First National Building, in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The 15-story building, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, was transformed into a stunning boutique hotel and contemporary art museum. The hotel boasts 88 uniquely modern guest rooms, penthouse and private rooftop terrace. In addition to the guest rooms, the 21c Lexington brandishes 7,000 square feet of exhibit space for contemporary art of all forms. The museum and exhibit space also serve as a multipurpose venue for a variety of events.

KLH provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, as well as technology and fire protection design and construction administration services. Coordination with the elevator consultant and manufacturer was pivotal in designing the most efficient power supply, starting and control, and emergency operations plan. High-rises also require stair pressurization and elevator venting design. The $40.5 million project opened in February of 2016.

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Lexington, Kentucky
Project stats
+ Cost: $40.5 million
+ 103,500 square feet
+ 7,000 square feet of exhibit space
+ 15-story building
+ 88 guest rooms
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