The Manchester Hotel is the Perfect Home Base for Exploring Kentucky’s Horse and Bourbon Country

The ‘Horse Capital of the World’ is an underrated American city with beautiful nature trails, craft beer and bourbon, and a new luxury hotel.

The hotel is set on the former grounds of central Kentucky’s first registered bourbon distillery, and its “Rickhouse Revival” facade features dramatic arches that echo throughout the property. “We were very intentional in rooting the hotel’s design and programming in Lexington’s wonderful history and landscape — and of course, the horses and bourbon-making that have made it famous — though we wanted to do so through a more subtle, contemporary, and globally inspired lens,” Morris told Travel + Leisure. “We wanted to use the physical architecture, interior treatments, and rich narrative behind our restaurant and bar concepts to provide our guests with an emotional connection to Kentucky.”

Read more about the Manchester Hotel at Travel + Leisure Magazine here.