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Seelbach Hilton

Derby 2014 package includes accommodations for 3 evenings and brunch for 2 each day in our 5 Diamond Restaurant, The Oakroom.

Current packages available:
3 Standard Queen--$1889 per night plus tax
1 Deluxe King--$2099 per night plus tax
2 Jr Suites--$2219 per night plus tax

Brown Hotel

Large Luxury Rooms with Sitting Area
King beds, gift upon arrival, brunch on Sunday, view of Downtown:
$7400 Total for 3 Nights.
Concierge club level:
$8500 Total for 3 Nights.



Hyatt Regency Louisville

$4637 Total for 3 Nights.
River View King + Check in with champagne and special amenities: $7100 Total for 3 Nights.
Optionals: $100 extra per night if you want access to Derby Club which includes breakfast, snacks during the day, beverages and hors d’euvres at night.

Louisville Marriott Downtown

$6600 Total for 3 Nights.




Luxury Accomodations:

(Check-in Thurs and check-out Sunday) at one of two downtown Louisville hotel properties. These are both outstanding properties in the heart of the downtown Louisville area. The Galt House Hotel & Suites is a great property that is in the heart (within walking distance) to numerous restaurants, bars, nightlife, etc. It is also the official hotel of the Derby and we highly recommend it. This is a full-service, riverfront property that is 3-stars.

The Hilton Seelbach Hotel is 4-star, full-service historic property also in the heart of downtown Louisville. Very upscale and luxurious. Has the top-rated restaurant in Louisville located inside the property. Also has numerous bars, restaurants, nightlift, etc located close by.

If you decide to make your stay a 4-night package (arrive Wednesday), we could arrange a variety of activities for Thursday, including bourbon distillery or horse farm tours. Other possibilities we have are a Steamboat Lunch tour on the Belle of Louisville steamboat and reserved seating at the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade on Thursday afternoon/evening. Price per person for these add-on's runs between $350-$625/person depending on the activity lineup (including the extra night hotel at double occupancy). Thursday Evening Taste of Derby Party is included in these prices.

Downtown Louisville

1. Section 316-317 (3rd Floor Premium Clubhouse box seating located UNDERCOVER at the finish line) with Galt House Hotel & Suites Accommodations - $9,250/person

2. Section 320 (3rd Floor Premium Clubhouse box seating located UNDERCOVER and just before the finish line) with Galt House Hotel & Suites Accommodations - $7,950person

3. Section 316-317 (3rd Floor Premium Clubhouse box seating located UNDERCOVER just past the finish line with Hilton Seelbach Louisville Accommodations - $11,750/person

4. Section 320 (3rd Floor Premium Clubhouse box seating located UNDERCOVER just before the finish line) with Hilton Seelbach Louisville Accommodations - $9,350/person

5. Turf Club Lounge seating (4th Floor Clubhouse at the finish line) with Hilton Seelbach Louisville Accommodations - $16,250/person

6. Turf Club Lounge seating (4th Floor Clubhouse at the finish line) with Galt House Hotel & Suites Accommodations - $13,950/person

7. Millionaires Row seating (4th/6th Clubhouse at the finish line) with Hilton Seelbach Louisville Accommodations - $14,250/person

8. Millionaires Row seating (4th Floor Clubhouse at the finish line) with Galt House Hotel & Suites Accommodations - $11,750/person



The Ultimate Kentucky Experience!

The Brown Hotel has long been considered "the" place to stay when choosing accommodations for the Kentucky Derby. Our guests have included celebrities, heads of state and a veritable "Who's Who" of the corporate world and the world of horse racing.

2013 Kentucky Derby Packages

We offer a 3-night package commencing Thursday, May 2, 2013 with check out on Sunday, May 5, 2013. All guests will receive a welcome gift in their room and a farewell brunch in J. Graham’s Café on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

The following 3 night room packages are available at this time:
Deluxe 2 Double Beds @ $4900 plus taxes
Luxury 2 Double Beds @ $5500 plus taxes

Club Floor Accommodations

Accommodations on our private access club level feature a lounge offering an upscale continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary wine and beer in the evening, all complimentary. Rooms feature lavishly designed bedding with triple sheeting, 310-thread count sheets and duvet cover with a down comforter, in addition to special amenities like terry cloth robes. A dedicated concierge is available mornings and evenings to answer questions, make dinner reservations, and assist you with any additional details to ensure that your experience at The Brown Hotel will be an unforgettable one.

The following Club room packages are available at this time:
Club Deluxe 2 Double Beds @ $5900 plus taxes
Club Classic Queen @ $6200 plus taxes

Current guest room taxes are at a rate of 15.01% and are subject to change. Reservations require a non-refundable prepayment at the time of booking.




All rates subject to 15% tax and based on 3 nights stay. Call for 2 nights and add $50 nightly surcharge!

Ramada Inn, Louisville - $467 per night

RED ROOF, Louisville - $399 per night

(9) Days Inn Shepherdsville - Louisville Bedding: 1 King or 2 Doubles 130 Lakeview Dr., Shepherdsville, KY 40165 2 Nights at $449.99/night plus tax

(9) Days Inn Jeffersonville Bedding: 1 King or 2 Doubles 350 Eastern Blvd, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 3 Nights at $319.99/night plus tax

(16) Comfort Suites Airport Bedding: Suite/ 2 Queens & Sofabed or 1 King Sofabed 6535 Paramount Park Dr., Louisville, KY 40213 3 Nights at $249.99/night plus tax

For this rate, Call 1 (772) HOT ROOMS to book or 1 (772) 409 2214. All rates subject to 15% tax and based on 3 nights stay. Call for 2 nights and add $50 nightly surcharge!

Executive Inn Kentucky Derby Executive Inn - Full Service Hotel, but rated 3 star 978 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209-1399 3 Nights at $595.00/night plus tax

Executive West $659/night (for 3 night package) $309/night (for extra night) Jason Galt House $1050/night (for 3 night package)

Hyatt Regency Louisville, Downtown Prices include 3 nights Welcoming champagne & strawberries Daily entertainment and music in lobby Special touches of nightly turndown service Racing forms and official programs Limited edition print Standard = $4,000 per room

PREAKNESS RACE HOTELS INNER HARBOR

RENAISSANCE HOTEL $439

Kentucky Derby Information

Churchill Downs

700 Central Avenue • Louisville, KY 40208

Horse racing in Kentucky is rich in history, dating back to 1789 when the first race course was laid out in Lexington. However, it was almost 100 years later, in 1875, that Churchill Downs officially opened and began its tradition as "Home of the Kentucky Derby." In 1787, The Commons, a park-like block near Lexington's Race Street was used by horsemen for racing. By 1789, complaints by "safety minded" citizens led to the formal development of a race meet at The Commons. The men who organized this race meet, including Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay, also formed the Commonwealth's first Jockey Club. The organization later was named the Kentucky Jockey Club in 1809. Racing in Louisville dates back to 1783 when local sources reported that races were held on Market Street in the downtown area. To alleviate the problems associated with racing on the busy city thoroughfare, a course was developed at the now abandoned Shippingport Island in 1805. Racing was conducted on the island in the Ohio River at what was called the Elm Tree Gardens.

By 1827, a new track, known as the Hope Distillery Course, was laid out on what is presently Main and 16th Streets. Racing was also held on a number of private tracks located on farms throughout the local area. One of the more prominent of these was Peter Funk's Beargrass Track which was located in an area now bordered by Hurstbourne Lane and Taylorsville Road.

The Oakland Race Course was opened in the fall of 1833 and brought racing back to a formal site with the track, complete with clubhouse, located at what is now Seventh and Magnolia Streets in "Old Louisville". This was followed in 1858 by the opening of the Woodlawn Course on the Louisville and Lexington railroad lines just outside of today's St. Matthews, east of Louisville. The site closed in 1870, but the Woodlawn Vase, the track's premier trophy, has been used in the presentation to the winner of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico since 1917. Harness racing was also a significant part of Louisville's early racing history with a number of tracks in existence. One of the most prominent was Greeneland, a racecourse for trotters was built just east of Churchill Downs in 1868.