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Founded by contemporary art collectors and entrepreneurs Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotels is committed to bringing works of art to the public through innovative exhibitions and programs while offering genuine hospitality to each of its guests. Following the success of its flagship property in the founders’ hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, the 21c Team is looking at opportunities to contribute to the cultural life and revitalization of urban neighborhoods across the country. For more information on 21c development opportunities, please contact

Under Construction

Durham, North Carolina
The 17-story Hill Building in downtown Durham, North Carolina will be the 4th boutique hotel location for 21c Museum Hotels. 21c plans to rehabilitate the historic building originally designed by Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon, the firm best known for the Empire State Building.  The property, which will feature a contemporary art museum, 125 room hotel with meeting and event space, and a restaurant and bar, is scheduled to open in early 2015. Learn more…

Lexington, Kentucky
Construction is underway for 21c Museum Hotels’ combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and restaurant in downtown Lexington. The hotel will be housed in downtown Lexington’s historic Fayette National Bank Building, the city’s first skyscraper designed by famed New York architecture firm McKim, Mead & White. It will be woven into the fabric of downtown, welcoming both visitors and members of the community to enjoy its curated exhibitions and cultural programming. Learn more…

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
21c Museum Hotels has begun construction at downtown Oklahoma City’s historic Fred Jones Building. The 97-year-old, four story brick building was built by Henry Ford as a Model T assembly plant. The redevelopment of this iconic industrial building will include 134 hotel rooms, a contemporary art museum and restaurant and bar inspired by regional culinary traditions. The 21c Team hopes the project will be a catalyst for additional economic development at the western edge of Oklahoma City’s Film Row. Learn more…

Under Development

Kansas City, Missouri

21c Museum Hotels has announced plans to redevelop Kansas City’s historic Savoy Hotel and Grill, pending federal and state historic tax credits and private financing. The renovation and rehabilitation of the 125 year-old building would preserve the building’s historic features while creating a new space for visitors and residents of Kansas City to experience genuine hospitality, view contemporary art and participate in cultural programming.

Nashville, Tennessee

21c Museum Hotels has turned its sights on Music City with plans to develop downtown’s historic 222 Building, located at 222 North Third Avenue. The 1890s era building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, adding to the 21c portfolio of projects that bring revitalization through contemporary art to the downtown core.

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