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Press Release15 December 2015

Curio - A Collection by Hilton Expands to the Heart of Horse Country with Opening of the Historic Campbell House Lexington

Rockbridge Capital Invests more than $10 Million in Renovations to the Iconic Hotel Now Part of the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio

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LEXINGTON, Ky. and MCLEAN, Va. -- The Campbell House Lexington today joinsCurio - A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) rapidly-expanding global collection of distinctive upscale and luxury hotels that caters to passionate travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences. The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton is owned and developed by Rockbridge Capital and managed by HP Hotel Management, Inc.


The Campbell House Lexington is nestled in the heart of horse country with local roots spanning more than six decades. Touting more than $10 million in guest room renovations, Rockbridge is proud to pay homage to the hotel's location deep in the heart of Kentucky. Conveniently located minutes from downtown Lexington, the hotel is just four miles from the legendary Keeneland Race Course, and moments away from University of Kentucky and numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

"The spirit of our individual hotels define Curio, and it is an honor to add The Campbell House to our ever-growing collection," said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio - A Collection by Hilton. "It is clear why guests continue to return year after year to this charming Southern hotel, loved for its traditional colonial style architecture, welcoming front porch and distinctive personality."

Construction on the hotel began in 1949, and the two-story building opened its doors to the public in 1951 as The Campbell House Motor Inn. By the early 1970s, the hotel began its process of transforming into a glamorous destination with the addition of a pool and dining room. In 1979, the hotel added guest rooms, a fine dining restaurant and a world class lounge, The Barrel Room. After decades of evolving - including surviving a fire in 1986 - the hotel's service, allure and deep history are setting the stage to welcome a new beginning as part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.

"We are excited to have The Campbell House Lexington in our growing portfolio," said Jim Merkel, CEO and founding partner of Rockbridge Capital. "Our vision is to provide remarkable experiences, and Curio - A Collection by Hilton is the perfect fit for the hotel's distinctive design and emphasis on local discovery."

Known as one of the finest hotels in Kentucky, the 250-room The Campbell House Lexington boasts 15 suites and equestrian-themed modern décor mixed with Southern elegance. The hotel also offers numerous award-winning services and amenities that today's modern traveler has come to expect. This includes a large indoor heated pool, 24-hour business & fitness centers, daily room service from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The hotel also features two distinctly Southern dining options:

  • Kilbern's Restaurant: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kilbern's Restaurant serves a variety of bourbon-inspired dishes - including bourbon apple pork, bourbon glazed salmon, Kentucky Hot Brown and bread pudding with caramel bourbon sauce.
  • Bogart's Bar & Grill: Featuring American favorites - such as burgers and Reuben sandwiches - infused with local flavor, guests can also sample specialty cocktails and discover the finest Kentucky bourbons. Open daily at 4 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday.

For those seeking a distinctive and memorable event, conference or wedding, The Campbell House Lexington boasts more than 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a grand ballroom with seating for up to 500 guests - complete with a private entrance and a crystal chandelier. The hotel also features 12 multi-use rooms ideal for meetings or smaller gatherings.

Additionally, The Campbell House Lexington offers Meetings SimplifiedTM - meeting packages with one simple contract that bundles basic meeting amenities together with a simple, inclusive price. To celebrate the opening, the hotel is offering Double Meeting Planner points and 10 percent off all bookings through March 31, 2015.

The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton participates in the Hilton HHonors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join. Visit here for enrollment information. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key and no hidden fees, only when they book directly through Hilton.

To celebrate the opening of the hotel, HHonors members will earn double bonus points on stays from Jan. 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016 when booking the best available rate. Gold and Diamond HHonors members staying at The Campbell House Lexington will enjoy complimentary breakfast for up to two registered guests per room and space-available room upgrades.

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The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at 1375 South Broadway Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40504. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit or call 1-859-255-4281.

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