Construction is nearing completion at Lexington, Kentucky’s, newest hotel, Origin Lexington. Upon completion, the 120-room independent hotel will be part of The Summit at Fritz Farm, a mixed-use development with restaurants, retail, office and residences. Origin Lexington will officially open this summer.
The Origin Hotel brand was launched by Mississippi-based The Thrash Group in 2018 with the opening of Origin Red Rocks in Golden, Colorado.
The Thrash Group plans to open a collection of Origin boutique hotels across the country, each focused on helping guests interact with the local communities. Hotel employees are called “locals,” and they curate a list of local experiences for guests to discover. Origin also offers its employees travel incentives through the Origin Travel Program and opportunities to support local charities through the Origin Gives initiative. Origin Lexington will partner with Lexington businesses and artists to connect guests to the community, offering a true taste of the area.
Bayer Properties developed The Summit at Fritz Farm, which boasts 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, including Kentucky’s first food hall The Barn at Fritz Farm; more than 300 apartment units; 44,000 square feet of office; and green space where people gather for events and to spend time with friends and family.
Origin Lexington will be home to The Still, a chef-driven, southern-inspired eatery serving a seasonally crafted menu along with a thoughtfully curated list of local artisan bourbons and specialty cocktails. The Still includes a private dining room which can host up to 30 guests for intimate gatherings, from rehearsal dinners to birthday parties. The restaurant will be located in the lobby of the hotel and feature a separate street-level entrance.
The hotel also will host meetings and events for up to 200 people in its customizable event space.
Origin Lexington is in close proximity to the Blue Grass Airport, the University of Kentucky and Keeneland Racecourse.
Origin Lexington will offer a variety of amenities to create an experience guests will want to repeat. Wellness features include free in-room yoga kits provided in partnership with lifestyle clothing brand prAna, and The Gym, a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio equipment, TRX and more. To create a comfortable, home-away-from-home atmosphere, Origin will be dog-friendly, and the hotel will offer in-room teepees and sleeping bags for guests’ children to enjoy.