Hilton’s first Tempo property will rise in Louisville March 12, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Hilton has started construction of its first Tempo by Hilton property, hosting a ground-breaking ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky’s trendy NuLu neighborhood. The 130-key, six-story hotel is located at 710 E. Jefferson St. in Louisville and is co-owned by First Hospitality and Weyland Ventures. This inaugural Tempo by Hilton property is slated to open in time for the 2021 Kentucky Derby. Breaking ground less than eight weeks from the Tempo by Hilton brand launch, this milestone marks one of the shortest time periods from brand announcement to ground-breaking in Hilton history. Additionally, the brand continues to exhibit robust deal momentum, with more than 30 confirmed deals in cities including New York, Maui, Boston and Washington D.C., as well as an additional 40 deals in various stages of development. This first Tempo by Hilton ground-breaking saw brand representatives and local dignitaries gather for an event that included nods to the historic Kentucky Derby with details such as a burst of rose petals that evoked the famous race also known as the “Run for the Roses.” The ceremonial ground-breaking was symbolized by the staking of a Tempo by Hilton flag into the property site ground. Once open, the new Tempo by Hilton Louisville NuLu will offer a rooftop bar. The property will provide flexible meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and artistic touches. Tempo by Hilton Louisville NuLu will also provide complimentary coffee and tea via the in-lobby Fuel Bar, as well as a range of additional food and beverage options including an innovative café-style offering serving a variety of smoothies, lattes, breakfast sandwiches, bowls and more, limited market, and in-lobby bar specializing in both spirited and non-spirited craft cocktails.