Hilton Lexington/Downtown Announce Renovation Of Bigg Blue Martini

Popular Downtown Lounge To Be Converted Into An Upscale Contemporary Lounge

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May 18, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Hilton Lexington/Downtown announced that it will continue its renovation of the landmark property with a revamping of its popular Bigg Blue Martini lounge. The downtown Lexington hotel is currently undergoing a $13 million renovation that began in March 2009 and is expected to be completed in June.

Designed by Lexington firm Cathy Burgess Interiors, the anticipated $100,000 renovation of Bigg Blue Martini will begin on May 19 and is expected to take three weeks to complete. Featuring streamlined finishes and contemporary furnishings, the 600-square foot lounge will be transformed into a sleek and sophisticated space that will complement last year’s renovation of the Hilton Lexington/Downtown lobby. A custom designed serpentine community table featuring dark wood and a frosted glass top will be the new focal point of Bigg Blue Martini. Brown and silver fabrics will be used throughout the lounge that will harmonize well with a shimmered pewter colored wallcovering. The new flooring will consist of porcelain tile with a herringbone pattern that is reminiscent of a hard wood floor. Chic pendant lighting will be utilized to accent the new seating areas that will include dark wood tables with glass tops. To open up the space, the tall columns currently found throughout the lounge will be removed. Large high definition flat panel televisions also will be installed. To enhance the lounge’s outdoor seating area, planters will be placed throughout the patio and a new awning will be installed. Bigg Blue Martini will remain open during its renovation.

“My goal for designing the renovation of Bigg Blue Martini was to create a contemporary yet classic atmosphere that will attract hotel guests as well as downtown Lexington’s sophisticated office professionals,” said designer Cathy Burgess. “The new space will include numerous intimate seating areas as well as the flexibility to host larger groups looking for an upscale environment.”

Bigg Blue Martini features more than 20 unique martinis, 40 upscale vodkas and an extensive list of Californian, French and Australian wines. The lounge’s diverse menu includes indulgent appetizers, salads and gourmet sandwiches prepared by the extraordinary chefs of Triangle Grille.

Contact:
Jason Lindaman
Hilton Lexington/Downtown
+1 303 957 4256
jlindaman@madisoncap.com

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Hilton Lexington/Downtown is a 22-story hotel featuring 367 guestrooms centrally located in the heart of Lexington’s financial district. The 290,362-square foot hotel includes more than 16,000 square feet of diverse meeting and event space, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and spa and business center. Hilton Lexington/Downtown is just steps from renowned Lexington Center, central Kentucky’s premier sports and entertainment complex that includes Rupp Arena, Lexington Convention Center and The Shops at Lexington Center. Located at 369 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507, Hilton Lexington/Downtown is owned by entities associated with Madison Capital Management, LLC, and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s largest independent hotel management company. To make a reservation contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1.800.445.8667 or visit www.hilton.com.

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