Grand Opening: See inside the new boutique hotel The Manchester

Featuring a rooftop bar + a new restaurant, your Distillery District staycation just got a lot cooler thanks to The Manchester.

An exterior shot of a big brick hotel in Lexington, KY.

The Manchester was designed with the heritage, culture, and charm of Lexington in mind. | Photo by LEXtoday

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On Friday, the ribbon was cut for the long-awaited grand opening of the Distillery District’s boutique hotel — The Manchester.

The $38 million project, announced in December 2021, is officially open bringing 125 rooms, a rooftop bar + a new restaurant to Manchester Street.

Sip + Stay

  • Lost Palm — The ultimate rooftop bar, you’re greeted with art deco Miami vibes featuring lots of corals, pinks, greens, and palm trees. There’s plenty of seating, both indoor and outdoor, with seafood-forward bites + a delicious cocktail menu. Bartender Seth recommends Flamingo Sketches, which features hibiscus flavors.
  • Granddam — Open seven nights a week, this marble-filled, equestrian-themed spot has a menu filled with local faves — fried chicken, roasted beets, and trout. Take your time to soak in the hunter greens, marble accents, and chandelier.
  • Rooms — With both rooms + suites available, you’ll be surrounded by Kentucky-inspired decor featuring navy and greens, as well as welcoming archways.
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