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Louisville, KY. August 5, 2015 – 21c Museum Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarka Takovich to the position of general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Lexington, opening in the first quarter of 2016. With over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry and previously director of operations at 21c Louisville, Takovich has experience with luxury and independent boutique properties.

Takovich joined the 21c team in 2012 and was a key member of the 21c Bentonville opening team. During her tenure in Bentonville, the property was named the #1 Hot New Hotel in the United States by TripAdvisor and the #2 Hotel in the South by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. In 2014, Takovich was promoted to director of operations for 21c Louisville. Prior to joining 21c Museum Hotels, Takovich spent seven years with Noble House Resorts at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key, FL, where she served as director of operations. In her role as general manager of 21c Lexington, she will be responsible for overseeing all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations.

Takovich notes, “I am thrilled to open 21c Museum Hotel Lexington and have the opportunity to introduce the 21c culture and hospitality to the local community and out-of-town guests. I look forward to offering a memorable experience of thoughtful design, world-class contemporary art and genuine Southern hospitality, which the city already exudes.”

Craig Greenberg, president of 21c Museum Hotels adds, “21c is excited to be opening its second property in Kentucky and is proud to announce Sarka’s appointment. We are confident that Sarka and her team will deliver the kind of unique experience and uncompromising service that guests have come to expect from 21c.”

21c Museum Hotels is currently recruiting for other executive positions, including food & beverage director and area director of sales & marketing. For more information, visit www.21cMuseumHotels.com/company/careers/.

About 21c Museum Hotel Lexington

21c Museum Hotel Lexington, opening first quarter of 2016, is a combination boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and chef-driven restaurant. Building on its mission of engaging the public with contemporary art and supporting the revitalization of American downtowns, 21c is rehabilitating the historic Fayette National Bank Building in downtown Lexington. The 88-room property will feature a contemporary art museum open to the public free of charge 24/7 and offering curated exhibitions, interactive site specific installations and a full roster of cultural programming; a restaurant and bar in the historic banking hall; a double height ballroom and adjacent pre-function gallery, and a spacious suite on the 15th floor with large windows on three exposures.

Contact: Emmie Kunhardt

EKunhardt@baltzco.com / 212 202 6513

About 21c Museum Hotels

21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning Louisville, Kentucky-based boutique hotel and restaurant group, was founded by contemporary art collectors and preservationists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. The couple opened the first 21c Museum Hotel in 2006 along downtown Louisville’s West Main Street, rehabilitating a series of 19th century warehouses. Much more than just a place to spend the night, 21c is an inventive union of genuine hospitality, careful design and culinary creativity — all anchored by a contemporary art museum with thought-provoking exhibitions, interactive site specific art installations and a full roster of cultural programming. 21c currently operates hotels in Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Bentonville, AR and Durham, NC. Hotels are under construction in Lexington, KY, Oklahoma City, OK, and Nashville, TN. Projects are under development in Kansas City, MO and Indianapolis, IN. The company is equally focused on creating unique, chef-driven restaurants that are as much a part of the community as the hotel. Currently, 21c operates a diverse roster of restaurants including Proof on Main at 21c Louisville, Metropole at 21c Cincinnati, The Hive at 21c Bentonville, Counting House at 21c Durham and Garage Bar in Louisville, KY. Visit www.21cMuseumHotels.com for more information.

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