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Horses running in a field


Opening the doors of this hotel on this specific weekend feels incredibly magical. We are so thrilled to welcome guests just in time for the most exciting 2 minutes in sports—and hope that we can create an experience that lasts much longer in your hearts. If there’s any way I can make your stay and your trip to the 149th annual Kentucky Derby better, don’t hesitate to ask.

John Fields
General Manager
Hotel Genevieve

What to Know

Your Derby To-Dos

We could spend hours giving you the low down on the lingo, dress code, and history of this incredible sporting event. But instead, we’ll just walk you through the basics and tell you exactly where and when to hang out with us during the weekend.

Clear plastic bags up to 18” x 18” (limit 2 bags per person)
Purses are allowed up to 12” (subject to search)
Food in clear containers/bags
Sealed water or soft drinks – only plastic bottles
Seat cushions smaller than 15” x 15”


Cans and glass bottles or containers
Alcoholic beverages


Welcome Reception

6 – 8 pm
On the rooftop at the Bar at Hotel Genevieve

Take in the NULU view while enjoying complimentary bubbles and signature cocktails along with light bites as we toast to the weekend.

View of the Kentucky skyline
Friday & Saturday Morning

Off to the Races

8 – 11 am
in the Gallery
Pass through the lobby and get into the spirit. We’ll have complimentary bloody marys and mimosas as well as Derby-pros on hand to help you get to where you need to be, tighten any errant bowties, or answer any other questions you might have. Forgot something? We have complimentary Derby Essentials like chapstick, ponchos, and more available at the Front Desk. Just ask!

Derby Party illustration
Friday & Saturday Evening


Snag a reservation and join us for a meal when you are back from the track.

the Bar at Hotel Genevieve
Whether you bet well at the track or not, a drink on our rooftop is never a gamble. No reservations required

drawing of a disco ball and people dancing green background
Sunday Morning

Morning After Brunch

Make a reservation at Rosettes and join us for a restorative meal. Chef Ashleigh Shanti’s Hot Madame will surely set you right.

Rosette's at Hotel Genevieve
golden brown vase with a plant and horse on the front

Inside Track

Thinking of coming post-Derby? Book a stay between May 12 – August 31, 2023 and enjoy up to 30% off.