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150 derby Hotel Genevieve

Hotel Genevieve welcomes you for the 150th Annual Kentucky Derby

What’s more thrilling than the most exhilarating two minutes in sports?

The 150th annual edition of the most exhilarating two minutes in sports.

Whether you’re here to revel in the excitement of the Kentucky Derby or to explore the vibrant spirit of Louisville, we want your stay to be nothing short of extraordinary. Here’s a hit list of what’s happening at our hotel while for when you aren’t at the track. And if there’s anything we can do to enhance your stay, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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”


  • Coolers
  • Cans and glass bottles or containers
  • Laptops
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Umbrellas

Woodford Welcome

Get right into the spirit with a welcome cocktail from our friends at Woodford Reserve. Enjoy a complimentary Woodford Spire or a Mint Julep, featuring our exclusive Hotel Genevieve Woodford Barrel selection, in a commemorative copper glass. 

Available 11 AM – 6 PM in the Lobby  


lobby seating area
Friday + Saturday

Off to the Races

Pass through the lobby and get into the spirit. We’ll have complimentary Rosé  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 Concierge Corner. Just ask! 

Rosé available Friday from 9  AM – 2 PM

Photo Booth available Saturday from 9:30 AM – 12 PM

Derby Party illustration

We Bet You'll Need a Drink



8 AM – 3PM Daily


5 PM – 10 PM Daily


Join us for a restorative meal at Rosettes. Indulge in post-party breakfast,  like Roasted Banana Bread French Toast, or meet us for dinner and drinks. Reservations recommended

Rosettes breakfast: bacon and roasted banana bread French toast

Bar Genevieve

Wednesday to Thursday 

4 PM – 10 PM


4 PM – 12 AM


2 PM – 12 AM


2 PM – 10 PM

Happy Hour

4 PM – 6 PM

Monday & Tuesday



For those not attending the races or those looking for a place to debrief post-ponies, take in the NULU view while enjoying our signature cocktails and light bites at our rooftop bar.

sunset at Bar Genevieve
Coffee Service & Retail

Mini Marché

7 AM – 7 PM Daily

Fuel up faster than a KY Derby champ at Mini Marché. Gallop in for grab-and-go goodies such as our signature breakfast sammie and tacos or trot in later for snacks and sips to take back to your room.

barista smiling in mini marche
By Reservation Only

Lucky Penny

Sunday – Wednesday 


Thursday – Saturday 

5 PM – 12 AM

Sneak away from the crowds and relax in our semi-secret bar. Named after Penny Chenery herself, owner of the legendary Secretariat, it’s a delightfully debaucherous homage to horse racing royalty.

Red cocktail in front of a blue curtain
Saturday Evening: Post Party

Bar Genevieve

Elevate your post-Derby evening and keep the party going at Bar Genevieve. Join us for drinks and dancing with the Louisville legend, DJ Syimone.

Saturday, May 4
10 PM – 1 AM

photo of DJ Syimone