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Rockbridge & Musselman Hotels Planning Comprehensive Renovation of The Seelbach Hilton

Columbus, OH – February 19, 2020 – Rockbridge along with Louisville-based Musselman Hotels are planning a comprehensive renovation of the Seelbach Hilton to include all guest rooms, public spaces, and the addition of a tower with a rooftop bar. “We have a track record of executing comprehensive projects like the Seelbach, and when done, we will deliver a hotel commensurate with the legacy and history of the storied Seelbach,” said Chester Musselman, President, and CEO, Musselman Hotels.

“This will be a transformational project for both the City of Louisville and the State of Kentucky,” said Jim Merkel, CEO, Rockbridge. “By re-establishing the iconic nature of this historic hotel, we will shine national attention on Louisville and Kentucky.” The planned renovation will commence once plans are finalized and capitalization complete. The Seelbach Hilton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 321-room property features several restaurants and bars and has more than 32,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Rockbridge, a private investment firm celebrating 20-years in business, has been investing in and building brands since 1999. The business has made more than 260 real estate and hospitality investments in 38 states worth over $8.0 billion in total capitalization. Rockbridge has built a family of hospitality, development, and management company brands, and its continued success is a result of a team and culture that are intensely collaborative, innovative, resilient, and focused. The company develops, designs, and builds award-winning independent and branded properties that have delighted guests and investors, alike. Rockbridge was honored for a second consecutive year as the top, philanthropic company in Central Ohio based on its number of employees.

Musselman Hotels Management is a developer, owner, and manager of award-winning hotels. Their portfolio has included 38 hotels over 27 years, and they currently own and manage six hotels in the Louisville area. With four additional locations throughout Kentucky and one in Virginia, Musselman represents national brands Hilton and Marriott and has won numerous awards, including Hotel of the Year honors. Focused on the customer, Musselman Hotels Management’s core belief is treating people right.