Hotel Genevieve’s debut in NuLu features Ashleigh Shanti as culinary director

Hotel Genevieve’s debut in NuLu features Ashleigh Shanti as culinary director

Let’s begin by inviting the Hotel Genevieve (730 E. Market St. in NuLu) to introduce itself. Note that “Bunkhouse” refers to the hotel’s corporate parent in Austin, Texas.

The hotel’s name is inspired by a regional type of limestone, Saint Genevieve, a key ingredient in bourbon production. Limestone is also prevalent throughout Texas, providing a throughline from Bunkhouse origins to this new chapter in Kentucky. Saint Genevieve is also the patron saint of Paris, celebrating both the French origins of Louisville and the many women that worked to bring the hotel to life.

Hotel Genevieve will be open for business in time for the Kentucky Derby, with several options for sustenance available to guests (and the community at large).

  • Rosettes is the venue for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
  • Bar Genevieve (afternoon and evening hours) offer cocktails and light fare inspired by Mediterranean-influenced French street food. Indoor and outdoor seating comes with a view.
  • Lucky Penny is billed as a “hidden” speakeasy bar, open at night for cocktails and snacks, and available to those “fortunate enough to find it.”
  • Mini Marché (opening date TBA), the hotel’s mini-market, will vend coffee and grab-and-go items for breakfast and lunch.

Hotel Genevieve’s culinary director is Ashleigh...Read more