Although this brightly colored hotel looks as if it had a happy history, it was previously a Turkish prison. The lovely, landscaped courtyard was formerly the exercise yard and the elevators a re house in the old watchtowers. The hotel retains hints of its past, including an inmate’s inscription on a marble pillar.
The 21c has gained fame due to it's double nature as a hotel and a contemporary museum. Although it houses some of today's most cutting-edge work, it's roots run deep in KY history as it was once a tobacco and bourbon warehouse.