Merry-Kay Poe has film featured at Tribeca

DON’T TELL A SOUL (DTAS) will have its World Premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival running from April 14 -26. DTAS is produced by Merry-Kay Poe (wife of Steve Poe) and Chris Mangano.  The film was shot in Kentucky and features several big Hollywood names like Rainn Wilson, Mena Suvari, Fionn Whitehead and Jack … Continued



White Lodging is excited to introduce David Meisner as the general manager for the Austin Marriott Downtown, which is slated to open its doors in summer 2020. David is currently the general manager of White Lodging’s Aloft and Element hotels in downtown Austin and will begin his new role in August 2019. “During his time at … Continued



By Marty Finley – Reporter, Louisville Business First Jul 5, 2019 Eleven years after Julie Lavalle Jones moved back to Louisville from North Carolina to help bring her father’s vision for Whiskey Row alive, most of the work is finally nearing completion. Jones, who goes by Valle, and her brother, Stephen, have been working for … Continued


$24 million, 107-unit apartment complex opens along Louisville waterfront

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) ––unit-apartment-complex-opens-along-louisville-waterfront/article_cb2f7aa0-7359-11e9-a5b8-c7252c986a27.html The skyline along the Louisville waterfront is changing. A new $24 million luxury apartment complex called Waterside at River Park Place recently opened. Construction on the 107-unit complex started last winter. Developers say 16 of those units are already leased. Units range from studios to three-bedroom apartments with rent ranging from … Continued


Louisville’s hotel market is the hottest in the U.S.

The market for hotel rooms in Louisville is the fastest-growing in the nation, according to a new report from CBRE Research. The city had the biggest year-over-year increase in demand in the first quarter of 2019 at 11.4 percent. That tops the growth in demand nationally at 2.4 percent, according to the report. This comes after … Continued


Whiskey Row lands two new restaurants

Whiskey Row soon will add two more more restaurants to its growing culinary lineup. The developers of the dual-branded Hotel Distil and Moxy said that two new concepts — Repeal, an oak-fired steakhouse, and Zombie Taco, a food truck-inspired restaurant offering tacos, burritos and other Mexican cuisine — will open inside the hotels once they … Continued


GM named for Hotel Distil on Whiskey Row

One half of a dual-branded, under-construction hotel on Whiskey Row has a new leader. White Lodging on Wednesday announced Dana Orlando as Hotel Distil’s GM, according to a press release. Scheduled to open in the fall, Hotel Distil, Autograph Collection, will share the West Main Street between First and Second streets with the Moxy Hotel. … Continued


Historic Whiskey Row Facades in Louisville Connect to Urban Bourbon Hotel

Nineteen whiskey distillers, wholesalers and other liquor businesses called the 100 block of Louisville’s West Main Street home over the last two centuries. Whiskey Row was known more for the business of warehousing barrels and loading and offloading them to barges on the nearby Ohio River than for the actual distilling of Kentucky Bourbon, but … Continued


Moxy Louisville slated to open in November 2019 – January 14, 2019 Moxy Louisville, slated to open in November 2019, is situated in the historic and revitalized Whiskey Row neighborhood of downtown Louisville and steps away from the KFC Yum! Center. The 110-room hotel, developed by White Lodging, Poe Companies and REI Real Estate Services, is designed by HKS, Inc. and FlickMars. … Continued


Hotel Distil/Moxy Groundbreaking

Poe Companies celebrated the Hotel Distil/Moxy groundbreaking on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  We enjoyed having many of our partners, investors and friends in attendance. It was a great way to celebrate the beginning of construction and the uniqueness of the hotels. Media Clippings: Business First: Why an independent boutique hotel replaced the Westin brand on … Continued


New downtown Homewood Suites now open

By Marty Finley – Reporter, Louisville Business First, Mar 28, 2018 Another downtown Louisville hotel has opened its doors ahead of the Kentucky Derby. The 133-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown debuted March 21 at 635 W. Market St., offering another extended-stay downtown option for business and leisure travelers a short walk from the … Continued