Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs - Louisville, KY

May 5, 2018

Derby Only Package


Accommodations

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Northeast

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Smarty Jones Package

Two night hotel accommodations

  • Check in: Friday – 5/4/18
  • Check out: Sunday – 5/6/18

Full Breakfast daily
1st floor ticket to Kentucky Derby (126-128)
Transportation to and from Churchill Downs
Dinner at Buck’s restaurant In Louisville
Kentucky Derby Gift Bag
GEM Hospitality staff on-site
All taxes and gratuities

Ticket Upgrades

Derby Plus Package


Accommodations

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Northeast
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville East
Hampton Inn (Downtown)

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1-866-999-1GEM (1436)

Add On Options:

Parties –  Taste of Derby, The Barnstable Brown Gala,
Phillis & Lilies, and Winners Party

Oaks & Derby Package

Three night hotel accommodations

  • Check in: Thursday – 5/3/18
  • Check out: Sunday – 5/6/18

Full Breakfast daily
Transportation to and from Churchill Downs
1st floor ticket to Kentucky Oaks (126-128)
1st floor ticket to Kentucky Derby (126-128)
Dinner at Buck’s restaurant In Downtown Louisville
Kentucky Derby Gift Bag
GEM Hospitality staff on-site
All taxes and gratuities

Ticket Upgrades

Thoroughbred Farm Tour & Derby Package

Three night hotel accommodations

  • Check in: Thursday – 5/3/18
  • Check out: Sunday – 5/6/18

Full Breakfast daily
Thoroughbred Farm Tour – Friday (5/4)

  • Spend a full day exploring Kentucky’s legendary Horse Country with past and future Derby stars at two thoroughbred stallion farms
  • Lunch is included

Transportation to and from Churchill Downs
1st floor ticket to Kentucky Derby (126-128)
Dinner at Buck’s restaurant In Downtown Louisville
Kentucky Derby Gift Bag
GEM Hospitality staff on-site
All taxes and gratuities

Ticket Upgrades

Bourbon Distillery Tour & Derby Package
Bourbon Distillery Tour & Derby Package

Three night hotel accommodations

  • Check in: Thursday – 5/3/18
  • Check out: Sunday – 5/6/18

Full Breakfast daily
Bourbon Distillery Tour – Friday (5/4)

  • Enjoy a guided distillery tour followed by a bourbon tasting
  • Lunch is included

Transportation to and from Churchill Downs
1st floor ticket to Kentucky Derby (126-128)
Dinner at Buck’s restaurant In Downtown Louisville
Kentucky Derby Gift Bag
GEM Hospitality staff on-site
All taxes and gratuities

Ticket Upgrades

Thoroughbred Farm/Bourbon Distillery Tour & Derby Package

Three night hotel accommodations

  • Check in: Thursday – 5/3/18
  • Check out: Sunday – 5/6/18

Full Breakfast daily
Thoroughbred Farm Tour – Friday (5/4) and Bourbon Distillery Tour – Friday (5/4)

  • Explore a award winning horse farm and enjoy a guided distillery tour in one day!

Transportation to and from Churchill Downs
1st floor ticket to Kentucky Derby (126-128)
Dinner at Buck’s restaurant In Downtown Louisville
Kentucky Derby Gift Bag
GEM Hospitality staff on-site
All taxes and gratuities

Ticket Upgrades

Premium Oaks & Derby Package


Accommodations

Galt House Hotel
Seelbach Hotel
21c Museum Hotel

Call GEM Hospitality today for updated pricing and availability!
1-866-999-1GEM (1436)

Add On Options:

Parties –  Taste of Derby, The Barnstable Brown Gala,
Phillis & Lilies, and Winners Party

Premium Ticket Upgrades:

Turf Club
Trophy Room
Finish Line Suites
Millionaires Row

Details

Three night hotel accommodations

  • Check in: Thursday – 5/3/18
  • Check out: Sunday – 5/6/18

Transportation to and from Churchill Downs
3rd Floor Grandstand ticket to Kentucky Oaks (324-325)
3rd Floor Grandstand ticket to Kentucky Derby (324-325)
Thursday night welcome reception (Galt House)
Dinner at Buck’s restaurant In Downtown Louisville
Kentucky Derby Gift Bag
GEM Hospitality staff on-site
All taxes and gratuities

Ticket Upgrades

Hotel Information

Springhill Suites Louisville
A refreshing change from the expected experience at hotels in Louisville, the Springhill Suites Louisville Hurstbourne/North hotel energizes and enriches your visit with tech-savvy amenities, unobtrusive service and the elements of surprise – along with comforts that are familiar and welcome. Just off I-64 near attractions like the Louisville Slugger Museum and Churchill Downs, we offer cleverly delivered basics and innovative touches.

Hilton Garden Inn
This quaint hotel is near a lively mix of restaurants and entertainment venues. Hoops Sports Complex is within walking distance, and downtown Louisville is less than a twenty-minute drive away.

Start your day the right way with a delicious breakfast in the Great American Grill at this Louisville, KY hotel. Swim laps of the indoor pool, work out at the fitness center or catch up on work at the business center. Stay connected while traveling on the road with complimentary high-speed internet access in all guest rooms and public places.

Hampton Inn
Welcome to the Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown hotel in Louisville, KY. Discover a rich history and an exciting source of activity and entertainment when you visit Downtown Louisville. From the Louisville Slugger factory, an American tradition since 1884, to the Belle of Louisville, you can see it all when you stay at our Louisville, KY hotel. Be sure to check out our thriving entertainment district, Fourth Street Live, and the newest museum in town, the Muhammad Ali Center.

The Galt House
Overlooking the waterfront from the heart of downtown, The Galt House is a legendary Louisville hotel. In fact, we’re the largest hotel in Kentucky with a rich history that dates back to the 1800s. Today, our world-class hotel features 1,300 contemporary guest rooms, including 650 suites with comfortable furnishings, HD televisions, and in-room coffee makers. Located in either the SUITE Tower or the RIVUE Tower, guests can choose from several types of accommodations ranging from our Deluxe Guest Rooms to Two-Bedroom Waterfront Suites, ensuring we have the ideal lodging for fun-filled Kentucky weekend getaways, family vacations and groups traveling to Louisville for a conference or special event.

The Galt House, the heart of Louisville, is the ideal place to stay while visiting all that the city has to offer. You are just minutes away from fun and excitement. Fourth St. Live! entertainment district is a short walk as are many local area attractions.

Seelbach Hilton Hotel
A stay at The Seelbach Hilton Hotel will never be described as ordinary. Appearing on the National Register of Historical Places, this 4-diamond luxury hotel is considered the premiere hotel in the state of Kentucky. Built in 1905, it is considered a landmark to “the golden era” with its grand ambiance inspiring author F. Scott Fitzgerald to use The Seelbach as a backdrop for Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s wedding in The Great Gatsby.

21c Museum Hotel
Nestled in historic downtown Louisville, 21c Museum Hotel is a 91-room boutique Louisville hotel, contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant and cultural civic center. Stay with us and the iconic Red Penguins, an iconic exhibition by the Cracking Art Group. As one of the most unique hotels in Louisville, KY, it offers one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests who are visiting the area for business and leisure alike. Discover the plush amenities featured in our chic boutique hotel and enjoy a stay in one of our 91 luxurious guest rooms.

Ticket Upgrades

Section – 123-125

Section –  111-112

Section – 223-225

Section – 323-325

Section – 312-313

Section – 314-315

Section – 316-317

Seating Chart

Kentucky Oaks & Derby Hospitality Options
Aristides Lounge

The Aristides Lounge is an exclusive area of Churchill Downs with premium hospitality including:

  • Premium Open bar with complimentary cocktails
  • White-linen tables and seating with 5-star food options
  • Live entertainment with Multiple flat-screen TV’s to allow non-stop viewing of all the racing action.
Citation Lounge

This exclusive in-track venue offers reserved seating and is conveniently situated behind Clubhouse section 110

One-Time Lunch Buffett On Oaks & Derby Days (11:30am – 2pm)
Snacks for Purchase
Cash Bar
Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
Self-Service Wagering Stations
Indoor Climate-Controlled

Affirmed Lounge

This exclusive in-track hospitality venue is located in the Kentucky Derby Museum at Gate 1

LIVE Entertainment
Complimentary Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks
Cocktails available for purchase
All-You-Can-Eat Buffets
Live Wagering Tellers
Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
Private Restrooms
Indoor Climate-Controlled

Smarty Jones Lounge

Located on the Grandstand side of Churchill Downs® near Gate 1, this exclusive in-track hospitality venue is an elegant chalet with open seating

One-Time Lunch Buffet
Snacks for Purchase
Cash Bar
Self-Service Wagering Stations
Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
Indoor Climate-Controlled

GEM Hospitality is accredited BBB Tennessee business and is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents).

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