2023-Conference

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Our Venue

Conveniently located in the center of downtown Lexington and within a day’s drive of 75 percent of the U.S. population, the Central Bank Center provides a beautiful and versatile multiĀ­purpose event facility. Within easy walking distance of hotel rooms, restaurants, theaters, shops, and galleries, the venue soaks up small town charm while offering big city amenities. Inside, we’ll enjoy large spaces designated for general sessions, the exhibit hall, the bookstore, and networking.

Parking at Central Bank Center is located behind the Center off of High Street and available for $12 per day.


Hotels

Rooms have filled up at our four host hotels! However, you can check back to see if there are any cancellations.

Parking is complimentary at both the Hilton and Hyatt, and they also provide a complimentary shuttle to the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. It is $15 per day at the Marriott and Residence Inn.

Rest assured, we have secured negotiated rates at three overflow hotels:

  • FULL, but check back for cancellations: 21C Museum Hotel: 167 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
    2 ½ block walk to the Central Bank Center
    $159 rate with discounted parking at $15 per night
    (859) 899-6800 – Ask for the Citygate Network Room Block
  • SpringHill Suites: 863 S. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504
    1.5 miles from the Central Bank Center
    $139 Rate with complimentary breakfast and parking
    (859) 225-1500
    Book your group rate for Citygate Network Room Block
  • Holiday Inn Express: 1000 Export Street, Lexington, KY 40504
    1.5 miles from the Central Bank Center
    $139 Rate with complimentary breakfast and parking
    (859) 389-6800

Hotel reservations require a non-refundable first night charge. Carefully evaluate your anticipated hotel room usage to avoid cancellation penalties

Conference attendees not staying at one of our four host hotels, and those who made their reservations through an online discounter/consolidator, may be assessed an $80 or more conference facility usage fee, payable upon check-in at the Citygate Network Registration/Information Desk.

Travel

For attendees not driving to Lexington, explore additional travel options beyond Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX). Consider flying into Louisville (SDC) or Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) International Airports and renting a vehicle, as both are just a little over an hour away.


Offsite Event

Our offsite event will take place on Thursday evening at The Big Barn and adjacent arena on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. Following a catered dinner, Dr. Lew Sterrett will present a unique “Sermon on the Mount” experience you won’t want to miss.


Lexington Fun Facts

Although Lexington is the “Horse Capital of the World,” it also has some other incredible offerings too.

DowntownLexington’s culinary scene is diverse, offering a range of dining experiences. Whether you are a foodie, eat for fuel, or just like to eat, there are a variety of options within walking distance of the Central Bank Center.

hiking-trailsIf you’re a walker or hiker, explore the vast 734-acre sanctuary, Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, or embark on the legendary Appalachian Trail. Not up for a big hike? Consider Frankfort Pike, McConnell Springs, or meander through the 100-acre Arboretum by the University of Kentucky.

Gratz ParkIf you want to take a morning stroll or stretch your legs later in the day, the Gratz Park Historic District is just a few blocks away from Central Bank Center. Featuring a city park and elegant residences, this beautiful, tranquil oasis is right in the heart of downtown Lexington.

Click here for an interactive map pinpointing the surrounding area hosting this year’s Citygate Network Annual Conference & Exhibition!


5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lexington

  1. The high calcium content in the inner soils of the Bluegrass Region, where Lexington is located, leads to stronger bones and greater durability in horses. It’s no wonder that the city is known as a prime place to breed thoroughbred horses.
  2. The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky in Lexington, features over 50 different native grasses and more than 1,500 species of roses.
  3. Lexington’s First African Baptist church is the oldest African-American Baptist church in Kentucky and the third-oldest in the US.
  4. The Federal Medical Center, Lexington, now a prison, was once one of the first drug rehabilitation clinics in the nation, the Addiction Research Center.
  5. According to the law books, it’s illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket when in Lexington. Though we’re not sure why you’d want to?