Seelbach Hotel - 3 Nights - Kentucky Derby Packages National Register of Historical Places Four Diamond Luxury Hotel Built in 1905 $12 Million Dollar Renovation Free Wi-Fi Only Minutes to Churchill Downs On Site World Class Restaurant Lavish elegance and rich history come together in this architectural masterpeice built in 1905. This historic hotel was frequented often in the 1920's by legendary gangster Al Capone for blackjack, poker and bootlegging. Today, you can dine in a small alcove in the Oakroom where Capone would play cards. The famous gangster even sent a large mirror from Chicago, still in the room today, so that he could watch his back. Capone's favorite room also has two hidden doors behind special panels, leading to secret passageways. "While in Army training at nearby Camp Taylor, famed author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, often visited The Seelbach on weekend passes to sip Kentucky bourbon and smoke expensive cigars. With a reputation for carousing, Fitzgerald was once banned from The Seelbach after he had one too many! During his visits, Fitzgerald encountered gangster George Remus, who became the model for Jay Gatsby in "The Great Gatsby." His experiences in The Seelbach's elegant rooms inspired him to use the hotel as a model during the writing of "The Great Gatsby." As the premier Louisville hotel, debutantes of upper-class society often "came out" on the top floor ballroom, throwing grand galas, similar to the parties in Fitzgerald's classic 1920s novel. Fitzgerald chose the Grand Ballroom at The Seelbach as the backdrop for Tom and Daisy Buchanan's wedding reception in his American masterpiece." - Seelbach Hilton website Double Occupancy Only! Lowest Prices Online! Custom Packages Available Please Call 1.812.282.7673 Event: 2019 Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks Package Provider: Derbybox.com Hotel Location: Louisville, Ky Tickets: Oaks and Derby Capture the history and tradition of the Seelbach Hotel. Presidents dating back to Taft, Wilson, FDR and Kennedy have all been guests at the luxurious Seelbach Hotel. Movie Stars, Rock Stars and all of Hollywood's elite have stayed here also. Book a room at the Seelbach and rub elbows with the stars on Derby Day!