The hotel is the premier luxury hotel since its grand opening in 1905. As a landmark of a "golden era", the hotel appears on the National Register of Historic Places, and has attracted many famous figures including 1 Duchess, 9 Presidents, 14 Grammy-winning Musical Groups and dozens of Hollywood Celebrities. In fact the hotel's grand ambiance inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to use the Seelbach as the backdrop for Tom and Daisy Buchanan's wedding in "The Great Gatsby". Today, this Four-Diamond Seelbach hotel in downtown Louisville has completed a $12 million renovation to maintain the elegance of a world class hotel while equipping it with the modern necessities for the new generation. Hand-carved lion's head columns, ornate wood accents and brass chandeliers that are reminiscent of its original gentlemen's-billiards-hall décor originating around 1907. From lavish weddings and large corporate receptions to intimate board meetings, the hotel has 32,000 square feet of meeting space and offers elegant, one-of-a-kind venues for any event.The updates in the guestrooms include new furniture, lighting, carpet, wall treatments and 37-inch high-definition televisions.