- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 30, 2017

It’s a little over a month away to the Kentucky Derby, which means that hotels, motels, Airbnb rentals and any other accommodations in and near Churchill Downs are going fast — especially at economic rates.

However, if you’re not on a budget, you have the chance to live like royalty the first weekend of May courtesy of the Louisville Marriott Downtown, which is offering a $100,000 Best of Bluegrass package for the weekend surrounding the “most exciting two minutes in sports.”

“We will be ready to take care of any need, want or desire they may have,” David Greene, general manager of the Louisville Marriott Downtown, said of the deal, according to local station WDRB.

And Mr. Greene does mean “any” need. Best of Bluegrass, which is only open to two of the luckiest visitors to the Derby, entails limo rides to and from the airport, where the 17th floor presidential suite awaits — as does a helping of choice bourbons at your disposal.

Local men’s and women’s retailers will also help the lucky guests get festooned for the magical Saturday afternoon at the racetrack. A “handicapper” will also help them on placing bets on the horse races.

VIP tours also await at local distilleries Angel’s Envy and Heaven Hill.

“I am at your beckon call,” Mr. Greene told WDRB. “If you want a souffle at 2:00 in the morning, I’m going to make you a souffle.”

For information about “winning” the $100,000 weekend, contact Shane Weaver at shane.weaver@marriottlouisville.com or Jennifer Cummings at jennifer.cummings@marriottlouisville.com.

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