Job fair begins for City Center's new hotels

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Mariott and Residence Inn at City Center are getting ready to open, and both are looking to hire a full staff.

The Marriott at City Center is looking to hire up to 150 people for its staff. The hotel is set to open mid-December. (WKYT)

"Assuming that our construction teams remain on schedule and we pass our inspections, we intend to open both hotels on Dec. 11," Developer Dudley Webb told WKYT in October.

Management held a job fair at the former Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse on Richmond Road in Lexington.

The hotels need to hire 100 to 150 people to work downtown. All positions are open.

General Managerbarry Kuhnke says the amount of experience needed varies with each role, and so does the paycheck.

Kuhnke is looking for motivated applicants.

"I think Lexington has a very strong culture already when it comes to hospitality, so we hope to see a lot of that today," Kuhnke said.

Construction crews are busy putting the final touches on both the Marriott and the Residence Inn in City Center.

All workers will start within the next few weeks.

If you missed the job fair you can still apply online.