A Kentucky tradition since 1905, The Seelbach is one of Louisville’s grandest hotels. It is a glorious combination of glamour and Southern Hospitality. The 300 guestrooms have an understated elegance. Many notable characters have ties to this grand dame. Gangster Al Capone stayed there so frequently that he had access to secret passages where he could hide in case of a raid. He once donated a large mirror that still hangs in an alcove of The Oakroom dining room. Not just a generous gift, the mobster used it to ‘watch his back’ during card games. Another claim to fame is the mention of The Seelback in The Great Gatsby, a novel written in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was known to frequent the hotel.