As construction nears completion at Lexington's newest hotel, Origin Lexington, Pyramid Hotel Group will host a job fair on Wednesday. Upon completion, the 120-room independent hotel will be part of The Summit at Fritz Farm, a mixed-use development with restaurants, retail, office and residences. Origin Lexington will officially open this summer and is now accepting reservations for guest rooms as well as private events.
The job fair will be held on The Green at The Summit at Fritz Farm in front of Shake Shack from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Origin Lexington plans to hire approximately 45 team members for positions ranging from full- and part-time hourly jobs, including guest ambassadors, bartenders and more, to management roles such as assistant general manager and catering sales manager.
Job candidates are required to bring their current resume and must be prepared to fill out an application as well as speak with representatives from Origin Hotel. Interested candidates can also apply online if unable to attend the job fair.
The Origin Hotel brand, founded upon the pillars of life, balance and community, was launched by Mississippi-based The Thrash Group in 2018 with the opening of Origin Red Rocks in Golden, Colorado.
The Thrash Group plans to open a collection of Origin boutique hotels across the country, each focused on helping guests interact with the local communities. Hotel employees are called "locals" and they curate a list of local experiences for guests to discover. Origin also offers its employees travel incentives through the Origin Travel Program and opportunities to support local charities through the Origin Gives initiative. Origin Lexington will partner with Lexington businesses and artists to connect guests to the community, offering a true taste of the area.
"We carefully select sites in communities that have energy and activity," said Walker Thrash, partner at The Thrash Group. "The Summit at Fritz Farm fits that perfectly. Our guests want to explore local favorites and enjoy the uniqueness of every place they visit."
Bayer Properties developed The Summit at Fritz Farm, which boasts 300,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, including Kentucky's first food hall The Barn at Fritz Farm; more than 300 apartment units; 44,000 square feet of office; and green space where people gather for events and to spend time with friends and family.
"Bayer has established a new energy in our pocket of Lexington, and we feel extremely confident working inside of Bayer's development footprint," said Thrash. "We look forward to welcoming our first guests to the walkable, vibrant environment this summer."
Origin Lexington will be home to The Still, a chef-driven, southern-inspired eatery serving a seasonally crafted menu along with a thoughtfully curated list of local artisan bourbons and specialty cocktails. The Still includes a private dining room which can host up to 30 guests for intimate gatherings, from rehearsal dinners to birthday parties. The restaurant will be located in the lobby of the hotel and feature a separate street-level entrance.
The hotel also will host meetings and events for up to 200 people in its customizable event space.
Origin Lexington is in close proximity to the Blue Grass Airport, the University of Kentucky and Keeneland Racecourse.
Origin Lexington will offer a variety of amenities to create an experience guests will want to repeat. Wellness features include free in-room yoga kits provided in partnership with lifestyle clothing brand prAna, and The Gym, a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio equipment, TRX and more. To create a comfortable, home-away-from-home atmosphere, Origin will be dog-friendly, and the hotel will offer in-room teepees and sleeping bags for guests' children to enjoy.
The team for the project includes The Thrash Group as the developer, contractor, architect and interior designer; and Pyramid Hotel Group as the hospitality group overseeing operations of the hotel.