Please contact Dustin Combs as noted below.  His email is

Hey, Everyone!

For those of you who don’t already know me, my name is Dustin Combs and I am the senior high KHSSL board member for the Upper Kentucky River Region. With regional tournaments occurring recently it is important to think ahead to the State Championships.  Because of the numerous March happenings in Lexington I thought it was important to square away accommodations for our middle schools and high schools as soon as possible.

Mr. Cooper has again asked me to assist with this as I usually do.

We’re happy to announce that  Hilton Homewood Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place, Hampton Inn and Double Tree Hilton are once again among the hotels hosting our KHSSL schools this year!

We have also worked with other quality hotels to secure rooms for any possible overflow.  Aside from the Double Tree, all of the hotels are located near Hamburg Place and should have enough space to accommodate all schools who wish to book lodging.

For those of you who haven’t stayed at these hotels, they are extremely nice, offer a variety of amenities, and are only a short distance from numerous restaurants, retail shops, a necessity for teams are visiting Lexington.  Additionally, two of the hotels have recently undergone multi-million dollar renovations.

You will also be happy to know that these hotels are EXTEREMELY excited to have our schools stay with them. So many times I have stayed in establishments that do not understand or appreciate school groups, but I don’t think this will be a problem with either of these hotels. Best of all they are offering us a rate of $99 – one of the lowest of any comparable hotel in Lexington.

Unlike many hotels several of them will also set our schools up for direct billing with purchase orders.

I have a good working relationship with these establishments and have again agreed to work as a liaison between our KHSSL organization and the hotels to ensure there is space for everyone who is interested in staying there.  Please email me to let me know whether or not you are interested in making reservations for either the junior high or senior high tournament.

I will then send you a form to complete and return to finalize your reservation. Please DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTELS DIRECTLY.  In the past this has caused confusion, with schools to losing rooms or being charged a higher rate.

I will need a close guestimate on rooms by Monday of next week (20 February), but the earlier that I receive your reservation the quicker I can get your reservation form out to lock in your rooms.

If I don’t see you before-hand,  I’ll see you at state!