LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two abandoned properties in the Highlands now have a new purpose. 

The Bellwether Hotel, a new 20-unit apartment-hotel and restaurant, will start taking reservations on Oct. 15.

Billed as the city's first "invisible service, low-touch hotel," The Bellwether is located at the corner of Bardstown Road and Rosewood Avenue across the street from Carmichael's Bookstore in the old Highlands Police Station building. It also includes the neighboring building, which once served as the home of Louisville Ballet.

People will be able to rent rooms for a night, or long-term guests can stay up to three months. Guests will be able to skip the front desk and go straight to their rooms with a code given when booking, "with the user-driven experience of an Airbnb," according to a news release. The apartment-hotel also has security cameras and noise censors. 

A restaurant will also open in the building, called Nostalgic Restaurant and Cocktail House, which will offer coffee, cocktails and eats. It's unclear when Nostalgic will be open for business.

For more information about The Bellwether, including the history of the buildings, click here.

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