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The New Guest House at Graceland


By: Rachael Weir

There's a new King in Memphis, well a new King of Hotels that is.


The Guest House at Graceland is set to open October 27, 2016. Inspired by Elvis' iconic home, the 450-room hotel will reflect Elvis' personal style and the Graceland estate. Created to feel like an extension of Elvis' home, Priscilla Presley oversaw the interior designs for much of the property, including the hotel's 20 themed specialty suites, such as the Taking Care of Business Suites. Continue reading below the photos.

Exterior of Guest House at Graceland

Guest Room at the Guest House at Graceland
The luxury hotel will have spacious and contemporary accommodations with upscale amenities and Elvis-inspired details. There will be two full-service restaurants, large outdoor pool, a 464-seat theater for live music performances and movie premieres, as well as expansive meeting spaces. Read more below.

Lobby of the Guest House at Graceland

Theater at the Guest House at Graceland
If spending the night at the Guesthouse at Graceland isn’t enough, the new Elvis: Past, Present & Future is set to open across the street from Graceland in the Spring of 2017. The 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex is five times the size of the current visitor center, and will feature a variety of exhibits including the Automobile Museum, Performance Soundstage with live music performances and movie screenings, discovery exhibits, restaurants and more.


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Upgraded Amenities at the River Inn Memphis


By: Five Star Alliance

A boutique luxury hotel, the River Inn Memphis, is located just steps from the Mighty Mississippi in Downtown Memphis' Harbor Town community. With only 28 rooms, the intimate Inn is accented by gas-lit lanterns, decorative wrought iron, blooming window boxes and a panoramic view from the Terrace on the roof top. 

All guest rooms feature a Queen or King 4 poster bed and most rooms feature a Mississippi River view. But best of all, no matter what room you book or which rate package, as of this writing, all guests receive the following:

- Free Parking
- Complimentary glass of Champagne or Wine at check-in
- Library-style sitting area on each floor with early morning coffee
- Complimentary gourmet breakfast at Paulette's
- Port wine and chocolate truffles at turn-down
- Free High-speed wireless Internet service
- Complimentary guest computers
- Use of Fitness Room
- Gratuities for Room Attendant and Breakfast Server

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The River Inn Memphis

 


Explore Memphis from River Inn of Harbor Town


By: Five Star Alliance

River Inn of Harbor Town
Anyone desiring a walk in Memphis would do well to check in to River Inn of Harbor Town. Overlooking the Mississippi River near downtown, this charming hote has impressive architecture, accented by gas-lit lanterns, decorative wrought iron, blooming window boxes and a panoramic view from the Terrace on the roof top. In addition to 28 luxury boutique and upscale lodging accommodations and suites, River Inn offers two dining options: long time Memphis favorite, Paulette's Restaurant with its cozy Little Bar, casual Tug's neighborhood grill,and the Terrace with drinks, small plates, and an unsurpassed view. 

A beautiful nature trail meanders through Harbor Town, and Greenbelt Park runs along the banks of the Mississippi River offering walking, hiking, and running opportunities along a 1 1/2 mile paved path.

The Concierge will be happy to arrange the following tours for guests:

Elvis' Graceland Tour
Graceland Platinum Tour
City of Memphis Tour
Elvis/Memphis Tour
RiverboatTour
Mud Island (Mississippi River Museum and Beach)
After Dark Dinner Tour (Beale Street artist best with live music, food and drinks)
Memphis Music Tour (Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, Rock N Soul Museum)
National Civil Rights Museum Tour
Downtown Loop Tour

Other don't-miss sites and activities include The Orpheum Theatre, home to Opera Memphis and Ballet Memphis, and the world-class Cannon Center for the Performing Arts which is home to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. For sports enthusiasts, Memphis’ own NBA team, the Grizzlies, offer courtside action at the FedEx Forum.

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Southern Hospitality and Comforts at River Inn at Harbor Town


By: Elaine Lee

River Inn of Harbor Town
Close to the Mississippi River, travelers will find River Inn of Harbor Town, a small boutique hotel nestled in all of its old south meets classic European glory. If you are a looking to explore all things southern, then look no further.

Delight in an elevated sense of luxury in one of the 28 beautiful guest rooms and suites, draped in rich Southern and European decor. Watch the sun set with sweeping views of the majestic Mississippi River from a flower-boxed open window in the privacy of your room or suite. Relax with a book and a glass of port served in the library-style seating areas situated on each floor. 

An ideal place known for its serene atmosphere, River Inn at Harbor Town's services ensure that guests will revel in all the southern comforts. Guests can also enjoy southern cooking at the Paulette’s, a Memphis institution. River Inn's rooftop terrace overlooks the majestic Mississippi River, and the view in the opposite direction is a panorama of the Downtown Memphis skyline. Guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and the pink and blue hues of a spectacular Mississippi River sunset.

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Rooftop Parties at The Peabody Memphis


By: Mary Winston Nicklin

The Peabody MemphisAnd we thought The Peabody was known for its ducks! (Their daily parade to the lobby's marble fountain has been termed a "must-visit Memphis attraction.) But The Peabody Memphis has a lot more than waddling mallards to entertain its guests. When it's summertime in Memphis, it's Rooftop Party season at The Peabody: "with hot bands, cool drinks, and sky-high views of the sun setting over the Mississippi River." The best part of all? The weekend starts on Thursday night. Here are the deets:

"Named among the "Top 10 Rooftop Bars" by Gadling.com and voted "Best Pick Up Joint" by the Memphis Flyer, Peabody Rooftop Parties take place on Thursdays during the summer from 6 - 11 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes one drink. Free admission for ladies until 7 p.m. VIP Season Passes are available for $75. As the most rocking hotel in Memphis TN, our parties feature hosts Maney, Drex, Riley, and Alexis from Q107.5 FM, DJ Mark Anderson and the best live entertainment in the Mid-South. Runs through August 11."

A portion of the profits from every Rooftop Party ticket sold benefits the Memphis Music Foundation to help foster up-and-coming Memphis artists.