Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Music In Memphis, Tennessee

By | 2017-08-18T17:36:01+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Activities, Hotel|

Memphis is a place of fun and ecstasy with many top bars, hip restaurants and rocking music venues. The vibrant city, located on the banks of Mississippi River is a perennial destination for thousands of visitors. The city is home to legendary barbecue, a rich musical history as well as a classic Southern charm. The city also has a vibrant hospitality industry with some of the monumental hotels, including The Guest House situated at Graceland. Memphis has a long history of raising some of the world’s best musicians. This history has been inherited from one generation to the next. The following are some of the best ways of cerebrating music in Memphis. Graceland Graceland is a magnificent mansion sitting on 13 acre of land in Memphis, Tennessee. It is situated in the larger Whitehaven community which is about 9 miles from Downtown, and less that 4 miles north of Mississippi border. The mansion is owned by Elvis Presley. The Guest House at Graceland, located just outside the Graceland Mansion, offers an unmatched hotel experience and is the perfect stay for Graceland guests, music fans, Memphis visitors and music lovers from all over the world. The guest house offers royal treatment, [...]

Made in Memphis Gifts and Souvenirs

By | 2017-08-18T12:04:22+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Activities, Traveling|

In a world of mass-produced gadgets and trinkets, it’s refreshing to find unique souvenirs and gifts. The longtime home to the one-and-only Elvis Presley, Memphis is also a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind shops offering handcrafted items that will leave you swooning. So grab your money, honey, and let’s shake rattle and roll. Phillip Ashley Chocolates A post shared by The Guest House at Graceland (@guesthousegraceland) on Feb 12, 2017 at 7:04am PST Chocolate lovers worldwide crave the sweet satisfaction of designer chocolates created by Memphis’s own Phillip Ashley Rix. A native of nearby Bartlett, Tenn., Rix traded a career in corporate sales to earn his chops as a self-taught designer chocolatier. While some of his flavor profiles are surprising — pineapple ginger wasabi, Moscow Mule vodka ginger lime, gorgonzola dolce apricot — the hundred-plus varieties include some more traditional blends like Madagascar vanilla bean caramel fleur de sel and Key lime pie. Since opening his shop in the Cooper-Young neighborhood in 2013, Rix has built a worldwide following. He was named one of the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America by TasteTV,   dubbed him the “Real Life Willy Wonka” and British Vogue listed Phillip Ashley Chocolates in its May 2017 [...]

Celebrating the Fourth of July at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:13+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Activities, Events, Hotel|

Summer is the best time to visit Memphis. There is no better place to enjoy the warm weather than the River City. Memphis is also one of the best cities to be in this Fourth of July. The city will play host to various fun and exciting events to celebrate this year’s Independence Day. Memphis’ lineup of activities and events for this year’s Fourth of July include: The Elvis Presley Graceland experience What’s a visit to Memphis without getting to know more about the King of Rock and Roll? Although the tour takes place nearly all year round, you will still have a more enjoyable time going with this experience during the Fourth of July weekend. When you stay at The Guest House at Graceland, you will be closer to the iconic Graceland Mansion. You will also experience the next best thing to staying at Graceland Mansion since you will enjoy superb Southern hospitality and comfort, lavish amenities, and amazing food. The Collierville Independence Day Celebration Taking place at the H.W. Cox Park, this year’s local Independence Day celebration will feature bands, musical guests, and other entertainment. It will be filled with games, food, and other fun activities as well. [...]

Summertime is Sun-sational in Memphis: Dip into Cool Family Fun

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:13+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Activities, Events|

The Guest House at Graceland is a one-stop-shop when it comes to cool ways to while away the lazy, hazy days of June, July and August.  Claim a poolside chaise lounge, check out an Elvis classic in the air-conditioned movie theater or take a short stroll to Elvis Presley’s Memphis. The new, and fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art entertainment and exhibit complex offers an immersive experience into the life and times of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. When you’re ready to head out, visit the hotel concierge for chill ways to explore Memphis in the heat of summer.  Pick up the fixings for lunch at Shake, Rattle & Go or order a to-go picnic through room service. To get started, check out these ideas for summer in Memphis with kids it tow.   My Big Backyard The sun may be shining, but it rains every 30 minutes at My Big Backyard, a dedicated children’s garden at Memphis Botanic Garden.  Comprised of 16 unique themed areas, My Big Backyard encourages kids to explore the world of gardening. Highlights include Leaping Lawn (open space to run, jump and play), Treetop Adventure (a kid-sized birdhouse) and Pond Out Back (a mini-bog). Every half hour, a roll of thunder signals the [...]

Graceland and Surrounding Attractions Get An Upgrade With New Museum Complex, Hotel – Review As Featured On The Advocate

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:13+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Activities, Hotel|

He’s been gone for almost 40 years. But Elvis never really left the building. Instead, the immediate surroundings of Graceland, the Memphis home he occupied from 1957 until his death there on Aug. 16, 1977, have received a major upgrade, one that Elvis Presley Enterprises — and Elvis’ ever-devout fans — are counting on to keep his legacy rocking for decades to come. As an EPE executive put it, “There’s nobody like Elvis, and there’s only one Graceland in the world.” With 20 million tourists passing through since it was opened to the public in 1982, Graceland is the second most-visited house in America, after only the White House. It hosts commemorations of not just his birthday, but also the day he died, and inspires hundreds of active tribute artists (don’t call them impersonators). But legends fade. And with an aging fan base (just 20 percent of Graceland visitors were born since Elvis died) and annual attendance flat for the last decade (600,000, down 100,000 from the peak 20 years ago), something had to be done. That's why the Guest House at Graceland, a $92 million 450-room Elvis-themed resort-style hotel, opened next door last October. And March brought the debut [...]

16 Sweet Things to Do in Memphis for March Madness

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:14+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Activities, Traveling|

In town for the NCAA tournament? These 16 Memphis attractions are a slam dunk for fun between the hoops action! Graceland: No visit to Memphis is complete with a pilgrimage to the home of the King. In addition to Elvis Presley’s mansion, grounds, and museums, Graceland also features a new entertainment complex and of course resort accommodations at the Guest House. A post shared by Elvis Presley's Graceland (@visitgraceland) on Jan 16, 2017 at 8:29am PST   The National Civil Rights Museum: Housed in the Memphis hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his final hours pursuing his dream of equality, the museum offers a sobering but inspiring look at the struggle for equal rights in America. A post shared by National Civil Rights Museum (@ncrmuseum) on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:39pm PST   Beale Street: The address of the American Blues, the Beale Street Historic District is home to dozens of clubs and live-music venues as well as the famous A. Schwab store. A post shared by Beale Street (@bealestreetmemphis) on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:41am PST   Memphis Zoo: Overton Park has one of the top zoos in the U.S., with more than 3,500 animals roaming 76 [...]

Memphis Holiday Shopping Starts at Graceland

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:15+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Activities, Traveling|

First and foremost, for the Elvis fans on your holiday shopping list, nothing beats Graceland and its neighbor, The Guest House at Graceland, when it comes to finding the perfect gift. With items ranging from clothing to jewelry to collectibles, Graceland is a mecca for shoppers in search of the just-right gift for Elvis fans. Right next door, The Guest House at Graceland is the latest addition to the neighborhood. The hotel gift shop is packed with many of the same items available at Graceland, but the gift of a stay at The Guest House of Graceland may well be the ultimate experience for Elvis superfans. The AAA Four Diamond-rated, 450-room hotel, just a short walk from Graceland, is earning rave reviews since opening in late October. Elvis aficionados will appreciate daily screenings of Elvis movie classics in The Guest House Theater and the classic Southern fare on offer at Delta’s Kitchen. Fun activities include Elvis trivia in EP’s Bar & Grill and karaoke in the Lobby Lounge. If you’re staying at The Guest House at Graceland and your evening plans involve taking in the music and club scene over on Beale Street, leave the driving to us. Hop aboard [...]

You’re Invited to Our Upcoming Fan Appreciation Weekend in November

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:18+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Activities, Events|

The Guest House at Graceland is now taking reservations for our upcoming Fan Appreciation Weekend in November. Come celebrate the opening weeks of our extraordinary new hotel with fellow Elvis fans. The weekend includes special rates, live music, plenty of fun, events, and a special Elvis screening. Our Fan Appreciation Weekend will be from November 4th to 6th, 2016. If you’re interested in staying with us for the weekend festivities, please go ahead and book your stay today. We’re offering a special rate of only $149 per night (plus tax), and all fan events are included in the weekend package. The weekend will start off with Guest House Tours, a welcome reception with live piano music by Jon Felix (champagne and Hors d’oeuvres will be served), a special screening of the Elvis: Aloha Hawaii TV Special, and a Showtime Live Rock N’ Soul Show in the evening. Saturday, there will be a special fan appreciation event with DJ Argo from SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio, with visits from special Elvis guests. Saturday evening will finish up with another show, The Brad Birkedahl Band. Sunday, we’ll be hosting a Fan Appreciation Brunch at the hotel at Delta’s Kitchen. This once in a lifetime [...]

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