A stay-cation night at The Guest House at Graceland – Review as featured on The New Tri-State Defender

By | May 17th, 2017|News|

With summertime coming up, many of us tend to start thinking about vacationing, stay-cationing and housing guests. Recently, I toured and stayed the night at one of Memphis’ newest destination points – The Guest House at Graceland. It was magnificent. My family and I had been there before for dinner at Delta’s Kitchen, which I prefer over the more casual fare at EP’s. It’s great for game watching. There are 11 screens! The stay was pleasant and the staff was delightful, especially Ms. Delores at the concierge desk. I was very well taken care of and not because they knew about the article. We carry on a lot about terrible customer service in this city, but The Guest House has no such problem. The space itself is very cool with – natch – some subtle and not so subtle Elvis influence throughout. The white staircase and royal blue drapes just past EP’s mirror one of the rooms in the mansion; the accent chairs in the lobby are reflective of the collar on Elvis’ cape; and the pattern on the ceiling and carpet in the lobby were inspired by the design on the back of his famous white cape. The devil [...]

No heartbreak hotel – Review as featured on The Toronto Globe and Mail

By | May 16th, 2017|News|

Parlor of the Palm Springs Suite.JEFFREY JACOBS A new 450-room hotel in Memphis with suites overseen by Priscilla Presley taps the design trend of retro detailing “I took off my shoe and put it on the table. I said, ‘It needs to be that kind of red,’” says Priscilla Presley, describing how she explained to a group of designers the shade to be used in a suite at the Graceland Guest House modelled on Elvis’s bedroom. The 450-room hotel opened in October 2016 as part of a $137-million (U.S.) investment in the Whitehaven area – the biggest hospitality project Memphis has seen in over 90 years. Presley, an actor and businessperson, who was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973, had a consulting role in the project and oversaw the design of 20 signature suites, which are considered the jewel in the four-star-hotel’s crown. Working alongside Memphis-based DreamCatcher Hotels, the development company managing the design and construction, and architecture and interiors firm HBG Design, Presley weighed in on everything from materials to palettes. “She would collaborate on the colours and the patterns and tell us what Elvis would have liked,” says Mark Weaver, HBG principal architect and lead [...]

The Guest House at Graceland – Review as featured on cdcgamingreports.com

By | May 3rd, 2017|News|

The Guest House at Graceland: An Elvis tribute that — thank you, very much — isn’t tacky MEMPHIS — Like most Americans of a certain age, I grew up with Elvis Presley. Not the actual man from Tupelo, but the image of him as filtered through my big sisters’ obsession, the endless air play his hits received, and the surreal Las Vegas Elvis whose jumpsuits were as gaudy as the Strip itself. Not to mention the legion of Elvis “tribute” copycats who crooned “Heartbreak Hotel” for anyone willing to listen. Last week on a business trip to Memphis, I met an Elvis tribute of another kind after pulling up to the entrance to the impressive Guesthouse at Graceland. It’s adjacent to the Graceland mansion, which opened in 1982 and continues to attract throngs of tourists — a majority of them gray-haired, to be sure — from all points of the map. After opening last October with 430 rooms and 20 themed suites, some designed with help from Priscilla Presley, the Guest House is touted as the largest hotel to premiere in Memphis in more than 90 years. ( For those who can’t get enough of the Vegas Elvis, the second [...]

Thanksgiving: Counting Our Blessings at The Guest House at Graceland

By | November 22nd, 2016|Food & Beverage, Hotel, News|

More than any other holiday in the United States, Thanksgiving is a time to look back over the previous 12 months, to acknowledge where we were a year ago and to take stock of the blessings that have come into our lives. As we prepare to welcome our first Thanksgiving guests this week, The Guest House at Graceland has a bounty of blessings to acknowledge. Last year at this time, the hotel was a construction site. Twelve months later — and less than a month after our official opening — we proudly added the AAA Four Diamond Award rating to our list of achievements. One of the most sought after and recognized awards in the hospitality industry, AAA Diamond Awards are earned based on in-depth evaluations conducted on-site by unannounced professional inspectors. Hotels and resorts recognized with Four Diamonds meet rigorous standards for hospitality, service, amenities and attention to detail offered in a refined, stylishly upscale setting; less than 6 percent of the almost 28,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond-Rated hotels inspected each year hold a Four Diamond rating. In addition to our AAA Four Diamond Award rating, we are grateful for: A warm welcome from the Memphis community Sold-out weekends since [...]

Experience An Extraordinary New Hotel in the Heart of Elvis Presley’s Graceland

By | August 15th, 2016|News|

The Guest House at Graceland is one of rock and roll’s newest, greatest landmarks, and groundbreaking resort. Our spacious, Graceland inspired hotel has over 450 guestrooms, two full-service restaurants, an elegant theater, pools, event spaces, and much more. Other luxurious amenities include uniquely themed VIP suites, concierge service, room service, and special offers available. Only steps away from the historical Graceland Mansion, The Guest House at Graceland is a truly unique concept and resort experience. Our colonial-style hotel has the Presley seal of approval, and has been modeled and inspired by many of the rooms inside of Graceland. Our home away from home provides unmatched service with true southern hospitality. Our onsite dining options feature contemporary versions of the King’s favorites. With breakfast and dinner available at Delta’s Kitchen, you’re bound to find something to satisfy your cravings. Included are a handpicked wine selection, and a menu that reflects the historical uniqueness of Tennessee. For a taste of the south with a modern twist, check out EP’s Bar & Grill for southern flair and plenty of sports entertainment. Shake, Rattle & Go is our all-day café, serving coffee, baked treats, and freshly made sandwiches, salads, and other snacks. To stay [...]

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