The Guest House at Graceland is Fido-Friendly

By | April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A tilt of the head, a sidelong glance, a forlorn gaze; if you’re a pet parent, you know the look that signals the moment your furry friend figures out there’s a trip in the works and he is not going along for the ride. In fact, some of our pets have so successfully wrapped us around their paws that we choose to take shorter trips or fewer vacations just to mitigate the impact of that heart-wrenching moment. The American Pet Products Association’s 2017–2018 National Pet Owners Survey says 68 percent of U.S. households (about 84.6 million residences) are home to at least one pet, including 89.7 million dogs. Keep that in mind and consider this: A recent TripAdvisor survey of 1,100 pet-owning travelers revealed 35 percent of those surveyed take shorter vacations and 25 percent take fewer vacations rather than leave their pets behind when they travel. That’s a whole lot of people choosing staycations over vacations. On the other hand, 53 percent of survey respondents bring their pets along when they travel and 52 percent actively seek out pet-friendly lodging — including The Guest House at Graceland. Opened to rave reviews in October 2016, the AAA Four Diamond-rated, 450-room [...]

Discover a New Year’s Resolution Solution in Memphis

By | December 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Year’s resolutions. We make them and we break them. A New Year's Resolution Study by the Statistic Brain Research Institute reveals that 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8 percent succeed. The solution? Make resolutions fun. Check out these entertaining ideas for fulfilling five of the most popular New Year’s resolutions right here in Memphis. Lose Weight: Take it step by step with Memphis Running Tours. The group leads guided running tours along a four-mile course taking in some of the city’s most popular landmarks and attractions. Scheduled runs take place at a conversational pace, but walk-run and walking tours are offered on request. Or create your own route. The Guest House at Graceland guest concierge can help you map a route — even an interstate route if it includes the city’s newly opened Big River Crossing on the Harahan Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge spanning the Mississippi River. Get Organized: Say bye-bye to last-minute vacation planning. Book your getaway now. Consider these ideas for the first six months of the New Year. · January: The International Blues Challenge features outstanding blues bands or musicians. They all gather in Memphis to compete and the real [...]

People Magazine: Priscilla Presley Opens the Guesthouse at Graceland: ‘Elvis Wouldn’t Have Wanted a Hotel Full of His Picture’

By | November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The king is back, in spirit anyway. The Guesthouse at Graceland, a new 450-room hotel near Elvis’s famous Tennessee estate welcomes visitors starting Sunday. PEOPLE spoke with Priscilla Presley about the new property, which she oversaw and helped design. ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES “We never had a guesthouse [at Graceland],” Priscilla recalls of her former home. “Elvis didn’t really have any rooms for anyone to stay. The closest hotel was a Howard Johnson and, whenever we had friends over, that’s where they would stay.” Until this week, visitors to the historic home, which opened to the public in 1982, could expect similar accommodations to those Elvis himself offered, at the Heartbreak Hotel, a quirky property with a heart-shaped swimming pool and a divisive Yelp page. “It was the prototype for Holiday Inn,” Priscilla reveals. “That property was for sale and it’s adjacent to ours, so we bought it. There was always the intention to have a better hotel.” ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES Now, those making a pilgrimage to Graceland will be greeted by modern rooms, five dining options, a theatre for events and 20 suites that tastefully pay tribute to the music legend’s life and career. “Each suite has a feel of [...]

Food & Wine: Attention Elvis Fans: The Guest House at Graceland Is Taking Reservations

By | November 7th, 2016|Press Room, Uncategorized|

To Priscilla Presley, the Guest House at Graceland, which opened for business last weekend in Memphis just a few steps down the road from Graceland proper, is more than just a new hotel—it's the culmination of a decades-long dream and a tribute to Elvis's spirit and legacy. "I think that one of the biggest challenges was to create a design that really complemented Graceland," Presley says. "This would be a dream hotel for him. If he were here, if this hotel were here when he was alive, he'd probably spend most of his time over here. A built-in theater—that's the place he would go. And the bar with the pool table inside—it's practically a man-cave in there." Read More >

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