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“ELVIS PRESLEY’S MEMPHIS” OPENS MARCH 2-5, 2017 WITH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION EVENTS

– GREATEST EXPANSION IN GRACELAND HISTORY –  STATE-OF-THE-ART ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX TO FEATURE NEW ELVIS PRESLEY CAREER MUSEUM, AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM, PERFORMANCE SOUNDSTAGE, POP CULTURE EXHIBITS, RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR OPENING WEEKEND THROUGH THE REST OF 2017  NEW, EXCLUSIVE “ULTIMATE VIP” TOUR EXPERIENCE ALSO DEBUTS IN MARCH 2017 Memphis, Tenn. – November 21, 2016 – Elvis Presley’s Graceland® announced the official opening date for its new, $45 million, 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment complex, now named “Elvis Presley’s Memphis™”, which is currently under construction across the street from Graceland Mansion.   March 2-5, 2017 will be the Grand Opening Celebration weekend, as Graceland welcomes visitors from around the world to its largest and most significant expansion since first opening to the public in 1982.  The opening four days of Elvis Presley’s Memphis will feature major celebration events each day, including live concerts that will celebrate Elvis’ incredible life and career, and honor Memphis’ rich musical legacy across genres, including Blues, Rockabilly, R&B, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tickets for “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” are now available for opening weekend and throughout the rest of 2017, as a combined ticket with the Graceland Mansion tour, at Graceland.com.  Opening weekend packages that include […]

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The Guest House at Graceland Earns AAA Four-Diamond Rating

The Guest House joins the exclusive ranks of prestigious hotels and resorts in the U.S. MEMPHIS (November 14, 2016) — In the two weeks since opening The Guest House at Graceland, the 450-room luxury hotel has hosted two sold-out weekends and earned a AAA Four Diamond Hotel rating in the process. Graceland’s® already-popular resort hotel joins the exclusive ranks of top hotels and resorts in the country that have earned the coveted Four Diamond distinction. “The AAA Four Diamond Award ratings are among the most well-known and respected distinctions in the global travel industry,” said Keith Hess, vice president and managing director of The Guest House at Graceland. “We are honored to receive the award as one of the most prestigious hotels in the country so early in our operation.” AAA Four Diamond lodgings are defined by their refined and stylish design and décor, with upscale physical attributes, and they offer a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail. Resorts and hotels undergo rigorous evaluations from AAA’s professional inspectors, and must meet specific criteria to earn the award. The exclusive Four Diamond group represents just six percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA/CAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels. Inspired by Elvis’ […]

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Restaurants Preparing to Open at The Guest House at Graceland

Food & Beverage Director and Executive Chef Appointed to Lead Culinary Team at World-Class Resort MEMPHIS (October 19, 2016) —   Something’s cooking at The Guest House at Graceland, the new 450-room luxury hotel located only steps away from Elvis Presley’s iconic Graceland mansion. As the hotel prepares to open with a sold-out celebration weekend on October 27, the kitchens are abuzz, testing menu items and servers are training to provide excellent service in the five dining options and banquets. Food and Beverage Director David Miller oversees all aspects of the food and beverage is department, including restaurants, catering and banquets. His 25 years of hospitality food and beverage experience includes stints at Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas, Lido Beach Resort and Ocean Properties in Sarasota, Florida. Orchestrating the menus and kitchen staff is Executive Chef Kurtis Johnson, who brings a decade of hotel culinary experience to the resort.  Prior to joining The Guest House, Johnson served as executive chef at some of the top hotel brands, including Hilton and Marriott. “The dining experience at The Guest House is as memorable as the one-of-a-kind resort. We’ve procured ingredients from local, sustainable farms to ensure the highest quality and freshest ingredients,” said […]

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The Guest House at Graceland At-A-Glance

LOCATION: Situated only steps away from Elvis Presley’s Graceland® mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, The Guest House welcomes travelers, music fans and groups ready to take care of business — with Southern hospitality, star style and luxurious amenities that would make the King proud. The Guest House is located approximately 10 minutes from Memphis International Airport.  The luxury resort hotel is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened to the public in 1982 and the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years. ADDRESS: 3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, TN  38116 RESERVATIONS: 800-238-2000 Toll-Free 901-443-3000 Local Online at www.GuestHouseGraceland.com OWNERSHIP: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. DEVELOPMENT: DreamCatcher Hotels, Greg Hnedak, FAIA Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG), Mark Weaver, FAIA MANAGEMENT: Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group manages The Guest House at Graceland for Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL: Keith Hess, Vice President and Managing Director Michael Pramshafer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing OPEN DATE: October 27, 2016 DESCRIPTION: From the southern colonial exterior to its one-of-a-kind specialty suites with designs supervised by Priscilla Presley, the design and décor at The Guest House at Graceland® are a celebration of Elvis’ personal style and his iconic Memphis mansion. The 450-room, full-service, world-class resort offers […]

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The Guest House at Graceland Offers Luxurious Suites and Elvis-Inspired Décor at New 450-Room Memphis Resort

From its southern colonial exterior to 20 specialty suites with designs supervised by Priscilla Presley, the design and décor at The Guest House at Graceland® is inspired by Elvis Presley’s personal style and his iconic Memphis mansion.  The 450-room, world-class resort opens October 27, 2016, offering luxury accommodations with truly southern hospitality and service. “Our guests will enjoy a luxurious resort experience as well as the celebrated southern hospitality for which Elvis was known and loved,” said Keith Hess, vice president and managing director of The Guest House at Graceland. The Guest House, currently under construction in Memphis just steps away from Graceland® mansion, was recently named by Travel Weekly, Business Insider and The Points Guy travel blog as one of the most anticipated hotel openings worldwide in 2016.  The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, listed The Guest House as one of the 16 most exciting hotel openings worldwide in 2016 – the only U.S. hotel to receive this recognition. The Guest House at Graceland was designed by Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG) based in Memphis, one of the top leading hospitality design firms in the country. DreamCatcher Hotels, a Memphis-based hotel brand known for its innovative approach to the hotel […]

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Medley of Southern Dining Options Await Visitors at The Guest House at Graceland

Every aspect of The Guest House at Graceland reflects Elvis Presley’s personal design, style and preferences, from the 20 lavish themed suites to the five dining options offered at the 450-room resort. Whether travelers are enjoying the comforts of a guest room or the warm, signature biscuits that are served in Delta’s Kitchen, they will feel the warm southern hospitality for which Elvis was known. “The dining experience at The Guest House is as memorable as the one-of-a-kind resort. We are procuring ingredients from local, sustainable farms to ensure the highest quality and freshest ingredients,” said Keith Hess, vice president and managing director of The Guest House at Graceland. “Whether you’re dining on the go or celebrating a special occasion, there is something to please every palette and schedule.” All of the restaurants offer guests a broad assortment of fresh, regional dishes made from locally sourced farms and markets such as the Newman Family Farm, Earth Sprung Grains, Harris Farms Tifblue blueberries, and Bonnie Blue Farm Goat Cheese. Delta’s Kitchen (Seats 152 indoor/20 outdoor) The hotel’s premier restaurant, Delta’s Kitchen, is located adjacent to the Lobby. It celebrates the culinary history of the Tennessee and Mississippi River Delta with renowned […]

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The Guest House at Graceland Announces Introductory Rates For the New 450-Room Memphis Resort

Reservations now being accepted for the Elvis Presley-inspired resort. The Guest House at Graceland®, recently named one of the most important hotel openings in 2016 by Business Insider, today announced an introductory room rate starting from $135 at the luxury hotel. Reservations are now being accepted for November 2016, following the star-studded gala opening on October 27. “Elvis was as hospitable as he was talented, and we hope our introductory rate allows everyone to enjoy Elvis’ style of hospitality at The Guest House at Graceland,” said Keith Hess, vice president and managing director of the hotel. The hotel celebrates the southern hospitality for which Elvis Presley was known and loved.  Inspired by his iconic home, every aspect of The Guest House will reflect Elvis’ personal style and the unique character of his famous Memphis mansion, from the southern colonial exterior to the 20 specialty suites with designs supervised by Priscilla Presley. The Guest House at Graceland will feature 450 spacious guest rooms and suites and a range of elegant and contemporary facilities, two full-service restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating, more than 17,000 square feet of convention space for meetings, weddings and gatherings up to 1,350 people, a 464-seat theater […]

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Special Introductory Meeting Offer Awaits Early Planners at The Guest House at Graceland

Resort’s 464-seat theater offers unique experience for live performances, presentations and events. More than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space is taking shape at The Guest House at Graceland, the new 450-room luxury resort under construction in Memphis, just steps away from Elvis Presley’s iconic Graceland Mansion.  In anticipation of the grand opening on October 27, 2016, a special meetings offer was announced today. Meetings actualized between November 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017 can take advantage of room rates starting at $109 mid-week and $129 on weekends, based on availability, plus one complimentary room night for every 40 room nights actualized. In addition, the offer includes: Five complimentary tour passes to the Graceland Mansion for every 50 actualized room nights; 10% discount on catering pricing; 10% discount on audio/visual fees; Complimentary meeting room rental with food and beverage minimum The Guest House at Graceland is conveniently located just ten minutes from Memphis International Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the hotel.  The shuttle also operates to and from Beale Street, in downtown Memphis, for worry-free evenings on the town. Inspired by the same warm, Southern hospitality that Elvis Presley always showed his guests, every […]

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Michael Pramshafer Appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing For The Guest House at Graceland

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – March 16, 2016 – The Guest House at Graceland, a new 450-room resort hotel, has named hospitality veteran Michael Pramshafer as vice president of sales and marketing. Situated only steps from Elvis Presley’s Graceland® in Memphis, The Guest House at Graceland, is currently under construction and scheduled to open October 27, 2016. “We are thrilled to be bringing Mike on board to lead our dynamic sales and marketing team,” said Vice President and Managing Director Keith Hess. “His significant experience will be a strong asset to The Guest House at Graceland.” Prior to joining The Guest House at Graceland, Pramshafer served more than two decades in the hotel industry in Las Vegas, including the position of vice president of sales at SLS Las Vegas; vice president of resort sales and marketing at Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa; vice president of convention sales and marketing at Tropicana Resort & Casino; executive director of sales at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower; and director of sales at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino. He also served as vice president of hotel and gaming sales at Cable Beach Resorts & Crystal Palace Casino in Nassau, The Bahamas. “I am looking forward […]

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THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND SCHEDULED TO OPEN OCTOBER 2016 ANNOUNCES GUEST SUITE OFFERINGS AT NEW 450-ROOM MEMPHIS RESORT

RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR UNPRECEDENTED ELVIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, JANUARY 5-8, 2017 MEMPHIS, Tenn. – March 3, 2016 –The Guest House at Graceland®, recently named one of the most important hotel openings in 2016 by Business Insider, has released details of its specialty suites in the new 450-room, full-service, world-class resort. The Guest House is currently under construction in Memphis just steps away from the iconic Graceland mansion, adding an entirely new and unprecedented dimension to the Graceland visitor experience, when it opens to the public in October 2016. The Guest House is now taking reservations for its debut months, including the 2016 holiday season and the 2017 Elvis Birthday Celebration on January 5-8. The 2017 Elvis Birthday Celebration weekend will be the biggest in Graceland history. For the first time, many celebratory events will be held indoors at Graceland, plus an array of special guests and music performances will be featured, as Graceland kicks off a milestone year honoring Elvis’ life and career. Visitors can now book accommodations at The Guest House through February 2017, including the Birthday Celebration weekend, at Graceland.com/GuestHouse. Travelers to Memphis, whether on business or pleasure, will enjoy the gracious service, warmth and friendliness of […]

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KEITH HESS APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – February 17, 2016 – Hotel industry veteran Keith Hess has been appointed vice president and managing director of the under-construction, full-service, 450-room resort hotel, The Guest House at Graceland, which is located just steps away from Elvis Presleys Graceland® in Memphis. The announcement was made by Jim Dina, chief operating officer of the Pyramid Hotel Group, which is managing the hotel for Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland. Hess brings more than 30 years of hotel and resort experience. For the past seven years, he has served as Pyramid Hotel Groups vice president of operations, overseeing hotel and resort teams with Hilton, Hyatt, Westin, Sheraton, Marriott as well as Independent Brands. All of us at Pyramid look forward to being part of this unprecedented, world-class resort and conference destination in the heart of Graceland, said Dina. We are pleased to announce Keith Hess as the managing director of The Guest House at Graceland. He is a strong leader, with a talent for cultivating and building top-notch hotel teams. Graceland is delighted to have Keith join us in such a key role at The Guest House at Graceland, said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. The Guest House is our […]

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THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND TO OPEN IN OCTOBER 2016 WITH STAR-STUDDED GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

Opening Weekend for 450-Room Graceland Resort Scheduled for October 27-30, 2016 with Exclusive Live Concerts, Celebrity Appearances and Red Carpet Events MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (August 13, 2015) With construction of The Guest House at Graceland in full swing along Elvis Presley Blvd., and as thousands of fans gathered at Graceland® in Memphis for the annual Elvis™Week celebration, it was announced today that the official opening for the new 450-room, full-service resort hotel will take place October 27-30, 2016, with a four-day, star-studded Grand Opening Celebration. Opening activities will be highlighted by a Guest House ribbon-cutting ceremony, exclusive live concerts, celebrity appearances and red carpet VIP events throughout the weekend to celebrate Elvis Presley and his legacy, and mark the opening of the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened to the public in 1982, and the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years. Members of the Presley family will join a roster of Elvis’ friends, music artists and celebrities during the grand celebration weekend to open this world-class hotel located just steps away from the landmark mansion, recently named the Best Music Attraction worldwide by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice awards. Inspired by Elvis’ iconic home, every […]

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