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 to working closely with the Memphis Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, as well as organizations such as the Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association and the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association to bring The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel to the forefront,” said Pramshafer.
Pramshafer holds a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Illinois University. He is currently relocating his family to Memphis.
About The Guest House at Graceland
The Guest House at Graceland 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. It was recently named by the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, as one of the 16 most exciting hotel openings worldwide in 2016 – the only U.S. hotel to receive this recognition. Inspired by Elvis’ iconic home, aspects of The Guest House at Graceland will reflect Elvis’ personal style and the unique character of Graceland, from the southern colonial exterior to themed specialty suites, many with designs supervised by Priscilla Presley.
The hallmarks of The Guest House will be the gracious service and warmth and friendliness of the staff, combined with the celebrated southern hospitality for which Elvis was known and loved. Visitors from around the world and the local environs will enjoy an extraordinary “home away from home” that will delight all, no matter the purpose of their visit. And as the resort hotel destination for the most famous musical landmark in the world, The Guest House will also present ongoing music and entertainment programming on the property, intended not only to enhance the visitor experience for overnight guests, but to attract Memphians as well.
The resort will feature spacious rooms and a range of elegant and contemporary facilities, including two full-service restaurants, expansive meeting and special events space for conventions, meetings, weddings and gatherings up to 1,000 people, a 464-seat theater for live performances and movies, a large outdoor pool and green space with capabilities for a 400-person tent for special outdoor events.
The timing of The Guest House opening coincides with the explosion of tourism, cultural and entertainment options in Memphis. Considered the cultural capital of the mid-south, Memphis has undergone a radical change with a vibrant culinary scene, unlimited entertainment and sports activities, a burgeoning arts scene, and the huge popularity of other attractions such as the National Civil Rights Museum, the Beale Street Historical District, Sun Studio, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the new Memphis Music Hall of Fame, the new Blues Hall of Fame, the Gibson Guitar Factory, the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Children’s Museum of Memphis, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the National Ornamental Metal Museum, the Cotton Museum, and the Orpheum Theatre, among others.
For more information, to book room reservations, and for group/event inquiries for The Guest House at Graceland, visit Graceland.com/GuestHouse, call Graceland reservations at 800-238-2000 or 890-332-3322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Pyramid Hotel Group
Boston-based Pyramid Hotel Group is one of the predominant hotel management companies in the U.S., managing and asset managing a diverse portfolio of more than 80 hotels and resorts in destinations throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. For additional information please visit www.pyramidhotelgroup.com.
About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. and Graceland
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including The Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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