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Enjoying the Heat at the Summer Festival in Memphis, Tennessee

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:13+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Hotel|

The summer temperature in Memphis can reach a high of 88.7 degrees Fahrenheit. But you shouldn’t let the heat dampen your interest in having a vacation in the birthplace of Elvis Presley, rock ‘n roll, and blues. If you want to bask in the rich culture, music, arts, and food that Memphis has to offer, summer is still the best time for you to experience all of these. Another great reason to visit Memphis in the upcoming season is the Summer Festival. This renowned festival consists of a parade, fireworks show, and 5K Duck Dash. This year’s festival plan also includes an outdoor movie night which will be held at the Main Street and a water park event at the fire station. Other Events and Festivals Memphis also holds other annual festivals and events that take place during summer. These include: The Memphis Italian Festival This annual festival celebrates the rich Italian community and culture of Memphis. This event showcases savory traditional Italian foods and family-friendly events. The festival is also rich in entertainment which includes two stages for nationally renowned blues, rock, and pop acts, a Cooking Demo Tent hosted by local chefs, team cooking contests, bocce ball, and [...]

Memphis Staycation at The Guest House at Graceland – Review As Featured On ILoveMemphisBlog.com

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:14+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Hotel|

Sometimes you need to get away. Far, far away. Other times, a not-so-far-away getaway will do just fine. If you know what I’m talking about and you live in Memphis, let me suggest The Guest House at Graceland. This luxury hotel right next to the Graceland Mansion opened in October of 2016 and I recently had the chance to check it out for a weekend. Settle in and let me take you through my Memphis staycation weekend at The Guest House at Graceland. We arrived at The Guest House at Graceland and our first impression was: wow, this is big. And nice. The luxurious lobby immediately set the tone for a weekend escape from our busy lives. After check-in, we went straight for the lobby bar for cocktails and snacks. (Priorities!) The attention to detail is obvious everywhere in the hotel, from the mirrors and light fixtures to the vintage-style cut crystal glasses for a bourbon-based drink. The lobby bar is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Then we explored the grounds of the hotel. There’s plenty of outdoor seating and a huge pool with a wet deck. Take note, summer visitors and staycation-ers. Next, time for dinner at Delta’s [...]

Dallas News – New Guest House At Graceland Resort Salutes Elvis Presley With Elegance

By | 2017-04-18T20:40:33+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Hotel|

Irregularly shaped wing chairs mimic his upturned collar. The lobby ceiling reflects the design on his cape. Hall light sconces feature the initials EP. And beside the pool, a heart shape blazes in the hunka hunka burnin' fire pit. The new Guest House at Graceland salutes Elvis Presley at every turn, yet it does so with high-end elegance and muted bling. The walls sparkle, but quietly, not blindingly. This is the new, 450-room resort and conference center that replaces the old Heartbreak Hotel across the street. Carrying a sort of '70s Vegas vibe, it's designed to evoke Elvis Presley, but in a way that's not kitschy. Well, it might be just a tad kitschy that there's a flat-screen TV embedded in the ceiling of each of the two King Suite bedrooms over a bed swathed in red velvet. But it's also awesome, inspired by Elvis' own bedroom at Graceland (except his TV wasn't a flat screen). Read the Full Dallas News Article Feature >  

Planning A Beautiful Graceland Wedding In Memphis, Tennessee

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:14+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Hotel|

When it comes to celebrating your union of everlasting love, what better way is there than at Elvis’ Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee? We would love to celebrate with you and invite you to have your wedding ceremony and reception with us here in Graceland. We’ll provide the rock and roll theme, you provide the passionate love of a couple that wants to spend the rest of their lives together. Beautiful, memorable weddings are best executed on with the right plans in place. Include the colonial ambiance, mix that with a legendary icon, and unparalleled service, and you have the recipe for the perfect “I do” ceremony. Here at Graceland, we have the picture-perfect backdrop of our very own Southern-style Chapel in the Woods. This intimate, enchanting setting is the perfect way to amaze your guests with authenticity, while celebrating your timeless love. Our typical wedding ceremony setup is mere steps away from Graceland Mansion, and is ideal for any couple looking to celebrate your big day at a venue that’s as memorable and meaningful as Graceland. When you choose to do a wedding with us, our special event team will be there with you every step of [...]

StyleBlueprint – The Guest House at Graceland: A Rockin’ Haven Fit for a King

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:14+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Hotel|

Elvis Presley fans might be the best ever. They’re down-to-earth, friendly, loyal and just the right kind of interesting. On top of that, they come from nearly every continent and age group. At The Guest House at Graceland, though, fandom isn’t required. In fact, the Memphis resort hotel, which opened in October 2016, was designed for the Elvis impersonator and the suspicious-minded visitor alike. Of course, there are subtle nods to the King, but they have been executed with tasteful nuance. No gaudy jumpsuits to be found — unless you count the pointed backs of the lobby chairs. According to Mike Pramshafer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at The Guest House, the chairs were designed to mimic the shape of Elvis’ upturned collar. Another fun fact: The lobby ceiling replicates the carpet pattern below, and both are inspired by designs on the backs of EP’s jumpsuits. As guests approach the large white columns and pull into the porte-cochere, they’re sure to encounter Southern hospitality. With or without luggage, whether self-parking or valeting, visitors are treated as invited guests. Mike said that before Elvis died, he had plans for a guest house — albeit much smaller than a 450-room Guest [...]

Forbes – How To Spend Two Perfect Days In Memphis

By | 2017-03-30T19:12:33+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Hotel|

Because of a fellow named Elvis Aaron Presley, Memphis’ place in musical lore is secure. Dig a little deeper than Graceland in the liner notes, though, and you’ll uncover a list with so many other monumental names (Aretha Franklin, W.C. Handy, Al Green) that you start to get all shook up by the city’s true historical significance. Blues City celebrates its place in the sonic sphere every year with the month-long Memphis in May extravaganza, with the Beale Street Music Festival being the headlining event. This year’s showing on May 5 to 7 will feature behemoths in rock (Kings of Leon) and soul (Jill Scott), but it’ll demonstrate its diversity with hip-hop (Wiz Khalifa), reggae (Ziggy Marley) and country (Sturgill Simpson) as well. But tunes aren’t the only place where Memphis is mixing it up. Of late, the city has also shown that it can jazz things up in the kitchen and make some noise in the hotel world. With our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ 48-hour itinerary, you’ll be able to sample some of the new with a bit of the old, and put it all together in one sweet-sounding getaway. Read the Full Forbes Article Feature >  

Planning Your Visit To Graceland In Memphis, TN

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:14+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Hotel|

These days, Graceland is pretty much a household name. Back when Elvis purchased it in 1957, little did he know it would become one of the most famous, most visited homes across the country. In this article we’ll be discussing some of the history of Graceland, the changes that have been occurring, and what you can expect when planning a visit. We’ll throw in some tips on “must-sees” while here, too. Due to The King’s growing popularity and stardom back in the late 1950s, he needed a place to stay with plenty of privacy. He bought the Graceland Mansion that was on just shy of 14 acres. Even though he traveled a lot, and had other homes across America, Graceland was always home base for Elvis, his family, and his guests. Nowadays, Graceland has become a major tourist attraction, with many fun, interactive experiences. Within the last couple of years, the whole area has been dramatically revitalized, with new projects being planned, developed, and opened. One of the biggest was the opening of our hotel, The Guest House at Graceland. It was the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years. Our luxury resort welcomes guests from all across [...]

Coming to Visit Graceland in 2017? Plan & Book Your Stay Today

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:14+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Hotel|

2016 was a big year for us here at The Guest House at Graceland. We opened our doors in October and haven’t looked back since. Our Fan Appreciation Weekend was a fantastic hit, and the holidays were extra special and exciting. Now that we’re into 2017, we want to personally invite you to visit us this year. We have many special offers and events happening throughout the year, and would love for you to be a part of it. Come celebrate with us and enjoy all of the upcoming festivities. Here at the end of January, we have our Flashback 80s Weekend. Come re-live those wonderful memories and experience everything that this awesome decade had to offer. With special rates, many top music hits to celebrate, and a fun-filled weekend planned, you’ll be glad you came to visit. Throughout the month of February, we’re offering guests our Love Me Tender Romance Package. Come celebrate with that special someone in your life. Offer includes guest room accommodations, champagne and strawberries, a breakfast buffet for two, and a commemorative Love Elvis CD. At the end of February, on the 24th through the 26th, we’ll also be celebrating Elvis’ favorite genre of music: [...]

Celebrating The Holidays Here At Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:15+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Hotel|

Thinking of spending the holidays in Memphis, Tennessee? Then you have to come down and stay our new hotel, The Guest House at Graceland. Recently opened in late 2016, its one of Memphis’ largest hotel projects to date. With 450 rooms, five dining options, and an assortment of upcoming holiday celebrations and events, staying with us will create memories that will last a lifetime. With highs in the low 50s, Memphis offers a truly classic, wintery holiday season. With a population of over half a million residents, the area attracts a lot of tourism and visitors, and has influential strains of blues, rock and roll, and soul entangled within its culture. Our new hotel has opened to rave reviews, and makes us the perfect destination this holiday season. With beautifully landscaped grounds and so much to see at the Graceland Mansion, we can’t wait for you to visit. Classic elegance and modern luxury come together to offer a friendly, refined experience that is uniquely Elvis. In addition to our suites, we offer one and two bed guestroom options, with all the amenities you need to feel like a rock star. Our amenities include a proprietary Beautyrest bed, a spa-like overhead [...]

What Are the Dining Options Like at The Guest House at Graceland?

By | 2017-06-29T01:14:15+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Hotel|

The Guest House at Graceland is Graceland’s newest grand hotel, mere steps away from the original Graceland Mansion. Opened in late October of 2016, the 450-room luxury hotel has received many accolades in a very short amount of time, including earning an AAA Four Diamond Award rating. This award ranks the property up there with the top resorts and hotels across the country. One of the most exciting, celebrated parts of the experience includes the dining at The Guest House at Graceland. Each piece to the puzzle has been inspired by The King himself, with additional insights and direction being given by Elvis’ family. The degree of hospitality, and refined, stylish décor and design will have you saying “wow” from start to finish during your stay. The Guest House at Graceland is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened in 1982, and is also Memphis’ largest hotel project in over 90 years. It was truly a massive undertaking.  Delta’s Kitchen, the resort’s premier restaurant, serves both breakfast and dinner each day. Regional dishes are made from locally sourced farms, and include a broad assortment of fresh options. Delta’s Kitchen is located near the lobby of the hotel, offering [...]

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