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.”