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 the world, who are coming to visit the birthplace of rock and roll and home of the blues. We celebrate the southern hospitality for which Elvis Presley was known and loved.
With over 450 spacious guest rooms and suites, the Guest House at Graceland is the perfect hotel resort to stay in when visiting Graceland. We also have great resort amenities, world-class dining onsite and gorgeous event space. Touring the actual mansion is an important part of the experience. As a matter of fact, we have tour and accommodation packages on our Special Offers page.
Another huge, dramatic change just this year has been the opening of Elvis Presley’s Memphis, a massive 200,000 sq. ft. entertainment complex. Follow the path that Elvis took, surround yourself with the things and interests he loved, and experience the sights and sounds of the city that inspired him.
The new entertainment complex features 13 attractions and exhibits, including the all-new “Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum” and “Presley Motors Automobile Museum”. Plus, themed restaurants, gift shops and live entertainment. Our Memphis Celebration Package can also be found on the Special Offers page, and includes two night hotel accommodations, two VIP tours, two extra single-day passes for access to Elvis Presley’s Memphis, and more.
This is by far the best way to see everything at the most affordable price. Nights at the hotel and tours fill up quickly, so make sure to plan your trip ahead of time. To make reservations, please give us a call at 800.238.2000 or use our online booking engine to secure your stay today. We’re looking forward to sharing all of the history and new advancements with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with us. We’d be happy to help answer them for you. Hope to see you soon.