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“An historic hotel dating back to 1869, known for its resident duck walks since 1933. Opulent, traditional decor, a top rated French restaurant, the famed Lobby Bar, indoor pool, hot tub and a full service spa. A haven for business and leisure travellers, ideally located in the centre of Memphis.”

“An historic hotel dating back to 1869, known for its resident duck walks since 1933. Opulent, traditional decor, a top rated French restaurant, the famed Lobby Bar, indoor pool, hot tub and a full service spa. A haven for business and leisure travellers, ideally located in the centre of Memphis.”

Hotel Review

The Peabody in Memphis is a classic American historic hotel. Founded in 1869, it moved to its present site in 1925, and is massive. Like many grand hotels in the American tradition, it has a home from home feel, with a high proportion of repeat business. It also has an unusual historical twist. In 1933 the general manager of the time, Frank Schutt, returned from a shooting expedition in Arkansas with 3 live decoy ducks and let them overnight in the large fountain in the main reception area. They’ve stayed ever since (or at least a succession of privileged ducks especially selected and trained for the honour). They now live in a specially built duck house on the roof, and twice a day are paraded down through the lobby (via the elevators) and along a red carpet to the fountain, coralled by a specially employed red-coated duck master (one of just three worldwide). Many celebrities have taken the position in a guest role including Paula Deen, Molly Ringwald and Kevin Bacon. It’s a spectacle, and both guests and tourists love it. Though one thing you will not find on the menu is … duck. The hotel itself is as you would expect – super comfortable, with all the mod cons, with views over the Mississippi from many of the rooms, and ideally located for downtown Memphis – twenty minutes’ drive to Graceland, and just 10 to the Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King was murdered. The reception area follows the pattern of a shared public space, part drawing room, part city centre meeting point, which gives the hotel its tenor and its style. Furnishings are plush, with antique style furnishings and fittings and plush luxury extras. There’s a pool, and a small but pampering spa. For visiting celebrities, this is THE place to stay in Memphis.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Boasts a French restaurant, an Italian Grill, a Pastry Shop, The Corner Bar and the grand Lobby Bar
  • City Style
  • Opulent, downtown accommodation with luxurious designs, décor and furnishings
  • Weddings
  • The historic gem of a hotel is known to host flawless weddings

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • Boasts a French restaurant, an Italian Grill, a Pastry Shop, The Corner Bar and the grand Lobby Bar
  • City Style
  • Opulent, downtown accommodation with luxurious designs, décor and furnishings
  • Museums
  • The National Civil Rights and the Belz Museum are a few minutes away
  • Weddings
  • The historic gem of a hotel is known to host flawless weddings
  • Golf
  • A world class golf course located 15 minutes away
  • Close to nightlife
  • Located close to restaurants, cafes and pubs
  • Local markets
  • Shopping at independent boutique stores
  • Sights nearby
  • Graceland is a 10 minute drive away.
  • Historic
  • The hotel originates back in 1869, though it now occupies a different location.
  • Roof terrace
  • Opulent
  • Wedding license
  • Good wine list
  • Free wifi
  • Full of character
  • Disabled access
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Gourmet
  • Wellbeing
  • Luxury
  • Views
  • Conference facilities

Facilities

  • Airport transfer
  • A convenient shuttle service is available
  • Hot Tub
  • The Athletic Club features a hot tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • An indoor swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Shops
  • Bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Good wine list
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
  • Meeting Room
  • Massage
  • Free wifi
  • Private dining room
  • Disabled access
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Views
  • Business Centre
  • Conference facilities

Activities

  • Museums
  • The National Civil Rights and the Belz Museum are a few minutes away
  • Golf
  • A world class golf course located 15 minutes away
  • Close to nightlife
  • Located close to restaurants, cafes and pubs
  • Local markets
  • Shopping at independent boutique stores
  • Sights nearby
  • Graceland is a 10 minute drive away.

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