The story of the Peabody as one of the best, most historic hotels in downtown Memphis dates back to 1869, when on the corner of Main & Monroe, the original Peabody Hotel opened and quickly became Memphis' social and business center. In 1925, at its current location on Union and 2nd Street, a new, grander Peabody was built, continuing the history of the "South's Grand Hotel." It was 1933 when ducks were first put in the lobby fountain of the hotel, setting in motion an 85-year tradition that continues with the Peabody Ducks March today.
Belz Enterprises, a highly profitable, multifaceted real estate development and management firm headquartered in Memphis , Tennessee, was the corporation that brought The Peabody back to life when they bought the hotel in 1975. Belz Enterprises has a long-standing background in the hotel industry , starting out as one of the biggest Holiday Inn franchisers in the business and then going on to full-service luxury hotels.
Most recently, Peabody Hotels & Resorts was founded by Belz Enterprises, a hotel and resort management venture that will leverage the continued success of the Peabody brand. Through its long-standing tradition of delivering outstanding hotel experiences and building memories that last a lifetime, Peabody Hotels & Resorts offers solutions for raising brand awareness and the financial results. Legendary, charming, elegant, and grand are just a few words which define what distinguishes Peabody Hotels from other brands of hotels.
The central position of The Peabody Memphis makes us the ideal portal from the birthplace of rock 'n roll and the cradle of the blues to the Graceland mansion of Elvis Presley for discovering everything. Be sure to sample some popular slow-cooked BBQs on your ride through the history of American music and take in historical sites ranging from the National Civil Rights Museum to Midtown's beautifully restored historic mansions.
The best things to do in Memphis are just moments from The Peabody, whether you've come to explore Memphis from end to end with the kids, sneaking off for a romantic getaway or just getting a few hours to kill between meetings.
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These beautiful hotels are located just down the street from our location at South Third Street across from The Southgate Shopping Center. Stop by for a visit anytime!