The Guest House at Graceland will officially open on October 27, 2016 with a BIG four day party through October 30, 2016. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, live music, celebrity appearances and more. The 450-room, full-service resort hotel is the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years. The hotel will feature spacious rooms, elegant and contemporary facilities such as two full-service restaurants, a large meeting and special events space, a large outdoor pool and a 464-seat theater for live performances and movies.
The new “Founders” program will offer VIP privileges including early, exclusive access to Guest House room reservations and priority admission to opening weekend celebration events. Founders will be able to book room reservations at the Guest House for the grand opening celebration starting this September. This program is limited to only 250 members and offers benefits such as VIP check-in, priority reservations for restaurants, live events and concerts, access to a private Founders path from The Guest House to the mansion grounds, special room rates, room upgrades and more. You can go here for more info.
“The Guest House at Graceland will be like no other hotel in the world – designed as if Elvis built an extension to his own home,” said Joel Weinshanker, Managing Partner of Graceland LLC. “Our guests will feel like they are staying in an actual guest room at the mansion, and they’ll experience the same warmth and southern hospitality that Elvis always showed his guests.”
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“Lisa and I, and our entire family, are excited to see The Guest House at Graceland take shape,” stated Priscilla Presley. “The Guest House will be the perfect place to stay while visiting Graceland and experiencing everything that Memphis has to offer. We can’t wait for this unique hotel to open in October 2016.”
At the opening celebration event Elvis fans will gather to mark the closing of Graceland’s first hotel, Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel, with a ceremony on October 26, 2016 to mark its final day of operations. The Heartbreak Hotel will be celebrated throughout its final year (October 2015 – October 2016) with special Heartbreak Hotel mementos given to hotel guests and a few of its most loyal guests will be given the opportunity to take a piece of the Heartbreak Hotel home with them after the hotel closes.