Memphis: Pride of Place and Plate

Where to Stay

Known as the “South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody was originally built in 1869, and the current structure dates back to 1925. This elegant hotel has been at the center of Memphis’s social and business history for nearly 140 years.

The Peabody. Photos courtesy of Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau/The Peabody Memphis/Andrea Zucker

The Peabody owes much of its fame to the fact that five live ducks can be found swimming in the hotel lobby fountain, a tradition that started as a practical joke in 1933 and has since come to be known the world over.

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee
The ducks at The Peabody Hotel. Photo courtesy of The Peabody Memphis/Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Guest House at Graceland is adjacent to the famous landmark and is a blend of Southern hospitality and modern style. It’s an ideal location for Elvis fans who want to make the most of their time in the area exploring his legacy.

The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
The Guest House at Graceland. Photo courtesy of Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau/Andrea Zucker

This content was originally published in the December 2017 issue of Cooking with Paula Deen magazine. © 2018 Hoffman Media.

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