The Peabody Memphis
118 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
| +1 901-529-4000
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The Peabody MemphisWhy we love it: A historic property that’s become the heart of Memphis
- A historic property, but with updated rooms
- The twice-daily Duck March tradition
- Afternoon English high tea, served Wednesday through Sunday
The Peabody may be most famous for its entertaining Duck March—when the hotel’s five North American mallards waddle from their Royal Duck Palace on the rooftop to the lobby fountain—but it’s only a small part of the property’s charm. For more than a century and a half, this ornate Italian Renaissance building has represented the height of luxury in Memphis. In celebration of 150 years of hospitality, the 464 guest rooms and suites were recently refurbished, adding modern amenities to the already elegant hotel.
While The Peabody is conveniently located near all the highlights of downtown Memphis, guests have everything they need right on property. Specialty shops ring the lobby (including Lansky Bros., which was known as the clothier to The King when Elvis ruled Memphis), while the opulent Chez Philippe continues to set the bar for downtown fine dining with its menu of classic French cuisine and regular English afternoon tea service. Other, more casual drinking and dining options range from the convivial Lobby Bar—a favorite gathering spot for locals—to Capriccio Grill, serving some of the best steaks in Memphis.