Celebrate the King of Rock and Roll in Style With Hotels Near Graceland

SOURCE: Marriott

Southern Hospitality Awaits Elvis Fans at Memphis Marriott

MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  Elvis fans traveling to Memphis for Elvis Week at Graceland and celebrating the 75th birthday of the King of Rock and Roll will find stylish accommodations at the Memphis Marriott, a distinctive choice among hotels in East Memphis, TN and located just nine miles from Graceland. Elvis Week festivities begin on Aug. 10 and continue through Aug. 16, commemorating the life of Elvis Presley with an extensive schedule of events, tributes, contests, conversations and performances.

The Memphis Marriott sets the pace among Graceland hotels for fine service, well-appointed guest rooms and comfortable amenities and with its gracious Southern hospitality welcomes Elvis fans to Memphis for a week of exciting events. Elvis week activities get underway with the “Shake, Rattle & Roll™ at the Shell,” an exclusive evening party at the historic “Levitt Shell,” formerly known as The Overton Park Shell, where Elvis played one of his first concerts in Memphis. Proceeds from this live concert re-creation by the award-winning tribute artist Donny Edwards and the Change of Habit Band will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Exciting events will be held throughout the week at Graceland and other Memphis locations. More information concerning the week may be found at www.elvisweek.com.

Accommodations at the Memphis Marriott may be booked online by visiting the East Memphis hotel’s website at http://www.marriott.com/memtn or by calling 1-901-362-6200 for reservations or information. Accommodations include spacious, smoke-free rooms featuring the renowned Marriott bedding packages including down comforters and fluffy pillows for a great night’s sleep after a busy day of Elvis Week activities. Popular among East Memphis restaurants, the hotel’s own Blue Shoe Bar & Grill is a great place to relax with family friends, offering a Southern twist to American cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the convenience of hotel guests and busy travelers. For added relaxation, the hotel offers indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool and a fully-equipped on-site fitness center.

About the Memphis Marriott Hotel

The Memphis Marriott Hotel is a great choice among hotels near Graceland offering relaxing amenities for business and leisure travelers, alike. Guests will enjoy complimentary on-site parking, free coffee in the hotel lobby and in-room coffee/tea service. The hotel provides guests with a full-service business center and has 14,500 square feet of flexible meeting space to serve business travelers as well as host conferences, corporate meetings and elegant social gatherings. High-speed Internet access is also available throughout the hotel.

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