The Peabody Memphis

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2022 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence Nominee Finalist
2019 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence
2016 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence
2015 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence

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Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the original Peabody Hotel opened as a symbol of wealth and prestige in 1869. Named for philanthropist George Peabody, it quickly became the business and social hub of Memphis, and in 1925, was rebuilt on its present Union Avenue location. In 1933, General Manager Frank Schutt returned from a weekend hunting trip and mischievously placed live duck decoys in the hotel’s lobby fountain; it was a stunt that became the genesis of the hotel’s unique signature tradition, the "Peabody Duck March." As Memphis experienced economic decline in the mid-1970s, The Peabody closed its doors; however, the "South’s Grand Hotel" would not stay shuttered for long. It reopened in 1981 after an extensive restoration and breathed new life into downtown Memphis. A member of Historic Hotels of America since 1996, this spectacular holiday destination has since remained one of Tennessee's best vacation retreats.

The Peabody Memphis has been named to these Historic Hotels of America Top 25 Lists

The 2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America for a Romantic Proposal

The Peabody Ducks

Check out a day in the life of a Peabody Duck.


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Explore the Beale Street Entertainment District, Mud Island River Park, and the National Civil Rights Museum just moments away.


Discover the Peabody Ducks at The Peabody Memphis.


Explore Beale Street just moments away.


Experience a day of pampering at the luxurious and rejuvenating Feathers Spa.


Taste authentic Memphis-style cuisnie at Peabody Deli & Desserts.

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