Central Station Hotel is generating quite the buzz on the Memphis travel scene! On Tuesday, October 22, the boutique Curio by Hilton hotel celebrated its grand opening with much fanfare. will be situated inside the historic Central Station building in downtown Memphis, TN. Plans for this unconventional Southern accommodation indicate no shortage of awe-inspiring features and amenities for travelers to explore in 2019 and beyond. Here are five things to look forward to when booking a stay at Central Station Hotel.
1. An Authentic Experience in Memphis’ Iconic South Main Street District
Perfectly positioned in the South Main District in Downtown Memphis, the Central Station Hotel will offer guests a taste of what this city is all about. Located in close proximity to the Memphis Main Street Trolley and Memphis International Airport, everything you need is within reach. Guests will have access to some of the locations that make Memphis so unique.
Famous Memphis Attractions Near The Central Station
Just outside the front doors of Central Station, you’ll find locally celebrated stops such as the haunted dive-bar, Earnestine & Hazel’s and film-featured diner, the Arcade which holds the title as “Memphis’ oldest cafe.” Other notable stops within walking distance from the hotel are the National Civil Rights Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Central BBQ, a low-key restaurant which offers slow smoked Memphis-style BBQ.
Original Memphis Art and the Downtown Arts District
For art enthusiasts, the rooms at the Central Station will feature original Memphis artwork from local artist, Jamie Harmon. The hotel itself is located just south of downtown Arts District.
2. Historic Memphis Digs, Contemporary Comforts and Scenic Views
The future home of Central Station Hotel is a building with a storied past, not unlike the streets it sits nestled between. Originally built in 1914 and the hotel draws its historic charm from its distinct South Main architecture.
Upon completion, the boutique Memphis hotel will feature mid-century architectural interior design and cutting-edge technology, all while maintaining the character of a 103-year-old train station. The Central Station incorporates the essence of Memphis’ rich hues through its color scheme, design elements and fixtures. Vintage-inspired EgglestonWorks speakers and handcrafted volume boxes made in Memphis will be featured in each of the hotel’s 124 spacious rooms.
The Central Station hotel is prime real estate in more ways than one, equipped with large, picturesque windows offering guests coveted scenic views of the gorgeous Memphis landscape. The view is so great, the beds are angled to face the windows – not just the TV’s.
3. New Things To Do In Memphis For Locals and Tourists Alike
Whether you’re an out-of-towner or a Memphis native, the Central Station Hotel appeals to all aspects of the Memphis community. Upon completion, the renovated train station will offer new downtown restaurants, bars and music experiences for both locals and travelers to enjoy.
New Memphis Music Experiences
Perhaps the most exciting stop at the Central Station hotel will be the station’s waiting area, which is being converted into a stunning cocktail bar and listening lounge. Officially titled 8 & Sand Bar and Lounge, the Central Station hotel bar will offer curated music experiences featuring an expansive collection of vinyl records. From time to time, visitors might be able to catch a live deejay spinning tunes on a turntable built from an old organ.
Shopping in Memphis’ South Main Street District
Although official retailers haven’t been announced, Central Station will also offer 3,750 square feet of retail space. Talks of a coffee shop are floating around the rumor mill, though the finalists remain to be chosen. Regardless, the hotel will bring new shopping opportunities to the Downtown area, both for tourists and Memphians.
4. Unique Meeting Event Space in Downtown Memphis
Corporate meetings and social events are likely to take on new meaning in this unique, historic Memphis hotel. Central Station will house more than 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space in the Downtown area.
Renovated with fresh paint and improved acoustics, the Grand Hall banquet room will serve as a diverse event space for any large event, holding up to 500 people. The area features 33-foot ceilings with plenty of natural lighting from all angles. If you’re planning a gala or wedding in Memphis, Central Station Hotel offers a unique space that not many have had access to yet.
The hotel also offers on-site parking– just one of its many perks.
5. A Memphis Hotel With a Native Roots and a Local Legacy
Valor Hospitality Partners Global Partner, McLean Wilson is the force behind Central Station Memphis, and a third-generation family member of a legacy that started the first Holiday Inn.. Today, McLean carries on the family legacy as a principal of Kemmons Wilson’s Companies.
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