By Kathern Harless-Rodgers
Memphis
Tennessee
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Come visit the "Heart of the South," Memphis, Tennessee; Big city life with all the charm of a small town. Steeped in rich history, visit the city that almost wasn’t, Memphis! There was a time when Memphis was almost wiped entirely off the maps. A time when Yellow Fever overtook this fledgling little town on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River in three plagues with the vast majority of the population being wiped out in 1873. This tragedy left behind in its wake a people made stronger by it, rebuilding a city that became known for its determination.

Memphis boasts one of the largest airports in the mid-south; Memphis International Airport (MEM), take a moment now and book your flight with us at EscapeWizard.com, please just follow the link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Also, the city has many fine accommodations, and at EscapeWizard.com you can compare and book your hotel when you access the hotel section of our site by following the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Make sure to check out the Candlewood Suites; our top selection in the city.

Step back in time, and experience true southern hospitality at it‘s finest. Here at EscapeWizard.com, we recommend a leisurely cruise upon the Memphis Queen II, which made its maiden voyage on the Mississippi River in 1955. With dinner cruises available in the evenings with live bands, enjoy the breathtaking sunsets over the river. Tickets sell quickly for the cruise so book your voyage early.

Within walking distance of the Mississippi River, you will find one of the city’s new Trolleys that greet you. Take a nostalgic ride down Beale Street with its lively jazz music from local musicians and also from well known music legends wafting out of the old pubs that line the passage.

Visit Sun Studio on Union Avenue where, with guitar in hand as a teenager, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley first recorded his debut song That’s All Right, before he because a music legend. This recording studio is not only still in use but, has been turned into a museum that houses historical items that span many genres of music from many decades ago. Many recording artists of today stop into Sun Studio when they are in Memphis to take advantage of this quant little shop that harkens back to rock-in-roll’s humble beginnings. The “Birthplace of Rock-in-Roll” Memphis has proudly been nicknamed and rightfully so.

Best selling author John Grisham filmed his novel The Firm here in Memphis. Hollywood has taken advantage of Memphis' historical landmarks; the beautiful antebellum homes nestled amongst the dogwood trees that line many old neighborhoods such as the Chickasaw Gardens and Cooper-Young. Other noteworthy movies and television shows that have been filmed in Memphis dubbed "Little Hollywood" by Memphians as well as the film industry are; Cast Away, The Blind Side, Walk the Line, Forty Shades of Blue and the current television show Memphis Beat that airs on TNT.

If a little taste of Broadway is what you are after then EscapeWizard.com recommends that you won’t want to miss the newly renovated Orpheum Theatre. This simply gorgeous theater dating back to 1890 got its start as The Grand Opera House and was rebuilt in 1928 to become The Orpheum Theatre. Housing such great Broadway productions such as Phantom of the Opera, The Nutcracker, Fiddler on the Roof and The Color Purple just to name a few.

Rest assured that EscapeWizard.com promises that you will have a wonderful time In Memphis, Tennessee. Just click on the above link to book with EscapeWizard.com today.
Hotels in Memphis
By Genoa O\\\\\\\'Brien
Westin Memphis Beale Street
170 Lt. George W. Lee Avenue, Memphis, TN
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Leave it to Westin Hotels to bring you Southern Charm wrapped in comfort and the unmistakable sights and sounds of Memphis, Tennessee. Right in the heart of the "Home of Blues, the Westin Memphis Beal St is the perfect stay, whether you're the business traveler making that high-stakes deal or the weekender looking for some rock-rolling fun. After a day of culture and sightseeing, you'll want to refresh with in room spa treatments and a relaxing massage before heading down to dinner at Bleu Restaurant & Lounge. Bleu serves up regional eats, with modern flair.

Westin hotels are famous for their iconic Westin Heavenly Bed®, so a good night’s sleep at the Westin Memphis Beal Street is only the beginning. Check-in begins at 3 p.m. and you'll have three room types to choose from. Traditional rooms offer king beds or, two queens in a tranquil and neutral setting. Junior and Executive Suites are comfortable and conveniently spacious. Guests can enjoy floor to ceiling windows, sitting areas, and Westin's signature Heavenly Bath®. All rooms feature a refreshment center, a 32-Inch flat screen TV with cable and iPod docking stations.

If you're traveling on business, you'll find the hotel is located minutes from the Memphis Business District and steps away from corporate offices of many major brands and companies. In the case that your client should come to you, this Westin property boasts 9000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 24hr business center, and state of the art audiovisual set up that includes all the tools to make your presentations a success.

Of course no trip to Memphis is complete without a stroll down Beal St, famous for the bars, and blues clubs that set the scene for Memphis' rich musical history. You may also want to take a visit to the Rock and Soul Museum or Gibson Guitar Factory and see how an original Les Paul is made. Sports fans can take in a game at The FedEx Forum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies. All of these attractions are within walking distance of the hotel.

You'll wrap up you visit to this riverfront Southern metropolis, with a quick visit to the onsite Starbucks before checking out at 12 p.m. No doubt The Westin Memphis Beal St will leave you singing its praises. Let EscapeWizard.com help you book your stay at one of the most superb hotels, in the Birth Place of Rock n Roll (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Memphis
By Summer Brons
Candlewood Suites
7950 Centennial Drive, Memphis, TN
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Sitting near Memphis International Airport, the Candlewood Suites is perfectly positioned to enjoy the city's attractions and major businesses. This extended stay facility provides visitors with everything they need, whether for a week or a single night. The hotel's proximity allows for easy access to downtown Memphis, Graceland, the Memphis Zoo, museums, and numerous shopping and dining venues. Travelers in Memphis can check into the hotel at 3 p.m. or after on the day they arrive in the city. And on the day of departure, guests of the hotel can enjoy the morning in their rooms and relax before a 12 p.m. check out.
 
The pet-friendly Candlewood provides a variety of accommodations for guest convenience. Free laundry services, high-speed wireless Internet access, indoor pool, gazebo grill, and 24-hour fitness and business centers are all for the taking. Guests can utilize any of these amenities to make their stay in Memphis more enjoyable and more like home.
 
Since each room at the Candlewood is a full suite, guests have plenty of room to relax. Each suite is equipped with a kitchenette that includes a microwave, stove, coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster, dishwasher, utensils, plates, and glassware. Televisions are equipped with premium cable and DVD players, and generously-sized workspaces allow guests to keep up with work on the road. A hairdryer, iron and board, and bath amenities get the day started.

While well-equipped for extended stay and business guests, the Candlewood Suites is equally welcoming to overnight and leisure visitors. An excellent location and array of amenities make this hotel a great choice for any Memphis visit. Book with EscapeWizard.com by simply following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Memphis
By Summer Brons
Holiday Inn
160 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN
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Located conveniently in downtown Memphis, the Holiday Inn blends hospitality with Southern elegance. With dozens of attractions, restaurants, and sports venues within walking distance, the hotel is ideal for the Memphis experience. 

The Holiday Inn accommodations are welcoming to either business travelers or vacationers in the city for pleasure. 24-hour fitness and business centers are available for use, and an outdoor pool provides a great spot for catching some rays. The hotel also has one of the few sushi restaurants in downtown Memphis, Sekisui Sushi Bar, which is open for lunch and dinner. Additionally, Russwood Park Sports Bar and Grill is on-site and an ideal place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or watching the game on one of eight flat-screen TV's with a couple of cold ones. 

After an exciting day exploring Memphis, guests can relax and unwind in one of 192 private rooms. Each room features comfortable beds, Wolfgang Puck coffee and coffee maker, iron and board, phones with voicemail, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Executive Edition rooms are also available, and include upgraded amenities like thick terry robes, microwave, refrigerator, sofa bed, and CD player. Priority Club Rewards members will, of course, earn points for each stay here.     

Whether its work or play that brings visitors to Memphis, the Holiday Inn has something for everyone. A prime location and generous amenities make this hotel a perfect choice for corporate and leisure travelers alike. You can take advantage of this wondrous hotel by simply following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book with EscapeWizard.com
Hotels in Memphis
By Suzi Harkola
Homewood Suites by Hilton Southwind - Hacks Cross
3583 Hacks Cross Road, Memphis, TN
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Travelers will find an oasis in the heart of Southwind’s Business District in Memphis, at Homewood Suites by Hilton® “ Memphis. This Three Diamond-rated hotel is ideal for visitors, whether for business or pleasure. Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to FedEx World Headquarters (the hotel is across the street), International Paper, Comcast, IBM, the Pan Am Flight Academy and other major corporate headquarters. For those vacationing in Memphis, a quick stroll will take you to a variety of dining establishments including Hops Restaurant and Brewery, Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, Casa Mexicana and several local favorites. Shopping is close by, as well, with Target and Costco among the big box stores. Pick up some snacks to take back to your room. There’s also a Starbucks close by.

As in all Homewood Suites, the Suite Start hot breakfast is included with every night’s stay. Served in the Lodge, a central area off the main lobby, you’ll savor a hearty, delicious start for your day. Enjoy eggs, waffles, sausage and more. And at the end of the day, wind down with a Welcome Home reception, offered Monday through Thursday evenings, featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages, including beer and wine.

The hotel features beautifully appointed, spacious studio, one-and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Sumptuous, inviting beds with crisp sheets and tons of pillows will lull you to sleep at night. The full-sized kitchens with granite countertops are great for family vacations or extended corporate stays. Each suite boasts two flat-screen, HD TVs, free high speed Internet access and phones with voice mail.

This pet-friendly location includes a swimming pool, workout room, baggage storage, and business center. Ample self-parking makes check-in (3 p.m.) and check-out (noon) simple and hassle-free.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Memphis offers low weekend rates. For more information and to Make Yourself at Home® at this outstanding hotel in Memphis, contact EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) today.
Hotels in Memphis
By Jessica Howell
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown
185 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN
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Nestled in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown hotel is the perfect place for anyone who loves music, history and a good time.  Within walking distance of iconic attractions including the Beagle Street Entertainment District, National Civil Rights Museum and Rock n’ Soul Museum, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown hotel offers guests easy access to the Memphis’ most exciting attractions.  EscapeWizard.com invites you to reserve your room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown hotel.

Start your visit to Memphis off right with a warm, complimentary chocolate chip cookie upon arrival.  Guests can begin checking into their rooms at 3 p.m. and check out is at 11 a.m.  After a long night jamming out to one of Memphis’ musical talents, head back to the hotel and relax in the comfort of your elegant guest room.  Guests can choose from a room with a king, queen or two double beds, all exquisitely adorned with luxurious linens, cozy duvets and plush pillows for a sleep experience you will not soon forget.  Kick back and relax while watching a premium cable TV channel or an in-room movie on a crisp 27 flat panel TV or order room service for an additional charge.  Guests will also enjoy the following amenities included in every room:  Iron/ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker, two telephones with voicemail, clock radio, high-speed internet access, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

If you are in town on business, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown hotel boasts more than 8,500 square feet of event space that will be perfect for your next business meeting or function.  The hotel’s dedicated event staff will be on hand to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. 

Guests can mix and mingle over delicious food and refreshing cocktails at the on-site TGI Friday’s, work out in the hotel’s fitness center or lounge by the indoor or outdoor pool. 

If you are traveling to Memphis, Tennessee, EscapeWizard.com recommends staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis Downtown.  EscapeWizard.com would be happy to assist with your booking, just click on the following link to reserve your room today:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).