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When naming America’s great cities, Memphis, inexplicably, is sometimes left out of the conversation. As the cradle of some of our finest musical talents, and a mecca of Southern-style barbeque, this mid-sized city on the banks of the Mississippi River is quintessential Americana.
However, instead of simply resting on its laurels, Memphis offers a multitude of activities to keep travelers enthralled, and Madison Hotel Memphis is among the best options to base yourself in the center of it all.
This upscale property is conveniently located minutes away from the historic Main Street Trolley, which provides access to Beale Street, the Orpheum Theater and the Mississippi Riverfront. From there you can connect with Memphis’ musical roots by visiting places such as Graceland – the fabled home of Elvis Presley – and the Rock & Soul Museum.
On days when you don’t feel like venturing from the Madison, the hotel’s many amenities won’t disappoint. Many are available 24 hours a day, including valet parking, in-room dining, fitness center (including heated lap pool), business center and the garden terrace. In the jubilant spirit of Memphis, The Madison throws its own weekly party all spring- and summer-long.
“Our rooftop parties begin in April on Thursday evenings,” says Madison concierge Kellie Drosi. “Guests enjoy live music, incredible food selections from our Eighty 3 Restaurant, not to mention our incredible, breathtaking view.”
High on the agenda of virtually every Memphis visitors is dining out at its renowned barbeque restaurants. The Madison’s downtown location puts you in close proximity to more ribs, pulled pork and slow-cooked beans than you could ever imagine, and for a change-of-pace try the aforementioned on-site restaurant Eighty 3. Drosi suggests the sea bass and deep fried Oreos as must-try dishes.
The Madison’s guestrooms reflect the contemporary design of the hotel, and also include some of the finest amenities and furnishings in the city. Select rooms offer impressive views of the river and sunset, while luxurious oversize tubs command a splendid soak and fully-stocked wet bars invite a pleasant evening cocktail or snack.
Reinforcing Memphis’ Southern hospitality, the Madison Hotel is doing its part to raise the profile of this sometimes under-appreciated metropolis steeped in history, culture and delicious cuisine. Reflecting on your stay, it’s likely that “The River City” will be high on your list of America’s great cities!