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Hotel to shake up Graceland

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August 11, 2016

Hotel to shake up Graceland

Elvis Presley dreamed of building a guest house at his Graceland property for friends visiting the rock ‘n’ roll icon in Memphis.

The Guest House at Graceland
The Guest House at Graceland

Presley didn’t get to see his dream come true, but his fans will. The Guest House at Graceland is a 450-room hotel, opening October 27 just steps from Presley’s former home, Associated Press reported.

Presley died in 1977 and Graceland was eventually turned into a museum. Priscilla Presley, the singer’s former wife and caretaker of his legacy, said Elvis had planned to build a guest house at Graceland as far back as 1960. But it was never built, so when people visited, they’d stay at a Howard Johnson’s down the street.

Priscilla Presley called the hotel “the most significant enhancement to Graceland” since the singer’s home opened to tourists in 1982.

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