PEABODY HOTELS & RESORTS
Peabody history dates
back to 1869 and when the original Peabody Hotel opened on the corner of Main
& Monroe and immediately became the social and business hub of Memphis. In
1925 a newer, grander Peabody was built at its present location at Union and 2nd
Street continuing the legacy of the "South's Grand Hotel." It was 1933 when
ducks were originally placed in the hotel's lobby fountain, setting in motion
an 80-year tradition that continues today with the March of the Peabody Ducks.
The Peabody name has become synonymous with the 5 North American mallard ducks
that are now the living symbol of the Peabody brand.
The company that brought
The Peabody back to life when they purchased the hotel is Belz Enterprises, a
highly successful, multifaceted real estate development and management firm based
in Memphis, Tennessee. Starting out as one of the largest Holiday Inn
franchisers in the business and then moving on to full-service luxury hotels, Belz
Enterprises has a long standing history within the hotel industry.
Most recently, Belz
Enterprises has established Peabody Hotels & Resorts, a hotel and resort
management venture that will leverage the ongoing Peabody brand success.
Peabody Hotels & Resorts provides solutions for raising brand awareness and
increasing financial performance via its long-standing tradition of providing
exceptional hotel experiences and creating memories that last a lifetime. Legendary,
charming, elegant, and grand are just a few words that describe what sets Peabody
Hotels apart from other hotel brands.
- For more information on
Peabody Hotels & Resorts:
- Craig Smith, Vice
President of Brand Development