Hilton gives central Memphis landmark a new lease of life as Curio property [Infographic]

by | 20 Nov 2019 | Portfolio

The Central Station Hotel in Memphis is the Curio Collection’s newest member. (Picture: Curio)

Featuring 123 rooms, the Central Station Hotel has now opened in Memphis’ South Main District and invites guests for a truly local experience.

Officials have announced the opening of The Central Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, a 123-room boutique hotel in Memphis’ South Main District.

This makes it the city’s newest boutique hotel, with the unique feature of being housed in Memphis’ 105-year-old historic transportation hub.

The property is a pretty one which features mid-century architectural design, Memphis-influenced music programming and expansive meeting spaces.

Managed and operated by Valor Hospitality Partners, The Central Station Hotel is in the heart of the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, award-winning restaurants, historical landmarks and a robust art scene.

What guests can expect at The Central Station Hotel

The Central Station Hotel is most notable for being a repurposed transportation hub, but it also has a long list of upscale amenities that are drawn from the location.

The eight-floor boutique hotel boasts 123 elegant and spacious guest rooms, including nine suites that evoke the essence of Memphis through their rich colour scheme and interactive experiences.

Guest rooms feature high ceilings, original double-hung windows, elegant bath areas, custom artwork from local photographer Jamie Harmon and views of the historic South Main neighbourhood or the Mississippi River.

For an authentic, immersive Memphis experience, guests can enjoy The Central Station’s daily playlist on custom-designed, in-room EgglestonWorks speakers. Additional room amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, plenty of USB outlets, products from William Roam’s Steam collection and Keurig coffeemakers.

The hotel’s two-story bar, 8 & Sand, offers a seasonal cocktail list rooted in the classics as well as a locally influenced wine list and beers from local breweries. A daily house DJ spins records from a booth creatively designed from an old church organ, and a Memphis-inspired playlist is broadcast throughout the bar and lobby.

8 & Sand also features a Listening Lounge, showcasing Memphis-based audio designer Jim Thompson’s EgglestonWorks speakers and the hotel’s podcast on local music styles as explained by an artist of that genre.

Ideal for large corporate or social events, The Central Station offers 8,000 square feet of event and meeting space, including a 6,500-square-foot Grand Hall ballroom which comes with the original train marquee, soaring 33-foot ceilings and light fixtures inspired by train lanterns.

The Central Station Hotel’s restaurant, Bishop

The Central Station Hotel‘s highly anticipated restaurant, Bishop, will open its doors next month. Led by award-winning chefs Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer, Bishop will offer a bold Southern twist on French brasserie cuisine.

“We are incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to share the history of Memphis and South Main with visitors at The Central Station Hotel,” said Jeremy Sadler, general manager, The Central Station. “Our mission is to provide guests with a premium, one-of-a-kind, Memphis-inspired experience through art, music and cuisine.”

According to the TOPHOTELCHAINS online database, Hilton will add more than 280 new hotels to their North American portfolio within the next few years.



Curio is a collection of independent, remarkable hotels whose only unifying characteristic is their glorious individuality.


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