Elvis and The Guest House at GracelandPosted by Elvis Presley's Graceland on Nov 3, 2016 | 87 comments
There’s everyone else, and then there’s Elvis.
Elvis always stood out from the crowd – not just for his voice and stage presence, but for his personal style. He was always ahead of the fashion trends for both every day and stage wear, and once he purchased his home, Graceland, he decorated it in the most unique ways that changed with his one-of-a-kind taste. Few homes can pull off so many mirrors, a jungle-themed room or a room covered in fabric, but Graceland does, and beautifully.
The Guest House at Graceland is also uniquely Elvis. The new hotel, which celebrated its Grand Opening last weekend, is full of designs and décor that came directly from Elvis and Graceland. Everywhere you look, you see something that reminds you of Elvis.
Let’s take a look at just a few of these Elvis-inspired designs.
The Lobby Ceiling
Elvis’ sparkling, eye-catching jumpsuits are a part of what makes the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll so iconic. Not only did he put on powerful performances, but he did so in these incredible outfits that raised the bar for all performers.
The Guest House at Graceland lobby ceiling was lovingly designed to match the stunning crystal design on this cape that Elvis wore on stage.
The Color of Royalty
A pretty purple hue accents many areas of The Guest House at Graceland, from the lobby furniture to carpet designs. Elvis loved purple – as seen in his beautiful Purple Cadillac. The color is also found in Elvis’ parents’ bedroom.
Sure, you could take an elevator up to the next floor, but why do that when you can take a staircase that looks like the one inside Graceland?
Shake, Rattle & Go
One of five dining options at The Guest House at Graceland is Shake, Rattle & Go, for guests who need to grab nourishment on the go. Of course, Shake, Rattle & Go is a reference to Elvis’ hit “Shake, Rattle & Roll,” and the Shake, Rattle & Go sign is similar to the beautiful gold clock in the living room at Graceland.
Elvis’ personal motto design – TCB with the lightning bolt – is iconic. The designers of The Guest House at Graceland “took care of business” and included the lightning bolt design in these beautiful light fixtures in the Founders lounge.
The two colorful stained glass peacocks in Graceland’s living room are a fan favorite; in fact, you can purchase similar stained glass peacocks at Shop Graceland. If you’re in The Guest House at Graceland’s Founders lounge, look down – you’ll see this pretty peacock pattern, which was inspired by the Graceland peacocks.
The Founders room also features Jungle Room-styled features, like green drapery that is a nod to the Jungle Room’s green shag carpet.
Elvis Lights the Way
And that’s not all.
One of the restaurants, Delta’s Kitchen, is named after one of Elvis’ aunts; the theater is blue to pay homage to “Blue Suede Shoes,” and much more.
Book your stay at The Guest House at Graceland and let us know where you find Elvis!