Last week I was invited to a whirlwind tour of the Memphis Downtown. I was very surprised at the amount of changes and innovations that are happening in this wonderful city! I stayed at the Sheraton Downtown. This hotel was perfect location for any type of meeting or convention that may be going on. It is attached to the Memphis Convention Center and one of the benefits for our corporate clients is that when you contract with the Sheraton you can also contract with the Convention Center. The executive chef for Sheraton is also over the Convention Center and we had a chance to meet him and experience his wonderful "made from scratch" menu's a few times! Another benefit to contracting with them is you get him all to yourself for both properties!
The downtown itself is really reinventing itself. With the addition of the Bass Pro Shops in the downtown and the rich history of music and culture they are all coming together to make Memphis a new place that is full of wonderful experiences. We did get to tour the beautiful Big Cypress Lodge that is inside the Bass Pro Shop Pyramid. The rooms and conference meeting spaces are all rustically furnished and are spotless. Very clean and polished. This is a great venue for smaller meetings and groups!
I did get to enjoy the Memphis in May festivities. Reminded me of tailgating at OSU at times. I did enjoy it but I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I knew someone that was competing. That was an amazing experience where people from all over the world come in to compete in different BBQ competitions. Everything I ate was delicious! I highly recommend a stop at Central BBQ. Again a highly rewarded BBQ restaurant in Memphis. Melt in your mouth BBQ! We will be doing a group tour in 2018 to this area but for our corporate clients give us a call as Memphis could be your next great meeting location!
Leigh Ann Arnholt