Arrive Hotel Memphis: A blend of Southern charm and urban chic

ByAndrea Thompson

June 27, 2024

The Arrive Hotel in Memphis is ideally located at 477 S Main Street, in the city’s centre, offering a distinctive mix of Southern hospitality and modern style. Its history stretches back to the 19th century when it was initially built as a townhouse.

Upon entering Arrive Memphis, the décor is a seamless blend of vintage allure and contemporary style. The lobby, with its lofty ceilings, luxurious leather couches, and oversized comfortable chairs, adds the feeling of  the warmth in a friend’s living room.  Michelle Fair’s artwork adds a personal touch to the walls and is even featured on the hotel’s key card.

The property, once a manufacturing warehouse, retains remnants of its industrial past. Original features like ladders, gear shifts, and old machine parts contribute to its aesthetic charm.

The 62 guest rooms each feature exposed brickwork walls and expansive windows offering stunning views of downtown Memphis. The industrial aesthetic is softened by delicate floral wallpaper, Turkish rugs, and pristine Bellino Fine Linens. Ample wardrobe and bathroom spaces are standard in each room. Guests can indulge in plush robes, Grown Alchemist Bath amenities, and artwork by Memphis-native Michelle Fair, alongside modern conveniences like Apple TVs with live streaming apps, a Marshall Bluetooth speaker, and a thoughtfully stocked minibar with snacks and refreshments.

ARRIVE Memphis offers 1,200 square feet of meeting space, which includes, a conference room with a variety of flexible setups from meeting, office or group use for about 20 people and then The Poker Room, inspired by Elvis Presley’s billiards room at Graceland for up to 8 persons.

The hotel’s café, Hustle & Dough, offers an all-day bakery and café experience with fresh pastries and coffee. Longshots, located downstairs, provides music into the early hours and features the city’s sole shuffleboard bar. Additionally, Bar Hustle serves creative cocktails and light snacks, and there’s also the coffee shop, Vice & Virtue.

With nearby local attractions

  • Orpheum Theatre: Experience a live performance at this historic venue.
  • Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum: Immerse yourself in the city’s musical legacy.
  • FedExForum: The arena for the Memphis Grizzlies and a venue for major concerts.
  • South Main Arts District: Discover an array of galleries, boutiques, and eateries.
  • Memphis-style BBQ: A staple on every street.
  • Memphis Trolley
  • Beale Street, where music resonates from every corner.
  • The city also boasts historic landmarks and attractions such as Graceland, the National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Arrive Hotel Memphis isn’t just a place to stay-it’s an immersion into the city’s soul. Whether you’re drawn by the historic charm, the vibrant local scene, or the blend of old and new, Arrive offers an authentic Memphis experience.