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Historic Memphis Train Station Welcomes Boutique Hotel
A 105-year-old transportation hub in Memphis’ iconic South Main District has been transformed with the addition of a charming luxury boutique hotel. Memphis Central Station originally opened in 1914 and was operated by the Illinois Central Railroad. It fell into disrepair after a drastic decline in passenger train travel in the ‘60s but was revitalized in 1995 by the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
Today it is still an active train station, offering service to New Orleans and Chicago, and now it houses The Central Station Memphis, Curio Collection. The 123-room property features midcentury architectural design, a community-style restaurant and bar, meeting room spaces and art from local artist Jamie Harmon.
Music also plays a vital role at the property, with the hotel’s Listening Lounge/Bar that hosts an expansive vinyl record collection and legendary EgglestonWorks speakers.
Guests can dine onsite at Bishop, which serves French brasserie-style cuisine with Southern influence, featuring a charcuterie bar, specialty martinis and wines from each region of France. The lobby bar, 8 & Sand, offers local beers and live DJs.