The Central Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton opened in Memphis’ South Main District. The 123-room hotel transformed the city’s 105-year-old historic transportation hub and features architectural and design elements that honor the building’s—and neighborhood’s—history.
The property, managed and operated by Valor Hospitality Partners, offers amenities and immersive experiences drawn from South Main’s distinct history in music, art and craftsmanship, including Memphis-influenced music programming.
“The property retains the original architecture of South Main’s transportation hub while infusing contemporary design that will delight guests and immerse them in the musical culture and heritage of Memphis," said McLean T. Wilson, principal, Kemmons Wilson Company and owner, The Central Station Hotel.
Guest Room, The Central Station Hotel
The eight-floor boutique hotel's 123 guest rooms, including nine suites, evoke the essence of Memphis through their rich color scheme and interactive experiences.
Guest rooms feature tall ceilings, original oversized double hung windows, custom artwork from local photographer Jamie Harmon and views of the historic South Main neighborhood 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, controlled through a handcrafted knob on the room’s desk.
The Central Station offers 8,000 square feet of event and meeting space, including a 6,500-square-foot Grand Hall ballroom that occupies the transportation hub’s former waiting room space.
The Grand Hall features the original train marquee, 33-foot ceilings and light fixtures inspired by train lanterns. The property also offers a prefunction space and two boardrooms.
Lobby, The Central Station Hotel
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 for guests to enjoy among comfortable sofas, parlor-style seating and a unique vinyl art installation.
A daily house DJ spins records from a booth designed from an old church organ and a Memphis-inspired playlist is broadcast throughout the bar and lobby.
8 & Sand also features a separate, acoustically constructed Listening Lounge, showcasing Memphis-based audio designer Jim Thompson’s EgglestonWorks speakers and the hotel’s original written and produced podcasts on specific Memphis styles of music as explained by an artist of that genre.
Bishop, the onsite restaurant, is slated to open in November. Led by award-winning chefs Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer, Bishop will offer a Southern twist on French brasserie cuisine.
“We are incredibly honored 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.”
Additional amenities include a fully equipped fitness center and 3,750 square feet of retail space.
Information is based off a press release from The Central Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.