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The Peabody Hotel

The Peabody Hotel paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 01/18/2018
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In 1925 a newer, grander Peabody was built at its present location at Union and 2nd Street continuing the legacy of the "South's Grand Hotel."

149 Union Avenue
Memphis , TN 38103
Phone: 907-529-4000
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 35.1426413
Lon: -90.05198459999997

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 2
Stories: 1
Claims: 3
Evidence: 0
Resources: 1
Retrievals: 19749
Vistor Rating: 3.8
Votes: 4

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Peabody history dates back to 1869 and when the original Peabody Hotel opened on the corner of Main & Monroe and immediately became the social and business hub of Memphis. In 1925 a newer, grander Peabody was built at its present location at Union and 2nd Street continuing the legacy of the "South's Grand Hotel." It was 1933 when ducks were originally placed in the hotel's lobby fountain, setting in motion an 80-year tradition that continues today with the March of the Peabody Ducks. The Peabody name has become synonymous with the 5 North American mallard ducks that are now the living symbol of the Peabody brand.

The company that brought The Peabody back to life when they purchased the hotel is Belz Enterprises, a highly successful, multifaceted real estate development and management firm based in Memphis, Tennessee. Starting out as one of the largest Holiday Inn franchisers in the business and then moving on to full-service luxury hotels, Belz Enterprises has a long standing history within the hotel industry.

Most recently, Belz Enterprises has established Peabody Hotels & Resorts, a hotel and resort management venture that will leverage the ongoing Peabody brand success. Peabody Hotels & Resorts provides solutions for raising brand awareness and increasing financial performance via its long-standing tradition of providing exceptional hotel experiences and creating memories that last a lifetime. Legendary, charming, elegant, and grand are just a few words that describe what sets Peabody Hotels apart from other hotel brands.

Added by: sdonley on 01/18/2018 DB#:367

Added by: sdonley on 01/18/2018 DB#:368


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

The Peabody Hotel is well known in the area for the Peabody Ducks that live on the rooftop and visit the lobby daily. The peabody hotel is also known for being haunted by a ghost that likes to wander around the Eleventh floor of the hotel. This ghost like to whisper as he walks through the hotel and guests have also noticed cold spots and strange noises all coming from the eleventh floor.

Added by: sdonley on 01/18/2018 DB#:1367

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2693 01/18/2018 sdonley Guests have heard whispers on the eleventh floor.
2694 01/18/2018 sdonley Guests have noticed cold spots on the eleventh floor.
2695 01/18/2018 sdonley Guests have heard strange noises coming from the eleventh floor.

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Top 9 Most Haunted Hotels in Tennessee
Added: 01/18/2018 By: sdonley
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