- Experience IHG Hotels in Memphis
Memphis is the second-largest city in Tennessee, with a population of more than 650,000. It sits in the southwestern corner of the state, and its greater metropolitan area, which includes communities in Arkansas and Mississippi, has more than 1.3 million residents. During the summer, the climate is hot and humid. Memphis is well-known for its cultural diversity, melt-in-your-mouth barbecue and jazz music.
During a visit to Memphis, dining at a local barbecue joint is a must. Quite a few restaurants serve Memphis-style meat and sides but make sure to check the reviews before you grab food. One of the top sites to visit is The National Civil Rights Museum, located in the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Thousands of visitors come from around the world to see this museum's civil rights movement exhibits.
When visiting Memphis, you have several hotel options in the downtown area. During the week, downtown tends to get busy as people commute to and from work. Beale Street is another historic area of Memphis, so staying at a hotel on this street makes it easy to get to attractions and see the sights. Several IHG hotel properties in Memphis have suites available with in-room kitchens and other amenities.
Flying into and out of the Memphis International Airport offers the easiest access to the city. It sits 7 miles southeast of downtown Memphis. Transportation is available throughout the city via the Memphis Area Transit Authority, which provides bus and trolley service.
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