on January 7, 2005
When can a hotel be more than a place to stay? When it's a grand Southern hotel. The Peabody fits the "bill." With the way the city is built up in the area, you don't get a true feel for the Southern/French hunting lodge design until you're inside the hotel. We visited during Christmas time, so it was decked out in beautiful classic green and red with a grand tree by the lobby fountain/duck pond. The kids loved watching the ducks swim around. After we had our fill, we took an elevator up to the rooftop home of the ducks. We had the roof to ourselves on a warm November day and were not disappointed. You could see the action of Beale Street, the bustle of downtown, and the new baseball diamond. There were murals, and you could even walk into the duck pen!
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