If you like that southern hospitality & lifestyle, then apparently you’re going to love Memphis’ newest hotel, which blends modern ways with the traditional south.

Hu Hotel opened its doors in downtown Memphis this week, as city’s newest luxury property that offers boutique services along with sophistication and style adopted from well-known Tennesseean, Hugh ‘Hu’ Lawson White Brinkley.

Described by owners as “an ambitious and visionary hotel experience”, the Hu Hotel inhabits the old Tennessee Trust building, which was built in 1904 for the Bank of Commerce and Trust.


The building has since undergone a makeover while maintaining its historic charm to become a 110-hotel offering traditional guest rooms and luxury suites with views of the Mississippi River.

Three food and beverage concepts can be found within the hotel, including The Hu Café, which serves high-quality specialty coffee. There’s also the Hu Diner for dishes that hint at southern nostalgia blended with global flavours, and the Hu Rooftop where guests can watch the sunset over the Mississippi River while they enjoy a local cocktail.


Another highlight of the property is that it steps out onto South Main Street, Memphis’ historic art district where travellers will find the Memphis Farmers markets, Blues Foundation, National Civil Right Museum and Orpheum Theatre.

It’s also a short walk down to the riverside drive and enjoy the Riverbluff Walkway or take in the atmosphere at the Beale Street Landing.


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Hu Hotel opened its doors days before Memphis Tourism makes an appearance at IPW19, which is being held in Anaheim from 1-5 June 2019. KARRYON will be in attendance so keep an eye out for more news direct from the US. 


What do you think of the new property?