Resident ducks and phenomenal facilities unite to provide an unforgettable experience.
For decades the hotel's resident duckmaster has each morning directed five mallards from their rooftop Royal Duck Palace to the lobby, where they march along a red carpet to an Italian fountain to the tune of a John Philip Sousa march. (They return to their palace with equal ceremony in the early evening.) Not only does this take place in one of the most refined hotels in the South, the daily event is one of the reasons many guests stay here. This opulent property is primarily a convention and event hotel where you'll find teams for everything from weddings to executive board meetings to banquets for 3,000. A state-of-the-art Executive Conference Center and the massive Tennessee Exhibit Hall are just a few of the venues available. Essential leisure luxuries include The Capriccio Grill and Chez Philippe. The 468 guest rooms encompass suites, key-accessed Concierge Level accommodations and the Romeo & Juliet bi-level suite. With columns, balustrades and mosaic floors, the indoor swimming pool has a romantic, Grecian flair.