Hilton Memphis

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Hilton Memphis
Hilton Memphis, TN.jpg
Hotel chain Hilton
General information
Location United States
Address 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Memphis, Tennessee
Opening September 15, 1975[1]
Owner Davidson Hotel Company/RockBridge Partners[2]
Management Hilton Hotels
Height 329 ft (100 m)
Technical details
Floor count 27
Design and construction
Architect Francis Mah[3]
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The Hilton Memphis is the tallest hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.[4]

Located off Interstate 240 in East Memphis. the 27-story hotel was designed by Hawaiian-born Memphis architect Francis Mah[5] and was built by Boyle Investment.[6] Originally opened on September 15, 1975[7] as the Hyatt Regency Memphis, the hotel became the Omni Memphis Hotel in December 1989.[8] Just over two years later, it was sold to Adam's Mark Hotels and became the Adam's Mark Memphis[9] in May, 1992.[10] It was sold again to Wilton D. "Chick" Hill, a Memphis investor, and Crow Holdings of Dallas[11] on April 1, 2003.[12] The hotel was managed by Hill's Davidson Hotel Co.[13] It was briefly renamed the Park Vista Memphis Hotel[14] while it underwent a $12 million renovation to bring it up to Hilton brand standards,[15] before Hilton Hotels assumed management in 2004.[16] The Hilton was sold again to RockBridge Partners and Davidson Hotel Co. on May 14, 2007 for $45 million.[17]

The hotel is known for being a convention hotel; both MidSouthCon in 2011 and Airliners International in 2012 are being held there. The hotel has a gift shop, outdoor pool and whirlpool, and restaurant. [18] it is commonly used by politicians on election nights, and is known as where Lisa Marie Presley stays when she visits Memphis.[16]

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Coordinates: 35°06′19″N 89°52′05″W / 35.10528°N 89.86806°W / 35.10528; -89.86806