Chesapeake Hospitality to manage Memphis Crowne Plaza

Chesapeake Hospitality assumed management of the 230-room Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown hotel. Kim Sims, president of Chesapeake Hospitality, made the announcement.

More than $3.5 million will be invested in all public areas of the 11-story hotel to create a more modern feel, while highlighting Memphis’ culture. The renovations will include updates to the lobby, guestrooms, 6,300 square feet of meeting space, fitness center, heated outdoor pool and full-service restaurant and lounge. 

Memphis native Danny Hiatt is serving as the hotel’s GM, bringing more than 35 years of hospitality management experience and a proven track record of success in all facets of operations. Prior to joining the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown, he served as the GM of the 500-room Crowne Plaza Ravinia located in Atlanta’s upscale Perimeter Center. 

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Located adjacent to the Memphis Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, 12 miles from the Memphis International Airport and 1.5 miles from the Amtrak Station, the hotel is within walking distance to all downtown attractions, including the Beale Street Entertainment District, the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the newly opened Bass Pro Pyramid.