Oat Foundry Flap Board Ties New Memphis Hilton Garden Inn to its Transit “Routes”
From 1950 to 2011, the site of the new downtown Hilton Garden Inn Memphis was home to the city’s Greyhound Bus Station. A gateway to Downtown Memphis, the station was a hub for local travelers and visitors. In an effort to keep the element of travel alive in downtown after the Greyhound station moved to the Memphis Area Transit Authority and to improve the area in the heart of the city, a Hilton Garden Inn was erected in its place.
The new seven floor hotel houses 150 rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool and a slew of meeting and event spaces – which is to be expected from the brand. But when opening this specific Hilton Garden Inn, the owners wanted to create a lifestyle brand that offers visitors, a unique, local feel.
Traveling Back in Time
When building out the design of the hotel’s main spaces, including the lobby, reception, restaurant and the hotel’s upscale gin bar – The Greyhound, the design firm, 1213ID wanted to honor the history of the site and at the same time, incorporate elements of the city’s deep musical roots.
Greetings from 1950!
(postcard from Memphis bus station gift shop)