In an article last week at Commercial Observer, the owner and operator of last Peabody standing, The Peabody Memphis, and president of Peabody Hotels & Resorts,, told the newspaper that the brand is looking to go national and that New York City is on the radar. A bit of a recharge for the Peabody brand, it seems.
“We would love to be in New York—anybody would love to be in New York—and I think it’s a realistic possibility,” Browne told the newspaper, going on to say that Peabody is looking to partner with a hotel owner rather than developing a new hotel or acquiring an existing property. "By bringing the Peabody and our culture", Browne says, "we think we could add extra oomph to a unique brand.”
It sounds like Peabody already have their eye on a few properties and we can't help but wonder where they have in mind -- not to mention how this quaint Memphis tradition will go down in the NYC market. A unique brand in need of an extra "oomph?" Ideas?
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