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Hotel Napoleon, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

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Experience a one-of-a-kind Hotel Napoleon, where each representative is dedicated to providing nothing less than extraordinary service. Opened fall of 2016, this boutique, upscale hotel offers guests 58 unique rooms and two suites. Designed inside the original five story Press Scimitar Building built in 1902, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The builder, Napoleon Hill (1830-1909), was the richest man in the city and lived in an impressive mansion across the street in the location of the present day Sterick Building. Before entering the hotel you can discover the historic integrity of one of the finest turn-of-the-century commercial buildings based on skillful and imaginative design from two important Memphis architects in their time (Chigazola 1869-1911 and Hunker 1876-1958). Take time to admire the corbelled balconets with elaborate iron railings, breathtaking Romanesque structures featuring a row of lions and fleur-de-lis running beneath the cornice along with crests of Mr. Napoleon Hill. Festooned lions head masks placed between the circular arched windows, various textures of stonework, in addition to foliated reflief carvings From the entrance you will discover remarkable character preserved throughout the hotel and in each guest room, all with contemporary conveniences. Some rooms feature prominent bay windows facing north and south, overlooking the exciting downtown Memphis skyline. You will be greeted before ever entering the building by a personal valet who will take care of parking your vehicle, for a daily fee, or you may self-park. Once inside the dynamic lobby, you will notice the original Tennessee marble, along with the contemporary flair. Make your way to the front desk where a quick and efficient check-in will occur, all while you are enjoying a complimentary glass of wine or champagne. Our experienced concierge can assist you with any detail to make your visit memorable and will go above and beyond to make any of your special arrangements, including any Goulds Day Spa and Salon in-room services. You will find that everyone at Hotel Napoleon is dedicated to every attention to details, no matter how small. Luna Restaurant and Bar provides an intimate settings for Breakfast 6am-10am daily, Lunch 11am-2pm daily and dinner 4pm-10pm Sunday-Thursday and 4pm-11pm Friday and Saturday. Full room service is available during restaurant hours and limited room service available 24 hours. The bar offers an extensive wine list, local craft beers and signature cocktails. Chef Jeanes' desire of offering a dining experience of something that is ascetically pleasing as it is delicious and nutritious while in a beautiful, positive ambiance. Creating a memorable experience from a menu focused on the ingredients being “On time and place” dishes and cocktails that are simple beautiful and delicious. Exploring flavors of the south through modern and classic techniques and dishes inspired by an array of cultures, with a majority of ingredients are sourced from local purveyors. Available at any time in the lobby, guests may enjoy a fresh cup of expresso, cappuccinos, or lattes, all with a push of a button. Upon entering your guest room, you will take notice of your luxurious surroundings. Some guest rooms have exposed original brick. All rooms feature large, original, ornate window frames that allow beautiful light as well as a great view of bustling downtown Memphis. Rooms include one king or two queen size beds. Get lost in a restful night of slumber on our Simmons Choice Beautyrest mattress wrapped in 250 count Egyptian linens. Guests are catered to with nightly turn down service, Free WIFI, Quibe Blue, which allows you to listen to your favorite music via Bluetooth, 50” LED TVs, with Direct TV and movie channels, work desk and chair, refrigerators, irons and boards. Lavish guest bathrooms include plush bath robes, rainfall showerheads, and designer toiletries, make up mirrors and hair dryers. Hotel Napoleon has two suites. Each suite is appointed with a king size bed in the bedroom and a separate living room with a sofa bed. One suite is handicap accessible, with a walk in shower. There is a 50" LED TV in each room. Fitness facility located on the ground level offers treadmills, a cross trainer and Nautilus Instinct Multi Adjust Bench. Executive business center located in the lobby offers the busy traveler complimentary use of computer. Wireless printing is available from your room. Guest services will assist you with copies and fax. Feel free to spend some quiet time in our reading nook on the lobby level. Concierge service from 7am to 11pm. Valet service will be from 7am to 11:30pm, cost is $25 per day. Check in 3pm, check out 11 am.
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Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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I figured being a Choice Hotel member, I'd give this new 'Hotel Napoleon' a try when meeting up with best friends in Memphis for a weekend getaway. I am SO GLAD I did! What a gem! It's the old Memphis Press Scimitar building (that I found out my dad actually wrote for back in
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Response from Denise C, Director of Sales at Hotel Napoleon, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Responded 19 Jan 2017
THANK YOU so much for your kind words and sharing your experience with us. We are so glad you decided to give us a try. How neat that your dad used to write for the Memphis Press Scimitar. I hope you noticed the archives of the paper we have in the lobby that guests are able to look through, it would be fun to find an article that he wrote. Our corner rooms are amazing with the original curved windows. We look very forward to having you back as our guest.
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First of all, I called the hotel directly to book and chatted with Rocky who is possibly the friendliest person on earth! It was nice to call and actually talk to someone at the hotel instead of having to call a 1-800 number like larger chain hotels. Upon arrival, we were
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Response from Denise C, Director of Sales at Hotel Napoleon, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Responded 17 Jan 2017
Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We appreciate the great compliments. Rocky is one of a kind, as well as all of our team members. The curved windows are so beautiful, and original to the 1902 building. So glad your little girl enjoyed the view. We look forward to having you as our guest again.
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I don't know where to start - the hotel was just remodel it is amazing!!!! I am so pleased with the rooms. It is also within walking distance of Beale street and BB King restaurant was the best wow - you got to try Gus chicken OMG I will rate it also - this hotel is beautiful,
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Response from Denise C, Director of Sales at Hotel Napoleon, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Responded 16 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your compliments. We love hearing about our guests experience. Unfortunately we do not have a pool, however we do have a great fitness room, it is located on the ground level. I'm sorry you missed it. Please make sure and check it out on your next visit.
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I can't recommend Hotel Napoleon and their staff high enough.. Hotel was beautiful and conveniently located BUT the staff were amazing... They went above and beyond to assist us with our room needs, specific eating places...local attractions and local information.. ROCKY the
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Response from Denise C, Director of Sales at Hotel Napoleon, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Responded 12 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your compliments. We love to hear of our guests experience when staying with us. Our concierge, Rocky is truly the best, along with our entire team. We look very forward to having you stay with us again and again.
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The hotel alone is Amazing, the decor and the rooms are so beautiful, My room had two huge windows that looked out on the city. But the staff makes me want to never leave. I wanted to watch a football game and wasn't sure where to go. I stopped by the front desk and asked
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Response from Denise C, Director of Sales at Hotel Napoleon, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Responded 9 Jan 2017
Hello Amber, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience. We appreciate you taking the time. It is our daily goal to go above and beyond and having Rocky and all our great team members, make it easy to succeed. We look forward to having you as our guest again.
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A mix of the old and the new.
Beautiful room! Chic and comfortable.
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I have no clue. A quick call should settle it.
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They have a valet service as you pull up to the door. I hope this helps I don't recall the fee. Cheers Mark
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Yes. We walked!
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"Do NOT stay at this hotel....EVER!!"
"King suites are ground floor/street level with traffic/parking garage right outside large windows. We moved to Queen room for this reason."
"Sadly, despite the location and the rooms were really fine, i would pick another hotel"
"I had a room on the corner, so more interesting views than some other rooms"
"Ground floor my be noisy with foot traffic right outside..."
US$191 - US$446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Winchester, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
United StatesTennesseeMemphis
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