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The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - WHEN TO BOOK MEMPHIS - EX­PE­DIA.COM.AU

THE PEABODY MEM­PHIS OVERNIGHT RATE $317 (TRA­DI­TIONAL ROOM)

Five ducks walk into a bar … from their pent­house home, via the el­e­va­tor, then pro­ceed down a red car­pet to the ho­tel foun­tain. The punch­line is that this long­stand­ing cha­rade has hap­pened twice daily since the 1930s. The Peabody Ducks, as they’re known, even have a Duck­mas­ter who has dou­bled as body­guard for their celebrity ap­pear­ances on

The Oprah Win­frey Show and Tonight Show. You won’t find any duck on the menu at on-site res­tau­rant Chez Philippe. Tra­di­tional af­ter­noon tea is served be­tween 1pm-3.30pm and, for the kids, there’s Duckie Tea. Dat­ing back to 1925, this beau­ti­ful his­toric build­ing was ren­o­vated with all the mod cons in 2013 while keep­ing an an­tique aes­thetic. The ho­tel is firmly planted in the heart of ‘Blues City’, close to the Gib­son gui­tar fac­tory and Sun Stu­dio.

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