Elegance, Luxury and Comfort at the Majestic Madison Hotel

Rooms at the Madison Hotel

Luxury rooms at The Madison Hotel. Photo by Andrea Zucker.

View from Madison rooftop: Kelsey Maynard

Madison Hotel Rooftop

Madison Hotel Pool: Madison Hotel

Enjoy a Dip in the Madison Hotel Pool

Madison Hotel robe: Andrea Zucker

Relax at The Madison Hotel. Photo by Andrea Zucker.

Just looking at it from the outside, you’d never know that the Madison Hotel was once the Tennessee Trust Bank, but take a trip down to the basement, and you’ll see remnants of its previous incarnation.  A state-of-the-art fitness facility and lap pool are housed in the area that used to be the bank’s vault, where the steel door and walls remain, showcasing the building’s former glory.

The Tennessee Trust Bank Building was built in 1905, and at sixteen stories, it was considered to be one of Memphis’ first skyscrapers. In 2000, construction began to turn the abandoned building into a luxurious, boutique property, and in 2002, the Madison Hotel officially opened for business.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Memphis, just a few blocks north of The Orpheum Theatre, the FedExForum and Beale Street, the Madison Hotel has a sleek, contemporary vibe with Art Deco furniture and artwork. It is the perfect choice for those looking for comfort, class and luxury. The Madison is a member of the WORLDHOTELS Deluxe Collection, boasts a AAA Four Diamond rating and is consistently listed as one of the top hotels in the country by publications like Conde Nast Traveler, Zagat and Travel + Leisure.

Eighty3 food & drink, the hotel’s restaurant, attracts locals and visitors alike with a unique menu of small plates and a hip, relaxed atmosphere. Good bets include the bacon wrapped dates, chorizo sloppy joe sliders, honey-jalapeno cornbread and steak frites. Make sure you save room for the signature dessert: fried Oreos with fresh whipped cream.

If you’re looking for a place to get a great photograph of the Mississippi River, look no further than the Madison’s intimate rooftop terrace. Come this spring, the roof will feature comfortable, permanent seating, a canopy for protection from the elements and binocular viewers so you can see all the way out over the water. The best time to check it out will be Thursday nights for the Sunset Atop the Madison rooftop parties, which will have live music, drink specials and the best views in the city.