EXCLUSIVE: Go inside the guest house at Graceland with Priscilla Presley


ET has been a frequent guest at Graceland and now Priscilla Presley is showing us the Guest House , a part of the beloved tourist attraction that lets visitors experience how Elvis would live today.

The Guest House at Graceland is a hotel adjacent to the King's mansion, which Priscilla helped design.

"This is a grand staircase, modeled after the staircase in the front room of Graceland," Priscilla says, giving a tour of the hotel. "This chandelier is a large version of the one that's hanging there now."

While the rooms inside the original mansion reflect Elvis' '70s style, The Guesthouse showcases a more updated version.

Ribbon cutting at the opening of The Guest House at Graceland.

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"We have five restaurants," Priscilla says. "We have kind of a man cave in the bar and grill, which has a huge pool table that Elvis loved to play. We have a 464-seat theatre for live performances, movies and large events."

The Guest House is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it was made public in 1982 to help pay for the massive upkeep.

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1st May 1967: American rock musician Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) and his wife, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, hugging each other on their wedding day, Las Vegas, Nevada. Priscilla wears her bridal gown and veil, and Elvis wears a shiny paisley jacket. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Outside an airport terminal building, fifteen-year-old American Priscilla Beaulieu stands amid a group of fans as she says goodbye to her then-boyfriend (and future husband) the soon-to-be-discharged US Army Sergeant (and popular singer) Elvis Presley, Friedberg, Germany, March 2, 1960. (Photo by James Whitmore/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
MEMPHIS, TN - CIRCA 1965: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley's wife Priscilla Beaulieu Presley poses for a portrait holding her little poodle circa 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 01: Wedding Photos of Elvis Presley to Priscilla on May 01,1967 (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Portrait of American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) and his girlfriend and later wife Priscilla Beaulieu, 1960s. (Photo by Max B. Miller/Fotos International/Getty Images)
1st May 1967: Rock and roll singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) holding hands with his bride, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, on their wedding day, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Tennessee, USA, 5th February 1968, Rock & Roll star Elvis Presley with his wife Priscilla proudly show their new born baby, 4 day old Lisa Marie, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
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The addition includes 450 luxurious rooms, concierge service, room service, a free airport shuttle, unique-themed VIP suites and an expansive space for special events.

Priscilla reveals that the Guest House has been 30 years in the making.

"We have had about three or four models that we previously looked at and declined because it just wasn't the right feel," Priscilla says. "We now have come to this amazing team of people who have put this together in a way that we feel is right for Elvis Presley."

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Graceland is still one of the biggest attractions in Memphis, Tennessee, and Priscilla reveals what she believes still draws people to Elvis today.

"I think his humble beginnings," she explains. "He is the American dream. He was the package deal -- his good lucks, his voice, how he was with people. He was just an amazing human being and I do feel that he was absolutely born to be who he was."

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Elvis died at the property in 1977 and is buried in the backyard of the estate along with his parents and grandmother. More than 600,000 fans visit each year to pay their respects.

"He was so proud of Graceland and anybody that came in that was a newcomer, first thing he did was show them all over Graceland," Priscilla says. "There's a bit of Elvis everywhere here."


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