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Topic - Jack Soden
When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a moneymaking business that has helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.
When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.
"When we started exploring plans for long term growth, a new hotel facility was a priority," Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, said in a statement. "We feel the time is right for growth at Graceland and we are excited about this proposed project, which would enable Graceland to enhance the visitor experience and deliver an even higher level of world class hospitality and customer service to the hundreds of thousands of guests who visit from around the world each year."
"It has never left Graceland. It has been there in the auto museum in Graceland. This car has not been run in 25 years," said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. "If we had fully restored it, it would be a 1973 Stutz. But leaving that little bit of that DNA of Elvis - the original seats in the condition they are in, little nicks here and there - that makes it Elvis'