The Elvis.com site might be more than you would ever want to know about Elvis, Graceland, and its affiliated enterprises. It also offers more Graceland Vacation options than any normal Elvis fan would ever be able to experience or afford.
On it, you’ll find interesting facts – such as the fact that in America alone, Elvis has had 131 different RIAA Certified Gold, Platinum, or Multi-Platinum Recordings. Also, although Elvis never recorded in other languages, and his only performances outside of the U.S. amounted to only five shows in three Canadian cities back in 1957, 40% of his total record sales were in countries other than the U.S. You’ll learn that Elvis had 90 charting albums and 149 charting singles. Elvis appeared in 31 feature films and in two concert documentaries. Elvis was nominated for 14 Grammies, however, the only three he actually won were all for Gospel albums. Posthumously, Elvis did win the 1984 WC Handy Award – in recognition for his “keeping the blues alive in his music – rock and roll.”
Take a virtual tour of the special amenities offered in Elvis’ Heartbreak Hotel. Imagine treating your little sweet thang to a heart-shaped pool, the Burning Love Suite, the Hollywood Suite, or the Gold and Platinum Suite. Let’s not overlook the biggest draw for all Elvis fans, a “well-appointed” exercise room. The suites are priced from $469.90 double occupancy. Each guestroom is equipped cable television and free HBO and free in-house channel that runs continuous Elvis videos. It didn’t say, but for this price, I’m wondering if guests are allowed to shoot out the TV.
Get married in the Chapel in the Woods adjacent to Graceland. Need other spaces for events? Try Rockabilly’s Diner, or the Chrome Grille, where for $150, you can entertain your party with unlimited plays of Elvis on the Special Jukebox.
Ponder the menu from Elvis Presley’s Memphis Restaurant on Beale Street, where you can find the Hunka Hunka Burger, but you won’t find Fried Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches.
Tour the Gift shop, where you can set your table with official Elvis Dinnerware. You can also buy a 1955 Pink Cadillac Steering Wheel Column Table for $1500.
You’ll also learn about the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, including its “greatest endeavor of all,” Presley Place, where qualified homeless families can get up to one year of rent-free housing, child day care, employment counseling, money management training, and other life skills instruction to help them break the cycle of poverty and gain self-esteem and independence.