The Peabody spreads its wings at 150, launches yearlong celebration

By Updated: February 07, 2019 10:03 AM CT | Published: February 06, 2019 7:35 PM CT
<strong>Peabody duckmaster and hotel historian Doug Weatherford hands rubber duck gifts to special guests Lucy Malouf (left), 4, Shelby Malouf (center), 15, and Charley Malouf (right), 9, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. In conjunction with the launch of its 150th anniversary celebration, the hotel has completed an $8.5 million renovation of its grand lobby and all 464 guest rooms and suites.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Peabody duckmaster and hotel historian Doug Weatherford hands rubber duck gifts to special guests Lucy Malouf (left), 4, Shelby Malouf (center), 15, and Charley Malouf (right), 9, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. In conjunction with the launch of its 150th anniversary celebration, the hotel has completed an $8.5 million renovation of its grand lobby and all 464 guest rooms and suites. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

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Downtown Memphis Hospitality industry hotel The Peabody
Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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