Interesting, I am planning to go to Memphis for two days during Elvis week. I have looked at the Madison and the Westin on Beale. It is strange that some native to Memphis want to distance themselves from EPE. With the crime rate, terrible education system, and general mass exodus most are making from Memphis to surrounding towns they had better not forget why people bother to remember their city. I am from Kentucky and plan on moving to a Nashville suburb after graduation, but I have never considered Memphis because of it's negative attributes. If EPE does want it plans on doing and working with the city to renovate the area surrounding Graceland, many more tourists will feel more welcome to visit. I know I will.