A Memphis Landmark
Welcome to Hotel Napoleon, where each representative is dedicated to providing nothing less than extraordinary service. Opened fall of 2016, this boutique, upscale hotel offers guests 56 guest rooms and 2 suites. Designed inside the original five story Press-Scimitar Building built in 1902, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The builder, Napoleon Hill (1830-1909) was the richest man in the city and lived in an impressive mansion across the street in the location of the present day Sterick Building. The Memphis Press-Scimitar was the evening newspaper that was published until the mid 1980’s.
A Nod to the Past
Before entering the hotel you can discover the Historic integrity of one of the finest turn of the century commercial buildings based on skillful and imaginative design from two important Memphis architects in their time ( Chigazola 1869-1911 and Hunker 1876-1958) Take time to admire the corbelled balconettes with elaborate iron railings, breathtaking Romanesque structures featuring a row of lions and fleur-de-lis running beneath the cornice along with crests of Mr. Napoleon Hill.
Modern Luxury with Old-World Charm
Above the Madison Street entrance, if you look up and left, you will see the N Crest, to the right you will see the H crest. Festooned lions head masks placed between the circular arched windows, various textures of stonework, in addition to foliated relief carvings.
From the entrance you will discover remarkable character preserved throughout the hotel and in each guest room, all with contemporary conveniences. Some rooms feature prominent bay windows facing north and south, overlooking the historic landscape of downtown Memphis.
An Authentic Experience
You will be greeted before ever entering the building by a personal valet who will take care of parking your vehicle, for a daily fee, or you may self-park. Once inside the dynamic lobby, you will notice the original Tennessee marble in the lower lobby and stairs, along with the contemporary flair. Our experienced concierge can assist you with any detail to make your visit memorable and will go above and beyond to make any of your special arrangements. You will find that everyone at Hotel Napoleon is dedicated to every attention to details, no matter how small.