Introducing Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis:

The First Caption Branded Hotel Built in the World!

Not just in the community, but of the community.

That is Caption by Hyatt’s design promise. The first ever built Caption by Hyatt branded hotel–designed by HBG Design and built in Memphis, Tennessee–fully delivers. The upscale, select-service lifestyle brand introduces a dynamic hospitality experience with an unmistakable neighborhood feel.

The hotel is housed distinctively within the two-story historic façade of the William C. Ellis & Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop building in downtown Memphis. With its original stenciled building signage intact, the historic Ellis Building was repurposed for the Caption’s unique storefront beer garden and first two levels. It also creates the event, conference and meeting space shared by the Caption and the adjacent Hyatt Centric, Built in 1878, this former blacksmith shop was one of the earliest, longest-running businesses in Memphis. It made wrought-iron straps for carriages and shoes for horses and mules and was later used as an agricultural machinery repair shop.

A new 136-room hotel tower rises above, offering guests endless views of the Memphis skyline and the Mississippi River.

RD+D Magazine Honors the Caption by Hyatt's Innovative 'Talk Shop' RD+D Magazine Honors the Caption by Hyatt's Innovative 'Talk Shop'

The heart of Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis is ‘Talk Shop’, the brand’s reimagined arrival experience. Here, guests enjoy a lively multi-functional welcome area, all-day lounge and workspace. It features a coffee shop, eatery, grab-and-go artisanal market and cocktail bar. Energy reverberates throughout the colorful space, which was designed to encourage social interaction. It is a place to eat, drink, and connect – inside, and outside at the adjoining beer garden courtyard.

RD+D Magazine Honors 'Talk Shop'

The beer garden is an expansive patio is open to the street’s pedestrian walkway. The space is uniquely integrated within the building’s historic façade and allows guests to fully engage with the active downtown neighborhood.

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HBG planners and designers created a strong sense of place and a distinct ‘localvore’ urban experience for the Caption by Hyatt and the adjacent Hyatt Centric by drawing conceptual inspiration from Memphis’ rich riverfront industrial history found in the Ellis machine shop buildings, the city’s world-famous musical roots, and the city’s distinct ‘grit and grind’ attitude.