The hotels used will meet the standard of a good, four-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.
Hyatt Regency, Houston Galleria (night 1)
This new hotel, located next door to the Galleria, Houston's shopping, dining and entertainment district, has a restaurant and bar, a gym, and an outdoor swimming pool with a deck. All the guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, bathrooms with rain showers, coffee-makers, safes and TV.
Wyndham French Quarter, New Orleans (nights 2-3)
In the heart of the buzzing French Quarter, this hotel has its own sports bar and a restaurant, as well as an indoor swimming pool. All the rooms in this hotel have air conditioning, TV with pay-per-view movies and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa, Florence (Muscle Shoals) (night 4)
This impressive Muscle Shoals hotel boasts a rooftop restaurant, a bar with outdoor dining, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Each guest room has a fridge and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Clarion Hotel Stadium, Nashville (night 5)
This impressive, modern hotel has a restaurant, a pub and an indoor swimming pool. Each of the guest rooms has a fridge and a microwave.
The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis (nights 6-7)
This new hotel offers guests the chance to stay just a few steps from the gates of Graceland. Every aspect of the hotel is designed to reflect the King's personal style, from the Southern Colonial exterior to the restaurants, bar, theatre and gift shop - and even the seasonal swimming pool and pool bar. Each room is comfortably furnished and has a fridge, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also runs a reasonably priced shuttle service to Beale Street.
Little Rock Marriott, Little Rock (night 8)
This chic, modern hotel is located in downtown Little Rock, and has a restaurant and coffee shop. Other amenities include a spa and a fitness centre.
Hyatt Place Historic Stockyards, Fort Worth (nights 9-10)
Walk out from this modern hotel into the lively action of the Stockyards. Facilities include a gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a small restaurant offering an included hot buffet breakfast and a bakery counter with a bar. The guest rooms are very comfortably furnished.
Crockett Hotel, San Antonio (nights 11-12)
This historic hotel stands in the heart of the city, across from the Alamo and close to the Riverwalk's many restaurants and bars. It has an outdoor swimming pool, and continental breakfasts are included free for all guests. The guest rooms are all well-appointed and feature attractive plantation shutters.
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in a conveniently located, alternative hotel of a similar standard.