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Empress Series – Episode 2 -John Edward Murray Suite

September 19th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

At The Empress of Little Rock, The John Edward Murray Mini-Suite is one of our most unique and romantic rooms because it resides in the 3 1/2 story Gothic Queen Anne tower overlooking the front fountain and feels like two separate rooms.  Originally Mr. Hornibrook’s Morning Parlor, it is named for Pine Bluff native and […]

The Empress Series- Episode 1-Hornibrook Suite

September 7th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Amazing guest experiences start with guest service and luxury guestrooms. Welcome to The Empress Series: Stories From an 1888 Gothic Queen Anne Mansion with amazing guest rooms!!

Katy Perry Comes To Little Rock

May 27th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Kathy Perry Concert comes to Little Rock in January. The Empress is the place to stay.

New York Times: Tired of Mother’s Day Brunch? Try Tea!

April 29th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

New York Times is offering a better alternative to Mother’s Day Brunch, a unique experience with Mom with a British bent, Victorian Grand High Tea. An opportunity to connect with our vintage past and our family ties!

Best Travel Deals? The Truth About Booking Engines

March 28th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

    Are you getting the best travel deals by booking thru online booking  engines (OTA’s)? Or are you losing options because the travel industry is being gobbled up by key players like Expedia, Sabre (the booking engine for American Airlines) and other large players, not unlike the Walmart experience in the 1980’s and 90’s? […]

The Phantom of the Opera Haunting Little Rock

February 16th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Legendary musical, The Phantom of the Opera comes to Little Rock!  The two week run begins March 8. The all new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning show is being brought to life again by producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. It is described as an updated version, retaining original elements of music, script, and lyrics. […]

Stepping Out on a Ledge with Empress Reviews to Inform Future Guests

February 7th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

When you have been in business for 23 years, you learn to accept that you will never be all things to all people. Fortunately for us, our Empress reviews more often than not have been positive,  and our guests manage to capture our best side.  We rely on Empress reviews to help us improve and […]

Here Comes the Bride! Bridal Trends for 2017

January 29th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

  December is statistically the most popular month for proposals in the United States. With an average engagement period of 16 months, this makes Spring and Summer prime time for nuptials! Below are some of the hottest bridal trends you’ll see in 2017. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  Vintage Glamour According to multiple online sites […]

Resolve to Travel in 2017 with These Easy Tips!

January 11th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

According to recent statistics, at least 15% of people nationwide resolved to travel more in 2017. Spontaneous travel can be difficult for many reasons, but most obstacles are easily overcome. Below are the top three excuses people don’t travel and ways to combat these issues so you can succeed in your travel resolution long after […]

How to Host a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

December 29th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Preparing for a formal dinner party, like those of ‘Downton Abbey’, can be a massive undertaking, especially if it is a holiday or event that requires extra preparations to make the evening special. At The Empress of Little Rock, we begin preparing for our New Year’s Eve dinner party months ahead! Attention to detail is […]