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Top Places for Sunday Brunch in Little Rock?

October 7th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Here at The Empress, we’d like to think we are a bit of an authority on both beds AND breakfasts! So, it should come as no surprise that we have the scoop on the best restaurants for Sunday brunch in Little Rock. Of course, we’d love for you to stay with us, but when you […]

2016 Arkansas State Fair Coming Soon to Little Rock

September 29th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

One of the biggest crowd producing events of the year is only 15 days away! The Arkansas State Fair begins October 14 with competitive events, live entertainment, livestock and everyone’s favorite- the food! The current Arkansas State Fair has been a tradition since 1938. Several incarnations, both before and after, were held on both sides of the river […]

The Empress Takes Part in Arkansas Halloween Events

September 22nd, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Arkansas Halloween festivities will be taking place all over town throughout the month of October. Grab your ghouls and goblins and check out some of these spooktacular events! Coming to Little Rock on October 8th is the 6th annual Arkansas Paranormal Expo. Vendors and speakers on all subjects of the supernatural including UFOs and “Bigfoot”, will […]

Empress Claims Spot on “100 Things to Do in Little Rock…”

September 7th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

If you live or work in Little Rock, you might already know the 100 things to do in Little Rock and you already know what a progressive city we are. With the Clinton Library, the headquarters for Heifer International, and a host of boutiques, museums, unique restaurants and nightlife, it’s no wonder Little Rock was […]

Period Pieces Bring Joy to Guests of The Empress

August 22nd, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress of Little Rock is a magnificent structure on its own. James Hornibrook spared no cost building what was to be the finest residence at the time in Arkansas. Much care has gone into selecting period pieces to complete the opulence of the house, from the Renaissance Revival half tester bed in our  Hornibrook […]

Big Dam Bridge 100 brings more bikers to Arkansas!

August 12th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

It was just last week that 40,000 Motorcyclists rolled in to The Natural State for the 39th National Bikers Round Up. The event started in 1977 and is held in a different state each year. Bikers from all over the United States travel for food, music and camaraderie. Next month another type of cyclist will ride into […]

Restaurant Month Deals Come to Little Rock

August 4th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Little Rock Restaurant Month kicked off August 1st, but there is still plenty of time to sample all of the culinary delights that Little Rock has to offer.   This year, the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying something a little different. Each week of Restaurant Month will focus on a portion of the […]

Pokemon Go in Little Rock at The Empress

July 25th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

If you have spotted people wandering around on their phones in downtown Little Rock, they might be hunting pokemon. Pokemon Go is the newest mobile app that has taken the country by storm. If you aren’t familiar with the game,  it is an augmented reality game in which real life players walk around their environments searching for pokemon to […]

Fun things to do on Labor Day in Arkansas

July 13th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ are here, but there are plenty of cool ways to spend the Arkansas Labor Day weekend. How do you stay cool on Labor Day? It wasn’t until the early 1900’s that electric fans first began appearing in homes. Before that, many inefficient methods were used: from the Romans who used […]

Outlets of Little Rock has first Sidewalk Sale

May 29th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced the center’s first Sidewalk Sale to be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27- 30!  Guests of the Empress are a short drive away from the center, so book your room now for an all access pass to savings! The overall mall wide clearance event […]