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Easter Sunrise Service in Little Rock

March 11th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Celebrate Easter Sunrise Service  Sunday, March 27th at 7:00 a.m. at the First Security Amphitheater in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.  Every year, thousands gather on the banks of the Arkansas River and proclaim the good news that Christ is risen. The service will also be broadcast live on KATV Channel 7. The Annual Community Easter Sunrise Service is […]

Purse-onas exhibit at Esse Purse Museum

March 3rd, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

ESSE Purse Museum is pleased to showcase the Purse-onas photo exhibit by  JasonTravis , which features photo portraits of people of all ages above a photo of each person’s bag or purse and its contents, offering an intimate look into the lives of others. In conjunction with the exhibit’s opening, ESSE will resume “The ESSE […]

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show in Little Rock this weekend

February 26th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

  The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is the largest three day celebration of gardening in the state.  The goal of the Show is to cultivate interest in the Natural State through what is grown for beauty and sustenance. Visitors come to learn about gardening and shop for their homes and gardens February 26-28, 2016 […]

Spring Break in Little Rock

February 17th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Little Rock Spring Break is coming quickly teachers, parents, vacationers and everyone else who likes to get away in March!  The Empress would love to be Spring Break headquarters for your couple, family or group.  With rooms ranging from affordable to super luxurious, we have an option for everyone.  Need some examples of our amazing […]

Best Romantic Restaurants in Little Rock

February 10th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Have you booked your romantic valentine’s reservation at The Empress for Valentine’s Day yet?  We aren’t full yet (but you better book quick, we only have a couple of rooms available!) If you have already booked your room and all of your romantic add-ons (click here to see more)  then you might need some romantic […]

Grand High Tea at the Empress

January 15th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

In a time and city that seems to always be in a hurry, it is sometimes nice to slow down and enjoy life’s luxuries.  The Grand High Tea at The Empress of Little Rock is the perfect place to do just that. Grand High Tea at the “Downtown Abbey” –Sundays at 3:00 p.m. by reservation only Capture […]

School Tours Haunted Legends

January 12th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — On Thursday, kids at the Hot Springs Intermediate School got a lesson in state history they will not soon forget. It was about the haunted legends that lurk throughout Arkansas, and it got us here at THV11 thinking– what are some spooky stories here in Little Rock? Many will tout the […]

Empress Featured on Exploring Arkansas

January 7th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Chuck’s Blog — “Exploring Arkansas” Jan. 2016   Posted on 31 Dec 2015 From 4-wheeling atop Mt. Magazine, to attending the South’s largest craft fair, to touring a historicVictorian mansion, to taking a drive along the “Take Your Breath Away” scenic route — it’s all coming up during a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” […]

New Year’s Eve Menu 2016

December 29th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Delicious Menu for our 2016 New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner Dance!   Thia year’s New Year’s Eve Downton Abbey Wine Dinner Dance with repeat a gourmet menu and pared wines with complementary wines selected by our House Sommelier.  Join us for a wonderful unique experience from the 1880’s as a treasured guest of the […]

Five myths about bed and breakfasts

December 29th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Everett Potter, Special for USA TODAY4:02 a.m. CST December 29, 2015 ( Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) In a world where Airbnb and VRBO have become go-to choices for accommodations, the cozy bed and breakfast seems to have been all but forgotten. Yet many of these small, welcoming family-run places have changed with the times. You might […]