The Westin plants you in the heart of the action, as Memphis’s closest hotel to the iconic Beale Street. “Sometimes you can even hear the partygoers from your room,” said our guide. Though my room was thankfully silent throughout my stay, I could look out at the lights that tried to tempt me out to the attractions on the hotel’s doorstep: The Museum of Rock & Roll, the Memphis Grizzlies Stadium, the Gibson Guitar Factory are all less than 100 meters away. Inside, the ground floor Bleu bar has a good choice of wines, which make up for the uninspiring eggs at breakfast. Upstairs, my room is spacious and draped in neutral tones and soft cotton sheets. The bathroom is gigantic for a city hotel and the scent of the refreshing white tea products lasts throughout the day. Guests can pack light here thanks to the Westin’s gym gear lending initiative, offering New Balance gym wear to guests for only $5. If you’re keen to borrow something more exciting though, there’s a Gibson lending scheme in reception so you can borrow a guitar to jam in your room.