Site to feature artefacts never before seen outside of Graceland
A new Elvis Presley exhibition is to open in Las Vegas.
Then city’s Westgate Resort & Casino (where Presley performed over 600 shows) will host the permanent exhibit, which, as pointed out by Rolling Stone, will be known as ‘Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition – The Show – The Experience’.
Hundreds of artefacts never before displayed outside of the famous Graceland mansion in Memphis will be available to view at the site, which will also include a new showroom and wedding chapel dedicated to the King.
“Elvis is synonymous with Las Vegas and this property, so we are tremendously excited to have this new attraction and live show here to entertain Las Vegas visitors,” said David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts, in a statement. “It is a true honor to join forces with Elvis Presley’s Graceland to bring Elvis to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. We are thrilled to have Elvis back in the building.”
Joel Weinshanker, Managing Partner of Graceland Holdings, added: “Elvis redefined live entertainment in Las Vegas, so there’s no better location for this new venture than the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the very site where more people saw Elvis perform live than anywhere else in the world. The extensive exhibition, live shows and wedding chapel will together create an unprecedented Elvis experience for visitors.”
The 28,000 square feet site is due to open on April 23. For UK fans, ‘Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life’ is currently taking place at the O2 in London, showcasing over 300 artefacts from the Presley family’s treasured Graceland archives.