Big Cypress Lodge in Memphis Brings the Wilderness Into the City

Big Cypress Lodge, a wilderness-inspired hotel inside the 32-story Memphis Pyramid that is now a one-of-a-kind Bass Pro Shops retail and lifestyle experience from founder Johnny Morris, has been honored with a “Loved by Guests Gold Award” from The coveted award distinguishes Big Cypress Lodge as one of the top hotels in the world and one of just 969 U.S. properties honored with a Gold Award. The annual “Loved by Guests Awards” from this leading online accommodation booking website determines a list of truly outstanding hotels in the world through expert analysis of millions of guest reviews. Those taking home the top prize of a “Loved by Guests Gold Award” must achieve an average guest review rating of 4.7 stars or higher (out of 5).

“We are thrilled to be named an exceptional hotel experience in the U.S. through the real-life reviews of savvy travelers who use to plan and book their travel,” said Nail Task, General Manager, Big Cypress Lodge. “This award is a testament to the passion of our team and our commitment to offering elevated personal service and special touches that celebrate the wonder of the 32-story Pyramid and its Bass Pro Shops lifestyle experience.”

Big Cypress Lodge is the sister resort to the renowned Big Cedar Lodge – a wilderness resort named the No. 1 Midwest hotel for the second consecutive year in the 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards – in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains, also the vision of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris. The awe-inspiring Big Cypress Lodge has similarly brought the magic of the great outdoors to the heart of Memphis since opening in 2015. Big Cypress Lodge features an elegant lobby that evokes a grand hunting lodge, 104 rustic-elegant guest rooms and suites, a spa and fitness center, five conference rooms and a patio space ideal for groups, meetings, events and celebrations.

The hotel sprawls across the second and third floors of Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and offers interior views of the vibrant lifestyle and retail areas on the ground floor that includes a vast Cypress Swamp with 100-foot-tall replica Cypress trees, streams and aquariums with thousands of fish and even an alligator pond. The Pyramid also features the country’s tallest free-standing elevator, two restaurants including The Lookout at the top of the Pyramid that offers panoramic views through glass window walls and observation decks, the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and dynamic activities including an archery range and spectacular underwater-themed bowling alley.

Rates at Big Cypress Lodge start from $199.

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