Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Peabody Hotel

In the wee hours of the 1930s a couple of guys were coming back from a day of hunting (and drinking), and thought it would be funny if they placed their live decoy ducks in the water fountain of their hotel.  I'm sure the booze had nothing to do with it.

Thankfully, the ducks were quite welcomed by the other guests of the hotel and thus began The Peabody Hotel's tradition of the march of the ducks.

To this day, at each of the three Peabody Hotel locations - Little Rock, Memphis, and Orlando -  each hotel hosts ducks in their lobby fountains twice a day.

While the Marriott has acquired The Peabody Hotel in Little Rock (and there is uncertainty as to continuing the tradition of the march of the ducks), both the Peabody in Memphis and the Peabody in Orlando remain under current ownership and the march of the ducks tradition will continue on!