In the mid-1950s, the Gulf Hills Golf Club and Resort in Ocean Springs, MS was a favorite hangout of Elvis Presley.
Presley would rent out the entire resort, all the villas and several nearby houses in the Gulf Hills subdivision when he came to town.
Now, after wrestling with the notion, the resort has decided to embrace the Elvis factor. It took years of preparation, remodeling and redecorating, but it has opened for reservations the "Love Me Tender Love Me Suite."
The suite is a three-bedroom wing on the second floor that has a mezzanine, a parlor with upholstered bar and a hall of fame that runs the length of the suite.
General Manager Donna Brown says part-owner Karen Mavar and interior designer Ray Ebberman created the suite's authentic look and feel of the 1950s.
The "Love Me Suite" rents for $1,000 a night. No children are allowed because it is furnished with antiques and irreplaceable memorabilia, like an ashtray from the Pink Pony Lounge where he performed on the grounds.