Historic hotel shuts out street noise for a more restful stay


The Peabody Hotel’s thoughtful renovation met visitors’ requests for a quieter stay with help from EFCO’s 6711 Fixed Windows. The noise-reducing windows added comfort while maintaining the building’s historical façade.


Customer: Pitman Glass
EFCO Product: 6711 Fixed Windows

The Peabody Hotel has been the center of the Memphis business and social scene since opening in 1869. After moving to its current location in 1925, the grand hotel withstood wars and economic crises to become a cornerstone of downtown revitalization after a 1981 renovation. Through it all, traditions such as the March of the Peabody Ducks have continued to draw travelers from around the world.

With its most recent renovation, the Peabody Hotel once again had an opportunity to make improvements. When planning the renovation, the hotel management asked former guests for their advice to help determine what deserved the most attention. Visitors voiced the need to shut out noise from the busy Memphis nightlife.

Hoping to provide guests with a more restful stay, Pitman Glass reached out to EFCO for durable, noise-reducing windows that would meet National Register of Historic Places requirements.

Keeping the rich history of The Peabody Hotel in mind, EFCO created custom dies and profiles based on the hotel’s original blueprints to replicate the design of the 1925 windows. Each of the 880 EFCO 6711 fixed windows was glazed with insulated glass to dramatically increase both thermal and acoustical performance, resulting in a quieter and more comfortable stay for guests.