Lots of hotels will treat you like a king, but how many will treat you like The King? No, not Larry. Or Bernard, though that would mean you'd get a huge bed. To be treated like The King, get the Elvis in Music City package at Nashville's Loews Vanderbilt
Available through Aug. 16, this fat vacation deal commemorates Presley's 75th birthday year with a dizzying slate of activities that, from the moment your limo picks you up at Nashville Int'l, stick you in The King's blue suede shoes (totally safe to wear now that the floodwaters have receded).
The highlights: actually recording an Elvis track at Studio B, pairing up with the hotel's chef to learn how to make Graceland grub (banana pudding, meatloaf, the legendary fried peanut butter-and-banana sandwich), feasting at the award-winning Jack's Bar-B-Que, and a private tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame, where unlike regular guests you'll be able to caress Elvis' 24-karat gold-leafed grand piano, and sit in his similarly plated 1960 Caddy limo, painted with pearls, crushed diamonds, and oriental fish scales, proving up the prevailing wisdom about boys and their kois.
Your home base will be an Executive or Designer suite outfitted with basic necessities (two full baths, internet access, doeskin robes, wet bar optional), plus yours-to-keep extras like an iPod pre-stuffed with Elvis' 50 biggest hits, 10 of his movies on DVD, and The Presley Family Cookbook -- one of at least five Elvis recipe collections, so the market for getting bloated is very bloated.
The deal also includes a yearlong Country Music HOF membership, netting a limited-edition Hatch show print, discounts, and free admission for whoever you bring -- your chance to treat friends & family like a king, and if they ask for more, kick them in the 'Nards.