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In brief for Aug. 15, 2007

Fit for the King Tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, but if fans can be patient, owners of his famed home--Graceland in Memphis, Tenn.--are planning a major overhaul of the grounds. Plans include replacing the 128-room Heartbreak Hotel across the street with an improved hotel plus convention center. Also to be added: a visitor center and high-tech museum. The total price tag is estimated at $250 million ...

Select opens new showroom Laurel, Md.-based Select Event Rentals has opened a new showroom in King of Prussia, Pa. ...

Rocco Forte pairs with HelmsBriscoe The Rocco Forte group of European hotels announced last week that it is partnering with Scottsdale, Ariz.-based meeting management company HelmesBriscoe to raise awareness of its luxury properties in the meetings and incentive area.

Photo by© Lise Gagne

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