The Peabody Hotel - ORLANDO edition - Florida. USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 28° 25.484 W 081° 27.814
17R E 454600 N 3144341
Quick Description: The Peabody Hotel - Features on the Orlando Edition, Monopoly board. Valued at $240 positioned next to the Omni hotel and Chance, in the Red section, of this rare Orlando Monopoly board.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2012 4:09:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMFT4X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Play the 'Orlando edition' of the Worlds most famous board game.
Ever wanted to own Sea World, Universal Studios, (The most expensive properties on the board), or how about The Orlando Science & Art museums. (The cheapest properties). Orlandos prime properties are yours for the taking, in this classic Parker Brothers real estate Monopoly trading game.

"What's in a name? How The Peabody became known as 'The Peabody.'
What's in a name? Why is our hotel called "The Peabody Orlando," and is there a specific "Peabody" duck species? Was there a Mr., Ms. or Mrs. Peabody?

Once upon a time, long ago, back in 1865 to be precise, a very wealthy man named Robert Brinkley decided to build a beautiful new hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. He wanted it to be the finest hotel in the south, an oasis of elegance and good taste where local gentry, wheelers and dealers could congregate in comfort to wine and dine on the finest foods and rarest wines; where their ladies could meet for genteel afternoon tea in opulent, exquisite surroundings. The hotel was to be named The Brinkley House Hotel.

Just before the official opening of the hotel in 1869, Mr. Brinkley's best friend, George Peabody, an international financier and philanthropist, died suddenly in London, Great Britain. Brinkley was devastated by the sudden loss of his dear friend. Without hesitation, Brinkley decided to honor the name of his cherished friend, and changed The Brinkley House Hotel to The Peabody Hotel.

Today, Peabody Hotels comprising The Peabody Memphis, The Peabody Orlando and The Peabody Little Rock, all proudly bear the name of Peabody, an extraordinary American whose generous, enlightened spirit mirrors those of our existing owners and management." Text Source: (visit link)
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