I heard several months ago (a friend of my brother's who works at the Peabody told him) that the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock was going to become a Marriott property. I didn't want to spread information that I couldn't confirm; however, I read about a fire in the kitchen and in the article it stated that the property would soon be a Marriott. It is located along the riverfront in downtown. There is a lot to see and do in the area including miles of bicycle trails, lots of restaurants, and the Clinton Presidential Library is just a short walk away. I hope the ducks stay.
The Courtyard in downtown Little Rock is also nearby.