The Vibe: Southern home.
The Area: Savannah’s historic downtown.
The DNA: The hotel’s design delights in every detail, inspired by previous generations with tea service, leather arm chairs with spindle legs, and black and white checkered floors – both inside done in marble in the bar area and outside where the rooftop pool overlooks downtown. An entry drive divides the two five-story structures that make up the hotel. A dreamy lounge, outfitted in leather and cream upholstery and capped by a marble fireplace, leads into the turquoise midcentury-style library. In addition to Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market, which houses a grab-and-go market, café, wine bar, and spacious bistro-like restaurant, and the pergola-topped Peregrine Bar, where a large-scale, colorful bird mural and river views vie for guests’ attention. The lobby feels like a private study, complete with dark wood paneling and built-ins that showcase a worldly mix of collectibles. Next to it, the sleek Wayward Bar adds whimsy with a motorcycle suspended from the ceiling. The 3,600 objets d’art throughout the hotel take on a decidedly local flavor – among the artists who produced 1,200 artworks, 81 have ties to the nearby Savannah College of Art and Design and 75 live nearby.
Suite-Me-Up: The plush guestrooms and suites have oak-floored entries, crown molding, bronze leather headboards, and include custom love seats and window seats, as well as marble dining tables, built-in cabinetry, and armoires. Curvilinear sofas and crystal pendant lights add a feminine contrast to handsome wood cabinets and deep teal walls.
Seen: Hospitality Design
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2019
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 167 rooms (40-53m2) & suites (68-100m2) • hotel opened: May 2018 • architecture: Flank • interior design: AvroKO • parking possible on-site (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible