Perfectly placed in the historic downtown district of Savannah, Georgia, is the new Embassy Suites Savannah, which opened its doors to guests just in time to ring in 2014. The staff of the 150-suite hotel welcomed their first guests on December 30th to this beautiful old-world charm area in what is one of America's favorite cities, according to Travel & Leisure's 2013 survey and Conde Nast Traveler'sReaders Choice awards.[i]
"We're delighted to expand our presence in Georgia and particularly in the heart of downtown Savannah," said John Rogers, global head of Embassy Suites Hotels. "This is the second property in the area to feature the Embassy Suites brand's Design Option III concept, which brings the unique Embassy Suites attributes to life in a way that is attractive to developers and contributes toward an enhanced guest experience."
The innovative and flexible Design Option III model features a variety of two-room suites in addition to a contemporary atrium area. The design decreases the amount of land needed and creates efficiencies for both construction and operational costs. These features also further enhance the guest experience, as there is still a great sense of space and more natural light in guest rooms and public areas like the atrium.
Located near Savannah landmark attractions, shopping and dining, Embassy Suites Savannah also features all of the signature amenities standard at any Embassy Suites hotel, including free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, a two-hour complimentary evening reception[ii] and two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom, two flat-screen high-definition televisions and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and a selection of gourmet coffee and teas from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The hotel also boasts an outdoor pool and a 24-hour complimentary fitness center. For groups and meetings, the hotel offers over 5,600 square feet of meeting space, complimentary internet access in public areas and a 24-hour business center. The new hotel employs 55 team members.
The hotel was constructed and developed by Bennett Hospitality, one of the largest locally owned development companies in Charleston, South Carolina. Bennett Hospitality owns and operates several hotels and restaurants Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, Kalispell and Bozeman, Montana.
The hotel is led by 30-year hospitality veteran Christopher J. Crane, CHA as general manager. Crane will oversee the opening operations, implementing hotel related systems and procedures as well as guest experiences. He most recently held the position of general manager Hilton Garden Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Spearheading the sales effort is Pat Horan, a sales and marketing executive with extensive years of experience. Horan will oversee the successful execution of strategic and tactical plans for sales and marketing, including advertising, public relations, social media and direct sales. She will oversee a sales team of four sales managers. Horan joins the Embassy Suites team after her most recent position as director of sales and marketing at Macon Marriott City Center and Convention Center.
Embassy Suites Savannah Historic District is located at 605 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401. Guests can soak up the old-world charm of the city and walk to popular downtown attractions including shopping, dining, theatre, history and art. Nearby attractions include River Street, City Market and Broughton Street and Savannah Civic Center for year-round events and shows. Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Savannah's first National Historic Landmark, is within walking distance from the hotel and offers an insightful look into Savannah's history and the founding of the Girl Scouts of America.
[i] Travel & Leisure’s 2013 survey ; Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice awards
[ii] Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
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