August 20, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson
Like good food, great wine, and terrific Southern cities? Mark November 11-17 on your calendar so that you can attend the First Annual Savannah Food & Wine Festival.
Here are a few luxury properties you may want to check into during your stay:
The Mansion on Forsyth Park
This Historic District property makes its home in a meticulously restored Victorian mansion. Inside each of the Mansion on Forsyth Park's 126 lavish guest rooms and suites, you will find the classical refinement of a historic mansion, as well as conveniences for the 21st century traveler. The hotel is also home to a 400-piec collection of stunning artwork.
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Andaz Savannah rides itself on its "New South" sophistication. With its artful decor, relaxed urban vibe and new South sophistication, Andaz Savannah offers a bold new sleek style. After a hard day of indulging, guests will love relaxing on the second floor terrace with heated pool and fire pit.
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The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront Autograph Collection
Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront Autograph Collection sits like a jewel above the historic 18th century cobblestone street along the Savannah River.The hotel's rooftop lounge, Rocks on the Roof, offers spectacular views of the Savannah River and historic district in an atmosphere of casual elegance.
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By: K. Clare Johnson
March 11, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance
Richard Kessler's Kessler Collection of hotels has a grand vision for remaking the west end of Savannah, Georgia's River Street.
The hotel developer and Savannah native unveiled his preliminary plans for the Plant Riverside site Thursday during a Savannah City Council workshop. The Grand Bohemian at Historic Power Plant will anchor the $100 million-plus redevelopment of the waterfront property, which straddles the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and River Street.
Redevelopment of the site, which Kessler bought for $9 million on New Year’s Eve, won’t begin for at least a year. Construction will take between 18 months and two years, meaning the hotel will open no earlier than 2016.
The 160-room Grand Bohemian is just one piece of the project. The hotel will be housed in the historic power plant, along with a café, a restaurant and bar, a 3,500-seat ballroom, a 3,000-square-foot art gallery and other upscale retail.
Kessler proposes to build a combination exhibition hall/parking garage to the west of the power plant along the riverfront. The cleared lot east of the power plant, which once was home to the transformer farm, initially will be converted to a grassed plaza and reserved for future development.
Kessler’s project was warmly received by council, a testament to the success of his past development work in Savannah. The Grand Bohemian will be the seventh hotel he’s built in the Historic District since launching his development career in 1970.
The Kessler Collection of Hotels:
The Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA
Beaver Creek Lodge in Beaver Creek, CO
Kessler Canyon in DeBeque, CO
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando in Orlando, FL
The Castle in Orlando, FL
Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, FL
Bohemian Hotel Celebration in Orlando, FL
Bohemian Hotel Savannah in Savannah, GA
El Monte Sagrado in Taos, NM
Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, NC
December 5, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance
In the last month of 2012, Five Star Alliance is counting down the Top 30 Luxury Hotels and Resorts worldwide, as decided by you, our luxury travelers! Be sure to check in with us daily to keep up with our countdown and explore a few of the absolute best and most luxurious hotels in the world for your future travels!
The Mansion on Forsyth Park is #27 on our list. This gracious Savannah hotel is located in the city's historic district. Here are a few fun facts about this luxury hotel:
-The Mansion on Forsyth Park is home to 400 works of artwork and a masterpiece all its own—the Grand Bohemian Gallery.
-In addition to sumptuous food in gorgeous surroundings, the hotel's 700 Drayton Restaurant offers a cooking school.
-The full-service Poseidon Spa features manicures, pedicures, massages and a fitness center. The Poseidon Spa also includes one wet and three dry treatment rooms.
-The hotel is a restored Victorian Romanesque mansion.
-The 126 lavish guestrooms and suites offer the classical refinement of a historic mansion, as well as conveniences for the 21st century traveler.
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