CHICAGO - (August 2, 2021) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Thompson Savannah, the brand’s first property in Georgia. Set along the banks of the Savannah River, Thompson Savannah, located at the junction of the city’s Historic District and its newest neighborhood, Eastern Wharf, is a joint venture development by Regent Partners, Mariner Group and Cadre. Through thoughtful design that combines historic architectural details and contemporary flair, the hotel honors Savannah’s vibrant history and celebrates the local community.
“This neighborhood strikes the perfect balance for visitors looking to experience all the magic that Savannah has to offer from both a historical and a modern lens,” says Matt Graham, general manager of Thompson Savannah. “Our riverside setting allows guests to take in Savannah’s burgeoning waterfront scene while also providing a timeless destination just steps away from the bustle of the city. We couldn’t be more thrilled to officially welcome guests to our property.”
With 193 guestrooms including 21 suites, the guestroom tower was intentionally designed by the architectural team at Smallwood to be perpendicular to the river, allowing all rooms to have sweeping, west-facing views of the cityscape or expansive, east-facing views of the Savannah River, the coastal islands and the Atlantic Ocean. Dallas-based design team, Studio 11 Design captures the Southern landscape indoors through botanical accents, rich jewel tones, and custom stone tile patterns inspired by the city’s surrounding flora and green spaces. Indulgent comforts appoint each room, including spacious walk-in showers, residential-style vanities, in-room mini bars, oversized custom art pieces from emerging local artists curated by Studio 11 Design’s art, curation, and styling vertical, Lou Verne, as well as custom bath amenities from D.S. & Durga.
Executive chef Robert Newton leads the property’s restaurant collection, including the seasonally focused signature restaurant, Fleeting; the Mediterranean-influenced rooftop oasis, Bar Julian; and the hotel’s art-deco poolside lounge, the Sunroom. Chef Newton’s Southern roots run deep and his passion for simple-yet-refined, regional cooking is evident in his ingredient-driven menus. Additionally, Newton executes the hotel’s in-room dining and banquet programs.
From the hotel lobby, a grand staircase leads to a sprawling, second-floor pool deck, where guests can enjoy the splash pool, unwind in a daybed or cozy up in a private cabana. Thompson Savannah boasts 10,000 square feet of event space for all functions, including two meeting rooms, a boardroom, a divisible ballroom and a poolside living room with an exterior patio. Meanwhile the riverside event lawn and waterfront access serve as an idyllic backdrop for outdoor weddings and intimate gatherings.
Guests can now book reservations directly at 912-790-1234 or at thompsonsavannah.com.
Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
About Thompson Hotels
Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an award-winning boutique lifestyle hospitality brand with a collection of stunning, dynamic properties. Each of Thompson Hotels’ urban and resort locations offer a carefully layered environment that molds into its surrounding community. Guests are provided tailored stays with connections to world-class culinary offerings, arts and entertainment, and groundbreaking design. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes The Beekman and Gild Hall in New York City; Thompson Washington D.C.; Thompson Nashville; Thompson Seattle; Thompson Chicago; The Cape in Los Cabos, Mexico and Thompson Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico; Thompson Zihuatanejo on Mexico’s Pacific Coast; and the new Texas hotels, Thompson Dallas and Thompson San Antonio. Hotels currently under development include Texas properties in Austin and Houston, as well as Thompson Denver, Thompson Buckhead, and Thompson Savannah. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.thompsonhotels.com.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 20 premier brands. As of March 31, 2021, the Company's portfolio included more than 1,000 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 68 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries operate, manage, franchise, own, lease, develop, license, or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt™, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
Smallwood provides innovative professional design services for corporate, commercial, hospitality, multifamily, industrial, government and educational projects. For over 40 years, the firm has worked with clients worldwide to provide designs that meet their needs, bringing global experience to every project they approach. With full-service offices in Atlanta and Singapore, the majority of its services are commissioned by repeat clients in the public and private sectors with many long-standing relationships reflecting an ongoing commitment to innovative design and responsive service. Smallwood, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies offer design services where licensed in architecture, interior design, master planning, experiential graphic design and landscape architecture. www.smallwood-us.com
About Studio 11 Design
Studio 11 Design is a full-service, international design firm providing innovative and effective solutions for the hospitality and leisure markets. Created and led by veteran designers Kellie Sirna and Stacy Elliston, Studio 11 Design is internationally acclaimed for shaping soulful spaces. With decades of combined experience in hotel, restaurant, nightclub, casino, resort, and spa design around the world, Sirna and Elliston boast diverse portfolios that showcase a wide skill set. The Studio 11 Design team has served prominent brand management clientele including Marriott, Hilton, Fairmont, Starwood, Kimpton, IHG, Hyatt, and Omni. www.studio11design.com
About Lou Verne
The difference between a space that falls flat and one that a client is in awe of is in the details. From accessorizing and styling to creating and installing full scale art features, Lou Verne by Studio 11 Design will put the finishing touches on a space. With many years’ experience in not only staging and styling, but in illustration, painting, graphic and mixed media art; Lou Verne by Studio 11 Design will bring a focus to a space, whether it is through a bold impactful statement or a subtle tying together of elements. www.studio11design.com/services
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