SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - When the average, year-round occupancy rate at all hotels in Savannah is already about 70 percent, you know it's time to start building.
That's continuing in Downtown Savannah with the approval of two more large hotels.
The first to get the rubber stamp from the Historic Review Board is a six-story contemporary boutique inspired hotel between Bay and River streets near the old Georgia Power headquarters. This one will include a courtyard rain-garden.
The second, also approved by the board this week will add to several projects already in the works along the Martin Luther King Boulevard, Montgomery Street Corridor. This will be a six-story Cambria Hotel on a vacant lot in the 300 block of Montgomery Street.
The two new hotels, along with several others already approved or under construction, will add thousands of guest rooms to the Historic Downtown area.