Newest hotel opens in Savannah's Historic District

Newest hotel opens in Savannah's Historic District

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The newest hotel in Savannah's Historic District is now open.

Homewood Suites by Hilton celebrated its grand opening on East River Street Thursday evening.

The new hotel features 160 rooms, free breakfast, a complimentary social, including beer and wine, served Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for guests, and a resort style pool and bar on the hotel's roof.

North Point Hospitality says they worked closely with the Historic District Review Board to develop the hotel's design, and this is the first of many things to come.

"We're really excited to be here, this project represents phase one of River Street East, a mixed use development that we're doing down here on the east end of river street. We're again very excited to be on this end of the river and to welcome guests to this hotel," said North Point Hospitality Executive Vice President Whip Triplett.

The hospitality group says they opened the hotel during Savannah's slower season in order to get everything running smoothly by March and the Saint Patrick's Day holiday.

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