SAVANNAH, Ga. (Oct. 8, 2014) - Savannah's newest Historic District hotel is on track to open in the spring, though it won't be open in time for the massive 2015 St. Patrick's Day festivities.
Homewood Suites Savannah Historic District/Riverfront will open in April 2015, according to Hilton's online reservation system. The 162-key hotel is rising between the eastern edge of Bay Street and the Savannah River.
Buckhead-based North Point Hospitality Group is developing the new Homewood Suites as part of River Street East, a $150 million mixed-use development that eventually could comprise "multiple hotels, retail space, riverfront dining with captivating views of the Savannah River and a 500-space parking structure, all wholly owned and operated by North Point Hospitality Group," the company's Website says.
I snapped the construction photo above while in Savannah as part of The Wilbert Group's engagement with Ben Carter Enterprises, which itself is in the middle of a major Savannah development, the Broughton Street Collection. Look for updates on that project soon and in the local, regional and national press.
A rendering of the hotel and River Street East appears below.