Andaz Savannah Opens in Place of Former Avia Savannah Hotel

SAVANNAH, Ga.—Andaz Savannah opened in the former Avia Savannah in historic downtown Savannah. The hotel just completed a renovation of its public areas to add an Andaz Lounge and introduce a new restaurant, 22 Square, emphasizing fresh regional ingredients and southern specialties.

“We look forward to welcoming guests from the community and around the world to experience the dynamic ‘home away from home’ southern hospitality of Andaz Savannah,” said Pedro Perez, general manager, Andaz Savannah, in an announcement. “With a fabulous location across from Ellis Square, the hotel offers an upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere that reflects the unique heritage of this historic city.”

As with all Andaz hotels, guests of Andaz Savannah will be greeted by Andaz Hosts who will accommodate, guide, and assist guests throughout their stay. Hosts give travelers the flexibility to check-in the way that suits them, offer guests refreshments upon arrival, and provide concierge services as well.


The 151 guestrooms and suites at Andaz Savannah feature contemporary furnishings, flat-screen/high-definition televisions with iPod connections, and generously sized bathrooms with walk-in showers. Guests at Andaz Savannah receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access and enjoy complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages from their guestroom minibar.

The hotel’s amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and a cabana-lined outdoor pool. Andaz Savannah will host rotating art shows that feature works produced by local artists, including those from the renowned Savannah College of Art and Design.

22 Square, named after Savannah’s famous squares, will serve a “market-to-table” menu and offer communal tables where guests will enjoy specialties prepared with local ingredients. Evening cocktail parties will feature premium hand crafted cocktails, wine, beer and complimentary “House Tradition” candied bacon.

Meeting and event space at Andaz Savannah include four venues that encompass 5,000 square feet and accommodate groups up to 250.