The Hotel Indigo brand’s newest hotel, the Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District, has opened. This is the first Hotel Indigo in the coastal city of Savannah and the sixth Hotel Indigo in Georgia.
The 252-room Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District hotel, located at 201 West Bay Street, sits in the heart of historic Savannah in the former Guckenheimer tobacco warehouse and grocery, a nationally registered landmark built in 1850. The building is located in the neighborhood of City Market at Ellis Square.
The building was returned to its original historic form, preserving century-old materials and historic details including exposed brick and unearthed structural timber beams which are visible throughout the property. Students at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) submitted various art pieces to be featured in the hotel, and the winning piece is displayed on the east end of the building. Local artist Meryl Turret designed the guest room murals which showcase historic bottles that were unearthed in this district of Savannah, and each room also features unique watercolor pieces that highlight the original market building.
The hotel features The Five Oaks Taproom restaurant, offering breakfast and dinner. The restaurant serves locally inspired dishes with ingredients sourced from within 90 miles of Savannah, whenever possible. The Five Oaks Taproom partners with local vendors including Leopold’s Ice Cream, a beloved Savannah staple that opened in 1919, and Savannah Bee Honey and Service Brewing Co., a veteran owned craft brewery located in Savannah.
Jason Moskal, vice president, lifestyle brands, The Americas, IHG, noted, “We are thrilled to bring the first Hotel Indigo hotel to the ‘Hostess City of the South’, Downtown Savannah. This boutique hotel delivers a truly authentic local experience allowing both guests and locals to discover something new every time they visit the charming City Market neighborhood. From the preservation of the original building’s historic past to the art installations that embrace the vibrant soul of the neighborhood today, guests will be inspired by the stories seamlessly integrated into the design and service style of the Hotel Indigo Savannah Historic District hotel.”