Rockbridge began work on a new hotel in Savannah, Ga. The Hotel at 412 Williamson will be a new seven-story boutique property located in Savannah's Historic District, and is scheduled for completion July 2017. The property, which is part of Starwood's Tribute Portfolio, will span an entire city block on River Street.
Once surrounded by a power plant, bottle factories and a shipping channel, the city block that is the hotel’s site is the historic district’s last underdeveloped parcel, which at one time supported the shipping industry by warehousing everything from cotton to tobacco and molasses.
Rockbridge worked in close collaboration with the city and with several other partners to develop the property, including Savannah-based Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects, interior designers FODA Studio and Parts and Labor and Rockbridge’s branding affiliate.
“Working creatively with our partners and the city, our goal is to create a property that delivers the feel of a truly unique place, one that captures the essence of Savannah and pays homage to the culture of the area while offering guests a contemporary experience,” said Rockbridge CEO Jim Merkel. “We are excited to work together to raise the bar for hotels in one of the most charming cities in the country.”
With 173 guestrooms and 162,000 square feet of space, The Hotel at 412 Williamson has an all-king concept for the property, with 82 double king rooms, 66 kings and 25 king suites. In addition to 4,000 square feet of meeting space, the property has a myriad of leisure amenities, including a signature restaurant on River Street, rooftop event space and bar, fitness area, pool and lobby bar. Located blocks from the main city center and historic district, the hotel offers destination travelers and locals alike a sophisticated respite from which to enjoy Savannah’s ever-expanding cultural attractions, including dining, art and shopping.