Savannah's Digby Hotel reaches building milestone

Stature Investments and Ideal Hospitality Investments, two leading real estate development and investment firms in the Southeast, will celebrate a major milestone with the topping-off ceremony for the Digby, a highly anticipated six-story boutique hotel located in Savannah, Ga. The companies are co-owners of the project, with Stature handling development and construction and Ideal Hospitality managing the hotel and food and beverage operations.

The Digby will be part of the exclusive Unbound Collection by Hyatt, giving guests a unique blend of Old European culture, Savannah's local Southern charm and modern hotel design. The boutique hotel extends beyond its luxurious accommodations of 36 guest rooms, offering a basement lounge, ground floor restaurant and a rooftop restaurant and bar. This mixed-use concept creates a dynamic destination within the hotel, attracting both guests and locals alike.

Inspired by the captivating story of the Digby family, whose name graces the original deed for the very plot the hotel occupies, J. Elder Studio, the hotel's design team, embarked on a collaborative journey with the Georgia Historical Society to delve deeper into records from the early 18th century. This meticulous research, combined with a touch of creative imagination, brought forth a compelling narrative: a seasoned traveler, his heart brimming with wanderlust, brings his collection of exquisite finds from around the world to his new Savannah home. This narrative forms the foundation for the Digby's unique aesthetic.

As part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, the Digby joins a portfolio of fewer than 45 independent hotel properties, ranging from historic urban gems to contemporary trend-setters and boutique properties to resorts. Whether it is a fascinating past, an exclusive location, famous architecture and design, or an award-winning dining experience, each of the brand’s hotels has its own distinct narrative and creates novel, story-worthy experiences for guests. In markets from Barcelona to Budapest, guests can be inspired by hidden gems around the world. For a complete list of hotels in the collection, visit

"We are thrilled to reach this pivotal moment in the construction of the Digby," Yash Desai, principal at Stature Investments, said in a statement. "This building represents a unique opportunity to revitalize a significant corner of Savannah's downtown landscape and contribute to the city's ongoing cultural and economic vibrancy."

"The steel is up and we're excited about the progress. It's moving along fairly quickly right now. We made some minor changes to enhance the project and give it what Savannah needs and what the leisure market is looking for in Savannah. We're going to bring Savannah into the building and the history behind the site so our guests get a sense of the origins and the name," said Mehul Patel, co-owner and chief operations officer at Ideal Hospitality Investments.

With construction progressing on schedule, the Digby is slated to open its doors later this year.