Tribute Portfolio opens The Alida in Savannah's historic waterfront

Tribute Portfolio opens The Alida in Savannah's historic waterfront.
Designed by Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects, the hotel was named after Alida Harper Fowlkes, a local entrepreneur who worked to preserve the cities heritage. Photo credit: Marriott International

Marriott International's Tribute Portfolio soft brand, together with Rockbridge and Makeready, expanded its portfolio with the addition of The Alida Hotel in Savannah, Ga. The hotel is the brand's second hotel in the state.

Designed by Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects, the hotel was named after Alida Harper Fowlkes, a local entrepreneur who worked to preserve the cities heritage.

Like the city itself, the 173-room hotel celebrates the locale through custom creations, original designs and local craftwork. The hotel is also home to three restaurant and bar concepts, including Rhett, an all-day kitchen serving Southern fare; The Trade Room, a bar featuring local brews and spirits; and The Lost Square, an outdoor living room located atop the hotel.

The property has a pool and deck, as well as Keep Shop, the property’s 24-hour emporium that showcases finds from local artisans, including items designed by Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) alumni artists as well as Pantone products.

To connect with the surrounding design community, Tribute Portfolio and The Alida worked with the SCAD to feature the works of artists like Juliana Lupacchino, Jocelyn Desisto, Will Penny, Amiri Farris and Paige Russell.