Savannah’s new 4.5-acre waterfront park and entertainment district features a gallery, luxury retail outlets, a dozen restaurants, a 135-foot chrome dinosaur skeleton—and now an upscale hotel.
The JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District brings 419 guest rooms to the location, in very different accommodation styles. One, a former power plant, has a chic industrial feel with a concrete exterior and smokestacks. The 1912 building now houses 200 of the hotel’s planned guest rooms, in addition to 18,000 square feet of meeting space including two ballrooms, two outdoor terraces, and a 3,092-square foot outdoor music venue with 1,500 square feet of prefunction space. The building is also home to the Electric Moon Skytop Lounge and Moon Deck, a rooftop bar and meeting space with river and city views.
The second part of the hotel will open later in The Three Muses, a collection of elegant old buildings currently being converted into stylishly romantic lodgings under the same brand. One of the Muses is already home to the Savannah Tequila Co., a Mexican cantina and tequila bar.
Bricks from the historic buildings have been recycled into a new Starbucks nearby, and construction will be completed next year on the third part of the hotel, the maritime-themed Atlantic, which will also contain the Live Nation Powerhouse Live concert venue and a 500-space parking facility.
The $375 million project is four miles from the Savannah Convention Center and 10 miles from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.