Historic Savannah hotel heads for multi-million dollar renovation

by | 24 Aug 2022 | Hotel Projects, Projects, Refurbishments

Rendering © Fernando Wong.

One of Savannah, Georgia’s most historic hotels is to be reimagined for a re-emergence in spring 2024.

New York-based real estate company Left Lane recently acquired The Mansion on Forsyth Park for $52.5 million and now plans a comprehensive, multi-million dollar overhaul for the site.

Resort rebranding

This autumn, the US property will begin a phased renovation, expansion and luxury rebranding to become a completely reconceptualised urban resort.

The building will debut a new restaurant concept in spring 2023 inside the original mansion, which sits on its picturesque grounds. Built in 1888 as a private residence for the Lewis Kayton family, the original mansion currently serves as the hotel’s restaurant. It also houses a cooking school where guests can hone their culinary skills. The school will remain operational in the new urban resort.

Traditional and contemporary mix

Upon completion, the resort will feature 149 guestrooms and a selection of distinct food and beverage concepts, consisting of a main restaurant, club bar and lounge, pool restaurant and bar, lobby bar, as well as multiple event spaces, a spa and retail provision.

The reimagined property will be rooted in Savannah’s local culture, mixing traditional and contemporary styles seen across the city’s architecture and interiors.

Adaptive reuse

Left Lane managing partner Jon Kully said: “The Mansion on Forsyth Park is one of Savannah’s most treasured and historic hotels and Left Lane is committed to community engagement through placemaking and adaptive reuse of iconic historic properties.

“We specialise in the acquisition and transformation of hotels that share a common thread of textured histories and progressive cultural landscapes and look forward to honouring the property’s rich past while bringing new experiences to the dynamic city of Savannah.”

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