Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mansion on Forsyth Park - Savannah, Georgia!

Just after Christmas we took a trip to beautiful Savannah, Georgia, and then on to Charleston, South Carolina. While in Savannah, we stayed at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. It was fabulous.
The Victorian Georgian mansion was built in 1888 and is 18,000 square feet. The Kessler Group renovated the building and added a luxurious hotel with 125 suites.

1888 is not really old for Savannah as the city itself was first established in 1733. If you have never been to Savannah, GO! The famous squares are wonderful and the homes and buildings are so beautiful. This area is rich in history. I can't wait to go back.

The grounds were beautifully maintained and the hotel is located conveniently across from Forsyth Park which was a perfect setting for my morning run.

The lobby was beautiful - loooove the white Christmas tree! Check out the huge pear-shaped crystals on the chandelier. WOW.

Each floor had a different color scheme. This room is on the pink floor.

I love the color combination of taupe and pink and white. The wing chair was covered in what appeared to be a crushed velvet.

The large bathroom was divided from the bedroom by floor to ceiling drapes. Both the shower and toilet areas were enclosed with glass doors. The curtain under the sink was the same fabric as the wing chair.

I like how they draped the faux mink throw over the corner of the bed.

The large convex mirror and the marble top on the desk really dressed up this area of the room - as did the unusual electrified candelabra.

Moving on to the dining room which was located in the original mansion. This space was mostly orange, white and black.

The waiting area was tucked under the stairs.

The hotel contained over 600 pieces of rare art. I loooove how they covered this giant wall with art.

These chairs are so me. The little Lucite table tucked in between them is perfect.

There was a gallery between the original structure and the new structure. This area had another display of various art as well as a collection of ladies hats dating back to 1860!

Check out the chairs in the bar...so cool!

Every hall was covered in art.

We enjoyed the hotel so much on our way to Charleston that we came back on our way back to Florida. This time we stayed on the green floor.

Even the chandeliers in the hallways were beautiful.

This room had two queens instead of a king.

Instead of drapes, there were doors dividing the bathroom from the bedroom.

The desk chair was covered in a green, embossed patent.

The website was much better photographs than I could muster. Please check out their website at http://www.mansiononforsythpark.com/ for more information. Savannah was one of the friendliest towns that I have ever been. There were many fine restaurants, mostly located in historical buildings and homes. The area shopping was great, too many shops to see! I heart Savannah.

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