Savannah Business Journal Staff Report
June 4, 2018 - Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah, is now open. Nestled among ardent squares in the heart of the city’s Historic District, the 167-room hotel including 12 suites is designed and built to mirror the aesthetic of Savannah’s traditional manor houses, with a modern approach to luxury and indulgence. Perry Lane Hotel is designed and developed by Flank , a New York City-based firm, together with hospitality management company Sage Hospitality , and offers Savannah its first five-star hospitality experience.
Perry Lane Hotel features a rooftop pool and sundeck, 8,900 square feet of meeting and event space, a rooftop ballroom, an extensive art collection and three lively dining venues: The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market, The Wayward and Peregrin. Offering well-traveled guests a refreshed take on luxury, the hotel is a place where globally-cultivated and voraciously-curious travelers will gather, connect and explore Georgia’s oldest city.
“Our hotel is an irresistible destination for discovering the Southern warmth and worldly style of Savannah,” said Pritpal Singh, General Manager of Perry Lane Hotel. “We are excited to introduce our guests to a city with incredible history, culture and personality. Perry Lane Hotel is a visionary hotel for Savannah, where we hope locals and travelers will continue to return to time and again, collecting memories and experiences they will pass on to future generations.”
The distinct history of Savannah as a major port city during the 18th and 19th centuries is carried through the hotel design in subtle details including old world millwork, metal and glasswork that harken back to Savannah’s Oglethorpe era. New York City-based AvroKO, an esteemed design and concept firm, and Hansen Architects, a design-oriented architectural practice based in Savannah, carefully studied the flow and feeling of an authentic Savannah manor house for the design of Perry Lane Hotel, incorporating residential design elements and rich textures alongside a collection of maps, travel mementos and antique décor. Oversized guest room windows allow natural sunlight to illuminate lush fabrics and Frette Italian bed linens, leather headboards and deeply-hued walls adorned with notable artwork that varies from room to room.
The art, design and décor of Perry Lane Hotel is the vision of Adelaide Harcourt, a fictional muse created by NINE dot ARTS, award-winning corporate art curators. A seventh generation Savannian and grande dame, Adelaide’s life experiences, travels and love of Savannah inspired the hotel’s art collection, which is eclectic, worldly and peculiar. The combination of family heirlooms, travel mementos and contemporary artwork fills the hotel with lively personality. Brimming with sophistication, wit and intrigue, the art collection feels as if amassed over a lifetime.
Variety and quality take center stage at The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market, located within Perry Lane Hotel. Brought to Savannah by Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group, the all-day American brasserie features Southern-influenced cuisine with menu items celebrating the city’s storied roots and bold originality. From fresh fish to wild foraged mushrooms, The Emporium’s Kitchen & Wine Market showcases locally-sourced ingredients and signature dishes such as Cocquilles St. Jacques, local Flounder en Papillote, Rabbit Ragout with house-made Pappardelle and Fruits de Mer Tower. Boasting offerings that are approachable, curated and highly diverse, The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market features a wine shop and market with gourmet sandwiches, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market is also home to Bowerbird Coffee, a vibrant coffee shop by Sage Restaurant Group in partnership with Savannah-based Perc Coffee Roasters.
Nestled inside the hotel, The Wayward is a fresh take on the neighborhood watering hole, featuring a modern approach to hand-crafted cocktails. The Wayward is an unexpected turn of expression, from renegade art, music, and décor both highbrow and lowbrow. Adjacent to the hotel’s karaoke room and arcade, the bar’s cozy ambiance is refined but a bit off beat, embarking casual elegance mixed with a touch of rebellion. The Wayward invites visitors to throw social norms out the window and relish in the ebb and flow of The Wayward way.
Peregrin, the coveted rooftop bar at Perry Lane Hotel, is modern sophistication at its best, featuring exquisite views of the cityscape, premium cocktails and a curated wine list. Offering lawn games amid an intriguing backdrop, the all-weather, open-air spot is a world of refinement and playful intrigue, thrilling both locals and travelers alike. Award-winning landscape designer Fernando Wong curated lush plantings of jasmine, boxwood and podocarpus seen throughout Peregrin’s bar and pool.
Combining the elegance of a modern luxury hotel with expertise in planning, Perry Lane Hotel offers 8,900 square feet of extravagant indoor and lush outdoor event spaces. Set atop the hotel, the glass-enclosed ballroom is the ultimate backdrop for a wedding or social celebration. With 3,000 square feet of space and breathtaking views of Savannah, the ballroom and its outdoor terrace can host events for up to 200 people.
Perry Lane Hotel’s naturally lit meeting spaces and private dining options are ideal settings for corporate retreats in Savannah. With flexible seating options, these spaces can be customized for a wide range of meetings and events, from educational seminars to round table discussions.
Inside Perry Lane Hotel, New York City-based designer Andie Kully opens her first boutique. Her collection of chic resort wear reflects her laid-back sense of glamour. In addition to her own label, the boutique carries a curated selection of resort wear and colorful accessories.
“Throughout this exciting process we knew that Perry Lane Hotel was going to offer our guests a rich sense of place at every turn,” said Jon Kully, Managing Partner of Flank and Owner of Perry Lane Hotel. “Now we open our doors, offering explorers and collectors a place to discover all that makes Savannah one of the most sought-after destinations in the country.”
“The opening of Perry Lane Hotel is a significant milestone for The Luxury Collection, marking the brand's debut in Savannah and showcasing our commitment to delivering authentic experiences to global explorers in the most coveted destinations in North America and around the world,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “Perry Lane Hotel brings to life Savannah’s roots in an indigenous way, and we are delighted to become a part of this iconic city's vibrant culture.”
“At Perry Lane Hotel, we’re offering our guests a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Singh. “More than a supremely comfortable stay, we offer service and atmosphere that truly considers and anticipates guests’ needs. More than stylish accommodations and ideal location, we are an intimate representation of this beautiful city and its many, many stories.”
Opening rates start at $239 per night, plus tax and service. For more information, please call 912-415-9000 or visit www.perrylanehotel.com.