Saturday, January 31, 2015

Romantic Inns of Savannah, Georgia USA: Romantic Lodging Association Fact Sheet

INTRODUCTION.  Let Savannah Romance You! ™ is the invitation from a dozen historic district lodging stars in Savannah tourism -- Romantic Inns of Savannah LLC.

Top pick lodging in Savannah historic district at bed & breakfast inns downtown
The beautifully restored inns are the Victorian mansions near Forsyth Park, stately historic inns on legendary streets and garden squares (parks), privately owned bed and breakfast cottages near the Savannah River harbor, and Golden Era executive mansions. Each offers unique Savannah lodging -- from grandeur to intimate romantic places -- to celebrate small weddings, couples vacations and girlfriend getaways.

The collective marketing association of romantic Savannah inns includes only family-owned historic inns (circa 1855-1898), each rich with a storied legacy, interpreting and romanticizing southern hospitality a dozen different ways in Savannah, Georgia USA -- renown as North America's most beautiful city. 

HOW WE DIFFERENTIATE OURSELVES. “Complimentary” is a big word among these southern USA inns – each inn offering its own unique B&B experience in the elegant lodging places that enhance culture-rich, quintessential Savannah travel experiences.  As guests of any of the Romantic Inns, international and USA travelers to Georgia's First City find unique historic Savannah expertise and extraordinary Savannah-style welcome in beautifully restored 19th century homes -- key to the architectural panorama in the National Landmark Historic District.

The non-profit association’s video, Better Way to Stay in Savannah, delights with ways to immerse into Savannah's unique local experiences. The video highlights the character-rich beauty of this USA historic city on the Atlantic Coast, the extraordinary charm and romantic places found at the various inns – patio gardens, southern porches, swimming pool, home baked pastries, and special-diet breakfasts. 

Affordability prevails because there are no hidden fees (otherwise charged at hotels, i.e., resort fees, Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast, etc.).  Generous amenities (inclusive) will be slightly different for each inn. All feature Wi-Fi, parking, and concierge trip planning, which point to local as well as tourist favorites and personal reservation assistance. Many feature homey-to-gourmet southern breakfast, complimentary beverages, and fresh baked pastries.

REVIEWS.  Models of southern hospitality and social ways, as well as Savannah's world famous architecture, cuisine, and garden landscapes, these Romantic Inns in Savannah, Georgia also lead TripAdvisor.com Savannah reviews among historic bed and breakfasts.  Member inn -- 1895 Inn -- tops TripAdvisor.com Savannah, Georgia B&Bs. 

FEATURED INNSMember inns are featured on Wheel of Fortune, and Eat It and Like It (top-rated Georgia and South Low Country foodie’s television), publications including New York Times, Southern Living, Delta Sky, and Savannah Magazine, and on popular annual tours -- Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens, and Holiday Tour of Homes and Inns.

LOCATION.  Situated along the southeast USA’s Atlantic Ocean / Georgia coast, the Savannah National Landmark Historic District (2.5 miles) is home to the city's smallest restored cottage inns, stately town homes and mansion inns -- private carriage houses to 16-room European-style town homes — that dot prestigious, quiet residential neighborhoods downtown.

SAVANNAH ACCOLADES. Gaining in popularity for romance, food and wine, cycling and running, Savannah’s flat terrain enhances its reputation as a walking vacation city -- founded by the British in 1733 -- renowned for friendly people, mannerly charm, architecture, gardens, “no snow” winters, and international heritage celebrations.  Elite among America's original 13 colonies, Savannah is prized for its southern traditions and architecture that survived the American Civil War (1861-1865), verdant city green spaces, blooming gardens, and coastal landscapes, the arts, and international commerce. Complementing this rich tapestry are the Romantic Inns of Savannah!

Press and Media Contacts:
Marketing Committee Contacts:
Jackie Heinz innkeeper@zeiglerhouseinn.com, 912-233-5307
Diane Crews greenpalminn@aol.com, 912-272-7465
Web: RomanticInnsofSavannah.com
Twitter: @RomanticInns | Facebook and Pinterest

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Monday, January 26, 2015

One Week or One Day Trip: Romantic Savannah Inns Offer Top 5 Reasons to Visit Savannah in February 2015

SAVANNAH Georgia --  Have you seen the beautiful Savannah historic district in February? The bed and breakfast innkeepers of Romantic Inns in Savannah are eager to introduce you to ways to get closer, immerse more into the local Savannah experience on topics and happenings that matter to you.

Camellias are in bloom in our
Savannah winter, adding
color and greenery even in February.
When making your reservation, each innkeeper will have more of their choice picks for things to do in Savannah and more Savannah GA points of interest based on your personal interests. If you're looking ahead, even to December 2015, the Romantic Inns' Savannah events calendar is a great source to check for entertainment.

Meanwhile celebrate heritage, life with avid book readers and authors, extraordinary love of food and wine, Grammy® and Academy Awards® in the hometown of winners, and music (weekdays and weekends) in Savannah -- Hostess City of the South!

1. Celebrate Heritage.  February is Greek-American Heritage Month, Black History Month, founding of the Georgia colony, and Mardi Gras.

  • February 1 - 21: Celebrate Black Heritage Festival in Savannah. The African-American heritage events will take place at various venues. Most offer free admission. 

  • February 12, 1773: The colony of Georgia was founded as a British settlement.  On that date James Edward Oglethorpe and more than 100 colonists unloaded their ship, the Anne, and settled in present day Savannah.  During the Georgia History Festival's Super Museum Sunday, February 8, 2015, over 40 cultural institutions, historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and coastal Georgia will open their doors to the public free for free admission -- 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Savannah GA Perceptions: Hip and Historic USA City Adds Romantic to Accolades

SAVANNAH Georgia -- It is no surprise, but exciting to learn that America's most beautiful city -- the "Hostess City of the South" -- has earned a cherished spot on one of Travel+Leisure magazine's exclusive international lists -- World's Best Cities for Romance!
Take advantage of winter getaway 2015 specials and discounts at many Romantic Inns. 

Romance in Savannah, Georgia USA with a
beautiful backdrop of  historic architecture
and cool buildings, peace and quiet, ice cream, and the
walkable city's pedestrian-friendliness among the top
reasons to travel to Savannah GA any time of year.
Many of our Romantic Inns of Savannah guests arrive for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, or unique anniversary present, celebrating in the charm of Savannah, Georgia.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT SAVANNAH? 

Valentine's, Spring Break, and Christmas are the best times to visit according to Travel+Leisure magazine's "Favorite Cities" survey. In the T+L 2013 poll, the Savannah locals add "Fall" among the best times to visit Savannah. 

To be ranked among the top 20 is significant! 
 
A quick look at the Travel+Leisure 2013 Savannah "Favorite Cities" recap, we find our southern USA city is admired most for Architecture/Cool buildings (#1); Peace and quiet (#1); Ice cream (#1); Romantic escape (#2); and Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness (#2).

Savannah is popular and ranks in the top 20: easy going attitudes, charming accents, friendly and stylish people, cultural getaways, pet friendly vacation, girlfriend getaways, free attractions, historical buildings, antique stores, independent boutiques, barbecue, cafes, sweets and desserts, range of hotel options, weather, and people watching.

The list is longer but we'll stop for now.We hope you can see why we our Romantic Inns are so pleased to play an active and staring role in Savannah tourism!

"HIP AND HISTORIC" SAVANNAH LIVES UP TO "ROMANTIC" ALSO, AND MORE!

Modern-day Savannah gaining in popularity -- blossoming beyond simply "historic" to a year around, vibrant, lively, spontaneous place to enjoy life ... visiting, celebrating, living, and doing business!

The perception of Savannah goes well beyond 'historic". We thank marketing executive Sandy Traub for pairing Savannah attributes "hip and historic" many years ago. And, we're thrilled that the international and USA travelers see the broad possibilities for adventures that have expanded this beautiful city's accolades.

Today Savannah is a favorite USA destination city, popular with a broadening range of tourists, convention goers, and business travelers who admire and seek out ways to include Savannah GA in their vacations and lives.  
Our Romantic Inns of Savannah are privately and locally owned historic homes and historic Savannah inns. We will be pleased to host your next Savannah lodging and introduce you to one of the world's most romantic cities from the vantage point of discerning locals!

It's easy to simply contact all the inns at once, here! We welcome your visit, soon and often.

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