SAVANNAH, Ga. – JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Ga., has been inducted into Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District is one of more than 300 hotels and resorts throughout the country that is recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance.
“Historic Hotels of America is delighted to induct JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, a luxurious riverfront entertainment destination built in 1912,” says Lawrence Horwitz, executive vice president of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We commend the leadership team at JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District, Richard Kessler, and The Kessler Collection for their careful historic preservation work, stewardship, and vision that will allow future generations of travelers to experience this uniquely renovated cultural landmark.”
JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District is the second hotel of The Kessler Collection to be inducted into Historic Hotels of America. Casa Monica Resort & Spa, dating to 1888 and located in St. Augustine, Fla., has been a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2001.
“We thank The Kessler Collection for its long partnership with Historic Hotels of America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Their dedication toward the preservation of American history is represented wonderfully at these two fantastic historic hotels,” Horwitz says.
To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and recognized as having historic significance.
“We are extremely honored to be named among some of the most distinguished historic destinations in the industry,” says Mark Castriota, hotel general manager. “We are proud to serve as a symbol of hospitality in Savannah and will continue to provide one-of-a-kind experiences and opportunities for
The site’s original 1912 power plant has been restored with the preservation of historic characteristics, like the iconic twin smokestacks and brick exterior, and repurposed with the addition of hotel rooms and mixed-use space.