elcome To the Inn at Ellis Square in Savannah, Georgia
Our Savannah hotel in the Historic District is known as the Grand Lady on Bay Street. This historic hotel in the recently renovated Guckenheimer Building (circa 1851) is steeped in the tradition of Southern hospitality and elegance. Located at Ellis Square, our hotel is across Bay Street from River Street and is just steps from the celebrated City Market and other local attractions.
he Historic Inn at Ellis Square Joins "Clean the World's Hospitality Recycling Program"
Located in Savannah's Historic District, The Inn at Ellis Square has mastered the art of preserving history. Recognizing the value of keeping the past alive while contributing positively to the present , The Inn at Ellis Square will certainly leave another important footprint on the path of history as it joins Clean the World's recycling program. Through collecting our Inn's barely used soaps and shampoos, we'll be helping Clean the World provide these much-needed supplies to disadvantaged people in homeless shelters and impoverished countries around the world. The Inn at Ellis Square is expanding its footprint beyond American history to touch the lives of people in need in Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and as far away as Uganda, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Romania and Albania.
Taking center stage is the redevelopment of Ellis Square - one of Gen. James Oglethorpe's original six squares. Through an innovative partnership between the City and private developers that resulted in the 1,100-space underground Whitaker Street Garage, as well as hotel, retail and condo space, the square has once again been restored to public use.
The square's new design honors the legacy of Savannah's world-famous 275-year-old grid-patterned Town Plan while launching the public space into the new century. The new design features a unique ellipses interior, an interactive fountain, life-sized chess board, plenty of seating area and movable furniture. It is the most environmentally friendly of Savannah's squares, with water-efficient plants, energy-efficient lighting and HVAC system in the glass-walled visitors center, and a green roof on the public bathrooms to help reduce runoff. The City Market garage was dismantled in January 2006 and the project was completed Friday, March 19, 2010.