Oh Savannah! Walk Amid Style, Beauty and Grace
Fido and you will be treated like royalty.
By Robin Tierney
The esteemed guests lounging in the hotel’s lobby and other public areas made us realize we were in the right place. A stately blonde Labradoodle patiently surveyed guests clinked wine glasses by the replace. Two perky, exquisitely groomed lap dogs seemed to realize they were in the lap of luxury. A sleek spaniel quaffed straight-up water from a silver bowl as his person sipped a welcome flute of champagne.
The canines agreed: the new Perry Lane Hotel is the dog’s bow-wow. Clearly, Georgia’s worldly and historic port city is more luxurious than ever.
As Savannah’s landmark luxury-class hotel, Perry Lane dazzles the eye with its classic-meets-contemporary architectural style, remarkable design elements from floor to ceiling, views of historic homes, shops and church steeples, and artifacts on display. These include canine- and feline- inspired objects such as ceramic baskets to whimsical paintings. The hotel occupies two facing towers in the heart of downtown, making for easy walks to the city’s river walk, legendary squares full of live oaks draped with Spanish moss (actually, it’s not moss, but rather, air plants) and dotted with ferns and scores of Fido-friendly sidewalk cafes, boutiques and pubs.